Thursday, August 29, 2013

And Now You Know

Why American Airlines has died....
This is probably apocryphal but entertaining.

Pre-Flight Announcement

A friend of mine heard this on a pre-flight announcement
from an American Airlines pilot: “On our flight today, we
will be flying at 34,000 feet. To give you an idea of how
high that is, we would be able to fly over 50 Empire State
buildings stacked one on top the other.
“Our speed will be about 500 miles per hour. That is just
over the muzzle velocity of the standard military .45
“We will be pushed along by two Pratt and Whitney
JT-8D-200 turbofan engines. While thrust to horsepower
varies with altitude, the total 40,000 pounds of thrust is
greater than the combined power of 10 D-9 diesel
“In other words, we’re faster than a speeding bullet, more
powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall
buildings in a single bound, and as always, your Dallas
based crew stands for truth, justice, and the AMERICAN

Kinda kicked the gigglebox.

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