Friday, January 9, 2009

Never make fun of little airplanes!

One day, the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee.

Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said: "What a cute little plane. Did you make it yourself?"

Our hero the Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like that and I'll have enough parts for another one."


Editor's Note - I fly a cute little Cessna Skyhawk. :-) But it flies better than my co-worker's Audi!


  1. Just thought I'd stop and comment for a change...I'm really enjoying your blog.. I don't work in Aviation at all - but I teach Aviation Management students ... figure reading here can't hurt :)

    I always try to make their assignments and so on relevant to aviation topics... have learned a fair bit in previous years as a result.

  2. Dear Flit-

    I'm often a teacher as well - mixing humor in with lessons is always appreciated by young and old students.

    And, thanks Mom!


  3. Hahaha quick thinking! That's hilarious.