15th Apr 2004, 02:35
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: The Wild West
Thought I'd share this bit of humour with everyone...from today's Column 8 in the Sydney Morning Herald:
"Beat that," said Bev Brill (Column 8, Monday) after noting that her Virgin Airlines check-in officer was Buck Rogers. Ross Barlow responded yesterday with his Qantas pilot, Captain Cook. Today Rod Dempsey of Terrigal adds that on a recent flight to Queensland the co-pilot was announced as Rowan Atkinson. After murmurs among passengers about Mr Bean crashing the plane, the flight attendant thoughtfully added, "No, luckily not that one."
15th Apr 2004, 04:06
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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Oh that's OK.
In the country town where we spent alot of time as kids our local GP was Doctor Death (pronounced Deeth).
The town's Policeman was Constable Huxtable.
The Archbishop of the Catholic Church in the Philippines was Cardinal Sin.
At school we had a Sister Sledge teaching us scripture/religion.
Now TL, if your Captains name was Kirk, Picard, Bligh or even Pugwash then I'd start to worry.
15th Apr 2004, 05:04
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Captain Pugwash in the left hand seat, Master Bates on the right. That'd be a flight to remember! Could be a bit bumpy on approach though.
Used to live in a little town with the local GP: Dr. Lawless and the local lawyers: Mr and Mrs Sewell
15th Apr 2004, 05:56
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Join Date: May 2002
Had a maths teacher in year 7 who's name was Richard Head. Had the personality of one too!
15th Apr 2004, 07:25
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Melbourne Aus
Back in the early nineties there was a paper clipping about an Ansett F28 that was delayed out of Brisbane because the tyres needed replacing.
The Captains name was Goodyear and the First Officer was named Dunlop.
How cool is that!
15th Apr 2004, 07:34
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Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: The Eternal Sandpit
I couldn't resist. Two Captains Kirk here in AirNZ.... One a nice bloke and nice to fly with.... One more of a Captain Picard and superb to fly with. As far as CRM goes, a rhetorical: Kirk or Picard ... and why? Answers on a matchbox to the ususal address.... FP
15th Apr 2004, 07:39
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Dunnunda & Godzone
I recall an Army officer, surname Major.
Knew him when he was LT Major, Captain Major and finally Major Major.
15th Apr 2004, 08:01
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: WX at our destination is 32 deg with some bkn cld, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive
Until recently the NSW Minister for Gaming and Racing was Richard Face.
15th Apr 2004, 08:51
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Got a year level co-ordinator with surname Kuhnell.
If only his first name was Far...
15th Apr 2004, 10:07
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Knew a bloke by the name of Wayne King, however he was more of Kerr than a King in my view.
15th Apr 2004, 11:02
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Nunc est bibendum
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Sydney, Australia
FP, Picard. Delegates more, more considered in his responses, listens to crew members, more supportive of crew members, slow to anger but decisive in his actions!
15th Apr 2004, 13:44
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Ppruner of the Year Nominee 2005
Used to be an SQ Capt named Murgatroyd! "
Heavens to Murgatroyd!" I believe was the catchphrase.
15th Apr 2004, 14:08
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Join Date: Feb 2001
There is a Qantas captain getting around with an interesting name.
Captain Hook ! Arrr Arrr Arrr !
15th Apr 2004, 21:01
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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: New Zealand
There used to be an Australian who was a Deputy Director of NZCAA by the name of Michael Hunt and one of the link operators in NZ has a David Bowie commonly called Ziggy Stardust.
15th Apr 2004, 22:32
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Join Date: Jan 2000
.... and the NZ Army had a Major Wayne Anker...
16th Apr 2004, 00:27
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Gold Coast
Heh, I've flown with Captain Cook.
Dallas Cook, one of the good guys.
16th Apr 2004, 01:04
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Join Date: Jan 1999
There was a high profile Concord Capt Cook with BA - also a Capt Cook with Eastern in MEL
There is also a Capt Richard Smith with QF... but never "Dick"..
I remember once where a Capt on the PA introduced himself using the (Female) F/A's name... nobody noticed except her!!
16th Apr 2004, 03:05
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Once heard on an Australian destroyer that two officers Michael Hoare and Michael Clapp shared a cabin. On the door in bold letters was 'Hoare and Clapp'.
16th Apr 2004, 09:55
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: North Queensland, Australia
What about Dick Waddy from the RAAF?
16th Apr 2004, 10:23
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Hong Kong
..and a friend of mine Tony Power whose intials are AC.
You guessed it, his brother is DC Power.
Thank God we don't all have parents like that...
And robert Mugabe's first President of Zimbabwe was the Rev. Canaan Banana.
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