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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 9/14/2001 5:03:48 AM EST
Just trying to lighten things up a bit... I was a Pan Am 727 Flight Engineer waiting for start clearance in Munich, Germany. I was listening to the radio since I was the junior crew member. This was the conversation I overheard: Lufthansa: (In German) "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground: (In English) "If you want an answer you must speak English." Lufthansa: (In English) "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Before ground could answer, someone replied in a beautiful British accent: "Because you lost the bloody war!"
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 5:15:12 AM EST
thanks! i needed that.
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 5:19:17 AM EST
I heard a similar story about a British Airways plane and a Lufthansa plane approaching the same airport sometime in the Sixties. The BA bird had the ball from ATC, but the Lufthansa pilot was insisting that he had checked in first. The BA pilot came on the radio and made some reference to all of the Luftwaffe birds he had downed in WWII, and that the Lufthansa pilot should not tempt him.
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