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Reply #1845 - Jan 3rd, 2019 at 6:48am
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JayG wrote on Feb 26th, 2011 at 4:54pm:
" who are the best pilots then? Fighter guys or tubeliner folks? "

I'm sure most have heard this before, but for those that havent....

A F16 was escorting a C 130 on a long flight and got bored so he pulled in front of the 130, got on the radio and said 'Watch this!' He then did a couple of ailerons rolls, pulled vertical, did a loop around the 130, then pulled up along side again with a huge grin on his face, and asked the 130 pilots what they thought about that.

Not to be outdone, the 130 captain said 'watch THIS!' For 5 minutes the F16 pilot sat there but nothing happened. Finally the 130 pilot came back on the radio and asked the 16 pilot what he thought. He said he didnt see anything, what was so special? The 130 pilot replied.......

"I got up from my seat, walked back to the galley, had a drink and a nice lunch, stretched my legs, and visited the head, and had a smoke, what do you think about that?"

Not another word was spoken on the radio   Smiley


That is dangerous and exciting. Smiley
  
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Reply #1846 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 8:57am
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JayG wrote on Feb 26th, 2011 at 4:54pm:
" who are the best pilots then? Fighter guys or tubeliner folks? "

I'm sure most have heard this before, but for those that havent....

A F16 was escorting a C 130 on a long flight and got bored so he pulled in front of the 130, got on the radio and said 'Watch this!' He then did a couple of ailerons rolls, pulled vertical, did a loop around the 130, then pulled up along side again with a huge grin on his face, and asked the 130 pilots what they thought about that.

Not to be outdone, the 130 captain said 'watch THIS!' For 5 minutes the F16 pilot sat there but nothing happened. Finally the 130 pilot came back on the radio and asked the 16 pilot what he thought. He said he didnt see anything, what was so special? The 130 pilot replied.......

"I got up from my seat, walked back to the galley, had a drink and a nice lunch, stretched my legs, and visited the head, and had a smoke, what do you think about that?"

Not another word was spoken on the radio   Smiley


For me it's the fighter guys.
  
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Reply #1847 - Jan 19th, 2019 at 3:43pm
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Well, it had to happen...  Sad

The last of the 727's are being retired.

Iran Aseman Airlines historic flight: The last scheduled passenger service on a Boeing 727 :

http://www.traveller.com.au/iran-aseman-airlines-historic-flight-the-last-schedu...
  
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Reply #1848 - Jan 19th, 2019 at 5:00pm
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I guess that's progress. So sad.  Cry
  

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Reply #1849 - Jan 26th, 2019 at 2:43am
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JayG wrote on Feb 26th, 2011 at 4:54pm:
" who are the best pilots then? Fighter guys or tubeliner folks? "

I'm sure most have heard this before, but for those that havent....

A F16 was escorting a C 130 on a long flight and got bored so he pulled in front of the 130, got on the radio and said 'Watch this!' He then did a couple of ailerons rolls, pulled vertical, did a loop around the 130, then pulled up along side again with a huge grin on his face, and asked the 130 pilots what they thought about that.

Not to be outdone, the 130 captain said 'watch THIS!' For 5 minutes the F16 pilot sat there but nothing happened. Finally the 130 pilot came back on the radio and asked the 16 pilot what he thought. He said he didnt see anything, what was so special? The 130 pilot replied.......

"I got up from my seat, walked back to the galley, had a drink and a nice lunch, stretched my legs, and visited the head, and had a smoke, what do you think about that?"

Not another word was spoken on the radio   Smiley


Well, that 130 pilot was kinda brave xD
  
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Reply #1850 - Jan 30th, 2019 at 11:51am
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During the time I was based in West Berlin in the late 80's, we would fly the three corridors in the 727 to different cities in West Germany. You had to be careful to stay in the center of the airway so as to not violate airspace. Many times a Russian fighter jet would slide up next to us and we would wave to each other.

One time, a Russian fighter jet flew up on our left side and there was an exchange of hand gestures that in one of the signs looked like "hey, you guys are number one!" Well, it was a one finger gesture. The Russian fighter was only a few hundred feet off our left side when our flight engineer got up from his seat and went over to the left rear cockpit window and dropped his pants and mooned the fighter pilot. You could see the Russian laugh and give us a "thumbs up." He then hit the AB, pulled up and disappeared.
  
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Reply #1851 - Feb 18th, 2019 at 1:07pm
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Hi guys,

I've been reading the whole thread and I just want to give a big thank you to all involved especially to Capt. Lou for sharing his experiences, simply fascinating. Thank you.

Pedro
  

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Reply #1852 - Feb 18th, 2019 at 7:09pm
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Mark,
When you have a chance, send me an e-mail.
I have tried to send you one a few weeks back.
Lou
  
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Reply #1853 - Feb 19th, 2019 at 12:25am
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Email sent Lou.

Sorry for the delay, but I was in hospital for almost a week. Nothing serious, mind you, just for some tests, and seeing a pain specialist who wanted to make some changes to my pain medication (so he could keep me under obsivation for any side effects).
  

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Reply #1854 - Feb 19th, 2019 at 11:44am
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Markoz wrote on Feb 19th, 2019 at 12:25am:
Email sent Lou.

Sorry for the delay, but I was in hospital for almost a week. Nothing serious, mind you, just for some tests, and seeing a pain specialist who wanted to make some changes to my pain medication (so he could keep me under obsivation for any side effects).


A speedy recovery, Mark.

Cheers
  

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Reply #1855 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 9:27pm
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Yseterday (21 March 2019), my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Lou, and his wife, when the cruise ship they are on (the Viking Sun) visited Geelong (Victoria, Australia) for the day.

We were given a tour of the beautiful ship, and had a lovely lunch in one of the restaurants on board. The crew were courteous, and very helpful, and I was very surprised to see that the ship was more like a 5 star hotel, than a ship!

I also had the great fortune to watch Lou fly the Captain Sim 757 III, from Sydney (YSSY), past the Sydney Opera House, then fly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, before climbing and then returning to land at SYD. Lou also did a couple of short replays during the flight, just to show how some maneuvers looked in an external view. This was a personal demonstration, of the type of things Lou does, when he gives his talks on the ship, with regards to being a commercial pilot. As a part of the tour, we visited the conference room (I forget what Lou called the huge room (theatre?)).

Lou also gives night talks about astronomy on the ship, which would be awesome when you are far out to sea, with no city lights, or smog to interfere with the view of the stars.


Group photo - after lunch (left to right, Mark (me), my wife, Lou's wife, and Lou)


Lou and myself on the cabin balcony - a balcony on a ship. Who would have thought the cabin would a balcony?


Another group photo - on one of the ship's tenders, heading back to Geelong Yacht Club.

We had a great time, although time passed so fast and it was over too soon.
  

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Reply #1856 - Mar 22nd, 2019 at 4:14pm
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Markoz wrote on Mar 21st, 2019 at 9:27pm:
Yseterday (21 March 2019), my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Lou, and his wife, when the cruise ship they are on (the Viking Sun) visited Geelong (Victoria, Australia) for the day.

What a small world! Smiley
  
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Reply #1857 - Yesterday at 7:45am
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YES! it really is a very small world, but with so many good people for friends the world becomes a wonderful place.

You should see Mark as he danced around the keyboard on my computer to show me so many cool tricks. He is truly amazing with the computer.

I am so glad to have had the good fortune to be able to meet-up with Mark and his wife after all these years of e-mails.

When I demonstrate the CS 757 to a theater full of people you should see the reaction to the total immersion as I fly around the various airports along our route. The way the computer image is displayed in the theater on this ship is a large super high definition wall (almost 40' X 16' ) of LED's, not a projector. You really feel as if you are in the cockpit with me as I fly around the various cities along our cruise. Even the audio in the theater is surround sound.

Thanks Mark for up-loading photos of your visit.

I loved you car's #plate - MARKOZ!  Very Cool!

I'll try to keep the "Lou stories" coming in the future.

Lou   
  
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