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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 13:16
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You know you're a C152 pilot when you shoulder barge your car door to open it.

I've actually done this more than once and when the door didn't open I had a rather confused feeling for a few seconds.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 13:44
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When you consider that paying over 100 for a beefburger is a good deal.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 15:14
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When you drive on the motorway and pretend to be flying under all the bridges!
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 16:41
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.... on a bright summers day when the air is full of haze and poor viz and people say "What a lovely day" and you say "No it isn't!"
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 16:45
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...you're driving in your car, need to concentrate on a difficult traffic situation but can't find the "pilot isolation" button to mute out the chitchat of your passengers.

...you back up your TomTom with an actual road atlas.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 16:47
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Dulles Airport, Washington DC. Couple of hours to kill, ate a meal, then decided to do the walk from one end of the concourse to the other....I calculate the concourse is at least a mile and a half, so that would be 3 miles, should take another hour.....

Stopped at the farthest end from my London gate....to catch my breath, leaned against the barrier of a flight to Texas, where the pilot, hoping NOT to have to offload the bags of a missing passenger, asked me "Are you for Houston?"

Without any thought, I firmly replied "Negative!"

His look of surprised recognition and brotherhood kept me airborne all the way back to the London gate.

PS. I don't look like a pilot, I look like a granny. Heck, I am a granny.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 17:32
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Youngest Granny in UK is 29!!! not far off you

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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 18:12
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... the word 'flaps' no longer elicits a school boy chuckle
Seems I'm still not a pilot.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 19:43
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When your in the car at a junction;

'Clear left'
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 19:51
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....when you tell people on the phone to 'Standby'.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 19:52
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Originally Posted by fireflybob
When you drive on the motorway and pretend to be flying under all the bridges!
As a kid, I did that. I growed up now. while thinking about it, I'm wondering if a 757 would fit...

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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 20:01
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...when you locate and turn on the overhead 'courtesy' light in your car as if you are selecting landing lights 'on' in an A320...
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 20:57
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...when you compulsively pull out the choke of your car every ten minutes and count to ten.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 21:42
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when.........

you declare items in your car 'U/S' without thinking to your confused passenger constantly pushing the window switch................
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 22:00
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...when you'd rather fly than have sex.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 22:17
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I had a customer ring me at work, and at the end of the conversation he asked "are you a pilot?" and I was thinking WTF how the hell does he know. He said that I had read out all the letters from a product code using the phonetic alphabet. Didn't realise that I had until he told me!
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 22:44
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the highlight of your week is spending an hour cramped in an overpriced spam can

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Old 24th Apr 2012, 05:40
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The nice women in the garage looks at you strangely when you say the new exhaust you have just had fitter "has just cost me 4 hours flying"!!!!!!!
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 07:49
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When you do FREDA checks whilst driving along the motorway
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 14:11
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You have just renewed all your ratings. and medical, and your Wife asks you where is the money for this years holiday !

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