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Old 24th Apr 2012, 18:06
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... you can't write a one-liner without at least three spelling errors in it.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 19:20
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...when you pull up outside your house and switch into reverse gear whilst travelling at 30mph.
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 02:08
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When you get pulled over for driving down the center line of the road.
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 07:55
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...when you compulsively pull out the choke of your car every ten minutes and count to ten.
When you're still driving a car with a choke in the year 2012 because you spent all your money on flying
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 08:05
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....when people dont understand your stories because of all the acronym'

When you are in a mtg with a new client that descends into techie speak and you wonder why they keep using ICAO/IATA codes

then you realise that they are the latest acronyms for new wonder-gadgets!
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 19:53
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lost

....when you are lost in a strange city you turn your head to the back row seats, release steering wheel and study the map....
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 20:07
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When the picture of your aircraft comes out of your wallet more often than the picture of your girl.
D.O.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 20:36
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...when you desperately want to lean the mixture while driving down the motorway
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 20:39
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... when you stay teetotal just because you know you're flying in the morning (and yet you'd happily drive home after a couple!)
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 00:19
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..when you go to a party and tell everyone you are a pilot.
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 06:43
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..when you go to a party and tell everyone you are a pilot.
Is the winner..

There used to be an old RAF joke that I can't quite remember now but part of it was 'How do you know if there's a Harrier pilot at a party? His wife will tell you.'
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 11:37
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when you are unable to stop yourself assessing the world in terms of visibility, cloud base and wind speed

when you notice the sales person on the telephone fails to use the phonetic alphabet correctly

when planning a short break or holiday you start with the self fly option and refuse to accept the 29.99 return flight with NOTSOEASY to a.n.y.w.h.e.r.e. is so much the better deal....
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 18:58
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There used to be an old RAF joke that I can't quite remember now but part of it was 'How do you know if there's a Harrier pilot at a party? His wife will tell you.'
Thing,
The slightly different one which I know from my Harrier friend is "how do you know theres a Harrier Pilot in the room?" because he'll tell you! ...Now I believe its Typhoon pilots...

ps..like the driving down the centre line of the road one...I ahve to think twice sometimes, especially after a lesson in the circuit!
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 00:42
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Ok, so I'm not quite a pilot yet, but since learning, I have started requesting taxi clearances before reversing off the drive, and carrying out regular FREDA checks while driving.

Incidently, phonetics are widely used by many people, even the OH used them when working in a call centre as a student.

Oh, and I agree with the unit of currency becoming 1 hour's flying.
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 01:26
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... you're posting on PPRuNe at 0026 (UTC, of course)...

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Old 29th Apr 2012, 07:43
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.... when you buy anything that has to do about flying or having planes/hot air balloon motives on them like:

- bed sheets
- jewelry
- gift wrapping paper
- posters
- lamps
- toilet seat covers (yes, I have one with balloons on it!)
- blankets
- t-shirts/blouses

and your apartment almost looks like a flying museum!
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 12:14
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Smile

'Yes' to lots of these, especially when driving, the moving brake test and electrics off before closing down the engine being 2nd nature.

And occasionally 'doors to manual' when stopped....

Btw - a tank of Derv is now almost an hour's flying. But it does allow 10 hours driving.

That said, I'd sooner have an hour in the air...
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 12:47
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Thanks M Berger!

...I won't REALLY be that sort of Club Secretary...i'll leave that to the CFI
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 14:15
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When your watch is bigger than your d**k.
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 14:48
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Better off with a tachy
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