Sunday, August 23, 2009

Left or Right

Just a chuckle overheard on the radio. We're flying and its nice where we are but the cumulonimbus is starting to build further west next to the mountains. An Air Canada calls in requesting to divert to the left around a build up. The controller approved the diversion, but asks him to go right instead. The pilot acknowledges then a moment later the controller reassesses the situation and calls back to let him know that left is okay after all. ATC is quite amazingly obliging at trying to get us pilots what we need to do.

"That's okay," says the pilot. "We already started a turn to the right. We don't want to make anyone sick back there."

"I guess you don't serve meals anymore," quips the controller instantly.


Joanna said...

Oooh, zing!

I haven't had any unpleasant plane food experiences. But then I haven't been on an international flight I remember, so food was always a snack or light lunch, not the only thing keeping me going for the many more hours of flight.

Linn said...

I love short n' sweet n' funny posts like these. Keep 'em coming, please. (Oh, and you get the rhyme for free.)

Aviatrix said...

I always think of them as being cheaters. Thanks for the validation. There are a couple in the pipeline.