Subj:     Pilot-Supp Jokes
                 (Includes 32 jokes and articles, 27 1063n,34,cf,wXT1a,24)

Josephs Free Stuff
Includes the following:  World War I Flying Ace Stamp (DU)
.........................The Blue Angels' Cockpit Footage (S954)
.........................SR-71 Pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter - Video (S939)
.........................Sample Reel for 'Above and Beyond' (S924)
.........................Flying With A US Fighter Pilot (S348b, S585c)
.........................Concrete Arrows (S886)
.........................Gail 'Hal' Halvorsen, The Candy Bomber -  Video (S890)
.........................This Is Why We Fly.... - Video (S878)
.........................Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip III (S954)
.........................Lucky Strike Fighter Pilot Commercial (S729, S823)
.........................Paul Tibbets Interview by Studs Terkel 2002 - Video (S727)
.........................F-35 Looping On Take-Off - Video (S680)
.........................Dean Martin And Foster Brooks - Video (S655, S824)
.........................The US Bomber And The German Fighter (S643)
.........................Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (S643c)
.........................Pilot Jessica Cox - Video (S641)
.........................Pilot's Eye View Of Carrier Landing! - Video (S629)
.........................An SR-71 Driver Speaks - Video/PPS (S567)
.........................SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul - Video (S616b)
.........................Pilot Has A Runway Problem (S564c)
.........................Virtual Pilot (S622b)
.........................Short Pilot Jokes
..............................The Fable Of The Happy Pilot (S855)
..............................Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip II (S826)
..............................Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip (S821)
..............................Pilot Does Smooth Roll - Video (S683b)
..............................Mike Peters Editorial (S665)
..............................US Pilot Shoots Terriorists - Video (S658b)
..............................Animation w/Audio Of Sully's Landing - Video (S637c)
..............................Rocket Man! - Video (S575c)
..............................Close Enough????? (S573b)
..............................C-5 All Female Flight Crew (S568c, S754)
..............................The Lawn Chair Man (S565c)

Subj:     World War I Flying Ace Stamp (DU)
          Issued on May 17,2001
          Created by Charles M. Schulz
 Source: http://www.greaterowego.com/communitypress/2001/0501/snoopy.htm
Subj:     The Blue Angels' Cockpit Footage (S954d)
          From: From: jbcary on 4/30/2015

 Source: https://www.youtube.com/embed/u4D0yx4DvBk
Photo from YouTube.com

 This Blue Angels video is insane footage taken from inside the cockpit.
 Click 'HERE' to  watch the look on the pilot's face during each maneuver.

Subj:     SR-71 Pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter (S939d)
          Produced by LockheedMartinVideos
          From: AFine963 on 1/7/2015
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/vpVT5Lr0BbI
 Source2: http://www.chonday.com/Videos/sr71jetplane1

 (Also see 'An SR-71 Driver Speaks'
       and 'SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul' in Plane-Supp)

 The SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft flew missions around the
 globe at speeds above Mach 3 and altitudes of 85,000 feet
 or more.  Many of it's contributions to national security
 will never be fully revealed to the public.  The SR-71
 holds many world aviation records for its speed and altitude.
In this interview with former SR-71
pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter, you'll
hear a first-hand account of the
aircraft's power and majesty.
Painting from JeffLewis.net
 Click 'HERE' to see this awesome interview.

Subj:     Sample Reel for 'Above and Beyond' (S924d)
          Created by: Playmount Productions
          From: AFine963
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/clhszVt36vc
 Source2: http://vimeo.com/54400569

 This is a Sample Reel for documentary feature "Above and Beyond".
 The only FOUR (4) Airplanes Israel had when the War of Independence
 began (May 1948) were smuggled from Czech Republic.  They were
 German Messerschmidt BF-109's, assembled overnight  in Tel Aviv
 and were never flight tested.  Click 'HERE' to learn about the
 men and women who risked everything against impossible odds to
 form the new country of Israel.

Subj:     Flying With A US Fighter Pilot (S348b, S585c)
          From: FridaySilliness on 8/15/2003
......and From: rfslick on 4/5/2008

 Biff and the Airplane by Rick Reily, "Sports Illustrated"

 "Now this message for America's most famous athletes: Someday
 you may be invited to flyin the back-seat of one of your
 country's most powerful fighter jets.  Many of you already
 have: John Elway, John Stockton, Tiger Woods to name a few.
 If you get this opportunity, let me urge you, with the greatest
 sincerity.  Move to Guam.  Change your name.  Fake your own
 death!  Whatever you do, do not go.  I know.  The U.S. Navy
 invited me to try it.  I was thrilled.  I was pumped.  I was
 toast!  I should've known when they told me my pilot would be
 Chip (Biff) King of Fighter Squadron213 at Naval Air Station
 Oceana in Virginia Beach.

 Whatever you're thinking a Top Gun named Chip (Biff) King
 looks like, triple it. He's about six-foot, tan, ice-blue
 eyes, wavy surfer hair, finger-crippling handshake ... the
 kind of man who wrestles dyspeptic alligators in his leisure
 time. If you see this man, run the other way.  Fast.  Biff
 King was born to fly.  His father, Jack King, was for years
 the voice of NASA missions. ("T-minus 15 seconds and counting
 ..."Remember?)  Chip would charge neighborhood kids a quarter
 each to hear his dad. Jack would wake up from naps surrounded
 by nine-year-olds waiting for him to say, "We have a liftoff."
Biff was to fly me in an F-14D Tomcat,
a ridiculously powerful $60 million
weapon with nearly as much thrust as
weight, not unlike Colin Montgomerie.
I was worried about getting air sick,
so the night before the flight I asked
Biff if there was something I should
eat the nextmorning.

 "Bananas," he said.

 "For the potassium?" I asked.

 "No," Biff said, "because they taste about the same coming up
 as they do going down."

 The next morning, out on the tarmac, I had on my flight suit
 with my name sewn over the leftbreast.  (No call sign like
 Crash or Sticky or Leadfoot but, still, very cool.)  I carried
 my helmet in the crook of my arm, as Biff had instructed.  If
 ever in my life I had a chance to nail Nicole Kidman, this was

 A fighter pilot named Psycho gave me a safety briefing and then
 fastened me into my ejection seat, which, when employed, would
 "egress" me out of the plane at such a velocity that I would be
 immediately knocked unconscious.  Just as I was thinking about
 aborting the flight,the canopy closed over me, and Biff gave
 the ground crew a thumbs-up.  In minutes we were firing nose up
 at 600 mph.  We leveled out and then canopy-rolled over another

 Those 20 minutes were the rush of my life.  Unfortunately, the
 ride lasted 80.  It was like being on the roller coaster at Six
 Flags Over Hell.  Only without rails.  We did barrel rolls, sap
 rolls, loops, yanks and banks. We dived, rose and dived again,
 sometimes with a vertical velocity of 10,000 feet per minute.
 We chased another F-14, and it chased us.  We broke the speed
 of sound.  Sea was sky and sky was sea.  Flying at 200 feet we
 did 90-degree turns at 550 mph, creating a G force of 6.5, which
 is to say I felt as if 6.5 times my body weight was smashing
 against me, thereby approximating life as Mrs. Colin Montgomerie.
 And I egressed the bananas.  I egressed the pizza from the night
 before.  And the lunch before that.  I egressed a box of Milk
 Duds from the sixth grade.  I made Linda Blair look polite.
 Because of the G's, I was egressing stuff that did not even want
 to be egressed.  I went through not one airsick bag, but two.

 Biff said I passed out.  Twice.  I was coated in sweat.  At one
 point, as we were coming in upside down in a banked curve on a
 mock bombing target and the G's were flattening me like a
 tortilla and I was in and out of consciousness, I realized I was
 the first person in history to throw down.

 I used to know cool. Cool was Elway throwing a touchdown pass,
 or Norman making a five-ironbite.  But now I really know cool.
 Cool is guys like Biff, men with cast-iron stomachs and freon
 nerves. I wouldn't go up there again for Derek Jeter's black
 book, but I'm glad Biff does everyday, and for less a year than
 a rookie reliever makes in a home stand.

 A week later, when the spins finally stopped, Biff called.  He
 said he and the fighters had the perfect call sign for me.  Said
 he'd send it on a patch for my flight suit.

 What is it? I asked.

 "Two Bags."

 To get another perspective on fighter pilot's thinking, click
 'HERE' for a very cool picture.

Subj:     Concrete Arrows (S886d) 
          From: bill7808 on 11/25/2013
Photo from TheVergre.com
 Source: http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/18/5116408/trans
 Source: http://www.snopes.com/travel/airline/arrows.asp

 Every so often, usually in the vast deserts of the American
 Southwest, a hiker or a backpacker will run across something
 puzzling: a large concrete arrow, as much as seventy feet in
 length, sitting in the middle of scrub-covered nowhere.

 What are these giant arrows? Some kind of surveying mark?
 Landing beacons for flying saucers? Earth's turn signals?

 Click 'HERE' to learn about these concrete arrows.

Subj:     Gail 'Hal' Halvorsen, The Candy Bomber
          Made by Chapman University
          From: sam.hutkins on 2/1/14 (S890d)
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/zhQroWiBdUw
 Text at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Halvorsen

 This video features Lt. Gail Halvorsen, Sgt. Earl Albers,
 and Michael Ott discussing the Berlin Airlift, the Cold War,
 and the Berlin Candy Bomber.

 Gail 'Hal' Halvorsen was a pilot at the start of the Berlin
 Airlift.  Hal flew three cargo planes full of supplies each
 day into Berlin.  One day he started by giving a few treats
 to children watching the planes from outside the Tempelhof
 base. Wanting to give more, he promised to drop more candy
 from his plane the next day. Because the planes would arrive
 nearly every three minutes, the children naturally couldn't
 distinguish his aircraft from the others. However, Halvorsen
 promised to wiggle the wings to identify himself, which led
 to his nickname "Onkel Wackelflugel" ("Uncle Wiggle Wings").
 The other American candy bombers became known as the Rosinen-
 bomber (Raisin Bombers). Halvorsen's initiative drew the
 attention of the operation's commanding officer, Lieutenant
 General William H. Tunner, who approved of it and ordered it
 expanded into Operation Little Vittles.

 Click 'HERE' to learn about the Berlin Airlift and Candy
 Bomber's story.

Subj:     This Is Why We Fly.... (S878d)
          From: MrGoodViews on 11/3/2013
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/7mxmFCw-Dig
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/perspectivequeenstown/

 Sometimes what a pilot sees in a day, people won't see in
 their lifetimes.  This amazing video is a pilot's perspective
 of landing in Queenstown, New Zealand.  Click 'HERE' to see
 this magnificent video.

Subj:     Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip III (S954)
          By Charles M. Schulz on 5/3/2015
Source: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2015/05/03
Subj:  Lucky Strike Fighter Pilot Commercial
       From: darrellvip (S729, S823d)
       on 1/6/2011 (in Hearlines-Supp)
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCK0VQKSfwc
 Source2: http://www.uboomerutv.com/view_video.php?

 This very cute, old commercial shows the thrills of being
 a fighter pilot, and having Lucky Strike Cigarettes.  Click
 'HERE' to see this great ad.

Subj:     Paul Tibbets Interview by Studs Terkel 2002 (S727d)
          From: darrellvip on 12/22/2010

Photo from SuperStock.com

Source1: http://www.enolagay509th.com/tibbetsstuds.htm
Source2: http://www.guardian.co.uk/
The first item is the text of an interview of Paul
 Tibbets by Studs Terkel.  Studs Terkel was a master reporter,
 a oral historian, and a great writer.  Click 'HERE' to read
 this interesting interview.
Source: http://eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1297307867
The second item is a video of Paul Tibbits recollections
if his first flight and early years.  Click on the
 above source to see this video.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iQ2pyEZefs
This is a promo for the Smithsonian Channel's documentary
on Paul Tibbets and the Enola Gay 'The Men Who Brought The Dawn.'
 Click 'HERE' to see this video.
Source: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675036278_Colonel-
Colonel Paul Tibbets, Pilot of the Enola Gay, describes his 
 mission dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan.  Click on the
 above source to see this video.

Subj:     F-35 Looping On Take-Off (S680d) 
          From: darrellvip on 1/21/2010
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/aZLUERkcFoY
 Source2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-35_Lightning_II

 The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat,
 single-engine, stealth multi-role fighter, that can
 perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air
 defense missions.  The F-35 has three different models;
 one is the conventional takeoff and landing variant,
 the second is short takeoff and vertical-landing variant,
 and the third is a carrier-based variant.

 Click 'HERE' to watch this pilot have engine problems
 after a carrier takeoff. He has to have ice water in his
 veins to regains control of his $70 million fighter jet.

Subj:     Dean Martin And Foster Brooks (S655d, S824)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 7/15/2009
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/MjRy2NZ-vxY

 In this cute, comedy routine, Foster Brooks plays a drunk
 airline pilot.  Click 'HERE' to see this short video.

Subj:     The US Bomber And The German Fighter 
          From: darrellvip on 5/7/2009 (S643)
 Source: http://www.snopes.com/military/charliebrown.asp

 During WWII, a B-17 Flying Fortress was damaged over
 Europe.  A German pilot named Franz Steigler was
 ordered to take off and shoot down the B-17.  Click
 'HERE' to read their story.

     by John Graziano on 5/5/2009
 Source: http://www.gocomics.com/ripleysbelieveitornot/2009/05/05
Subj:     Pilot Jessica Cox (S641d)
          From: tom on 4/23/2009
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuMHSFPOzpc
 Source2: http://www.rightfooted.com/

 Jessica Cox was born with no arms.  At an early age, Jessica
 learned to feed herself, write with her feet and play the
 piano.  Putting in contact lenses, washing and brushing her
 hair, and fixing breakfast in the morning are all tasks that
 come second-nature to her.  Jessica is a black belt in Tae
 Kwon-Do and is a professional motivational speaker.

 When first learning to drive, Jessica was encouraged to use
 special modifications.  Even after her car was modified, she
 decided to remove them and drive without.  She holds an
 unrestricted driver's license.

 As an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, Jessica
 attended classes taking notes with her feet.  At 25 words
 per minute, Jessica was able to type out her papers with a
 regular computer keyboard on the floor.

 In order to overcome her fear of flying, Jessica became
 the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.
 Click 'HERE' to see a video about her flying.

Subj:     Pilot's Eye View Of Carrier Landing!
          From: darrellvip on 1/27/2009 (S629d)
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Hn5DHw70zPo

 Landing an S-3 Viking jet on an aircraft carrier from
 the Navy pilot's view.  This home video will make your
 heart start racing. It is very cool.  Click 'HERE' to
 see what it feels like to land on a carrier.

Subj:     An SR-71 Driver Speaks (S567 in Plane-Supp)
          From: rfslick on 12/4/2007
Photo from LoneStarAeroClub

 If you love aviation stories, you will enjoy this first
 person story of flying an SR-71 for seventeen years.
 Click 'HERE' to read.

Subj:   SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul (S616b)
        From: gattica30 on 10/29/2008(in Plane-Sup)
Photo from SR71.net...
 Source: http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com/SR-71/index.htm

 This movie is the true story of when Brian Shul piloted
 the SR-71 over Libya and surface-to-air missiles capable
 of Mach 5 speed were launched at his SR-71 plane.  It is
 the same story as told above, but done in a movie.
 Click 'HERE' to see the video.

Subj:     Pilot Has A Runway Problem (S564c)
          From: LABLaughsAdult on  11/11/2007

 Back in the 60's we used to fly 747's.  Well one of the
 airlines came up with a fuel savings procedure that shuts
 down various systems and engines during taxi into the gate.
 Just so happened it was a Chief Pilot that was the first
 to try out this new procedure.  His name was John Chenault
 and he was the Chief at LAX.

 As John was approaching the ramp and turning into the gate
 after a long flight, the flight engineer was running the
 "new" taxi checklist and shutting down engines and switches.
 Shut down #3 and #4.  Hydraulic system two "b" pump ---off.
 Pneumatic system---set...etc etc..   Then as he finishes
 shutting down these systems, the Flight Engineer says...
 "What f ... ing knucklehead thought this up"!

 Just about that time Captain Chenault applied the brakes to
 stop the 747.  No brakes.  Caught on voice recorder: "we
 haven't got any brakes...s ..t!"

 The 747 entered Terminal Two at LAX through the glass
 and penetrated about 25 feet.

 At the FAA hearing all were sitting around the table
 listening to the voice recorder (CVR).  At about the time
 the recording aired the FE saying : "who the  f..k thought
 this one up?"  All eyes trained on the person sitting there
 who DID think it up....laughter broke out.

 FAA does not like laughter.  In an effort to bring some
 decorum back to the hearing an FAA inspector said "Captain
 Chenault...um...at what point did you realize you had a

 His (no s .. t answer) was ...."I think it was when I
 passed the cigarette machine in the terminal".

Subj:     Virtual Pilot (S622b,d)
          From: ginafm on 12/8/2008
 Source: http://www.lufthansa-usa.com/useugame2007/html/play.html

 This game is a wonderful test of your knowledge of
 the location of major cities throughout the world.
 You can play it by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Short Pilot Jokes

Subj:     The Fable Of The Happy Pilot (S855)
          From: virv on 5/29/2013
 Source: http://robertang.blogspot.com/
 Click 'HERE' to read the fable of the happy pilot.

Subj:     Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip II (S826)
          By Charles M. Schulz on 11/4/2012
 Source: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2012/11/04
 Click 'HERE' to see our WWII flying ace get shot down
 behind enemy lines.

Subj:     Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip (S821)
          By Charles M. Schulz on 10/7/2012
 Source: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2012/10/07
 Click 'HERE' to see Snoopy do battle with The Red Baron.

Subj:     Pilot Does Smooth Roll (S683b,d)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 2/10/2010
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/pMWxuKcD6vE
 Click 'HERE' to watch a pilot due a barrel roll so smoothly
 that a cup of coffee doesn't spill.  Then he does a barrell
 roll while pouring a cup of tea.

Subj:     Mike Peters Editorial (S665)
          By Mike Peters on 10/20/2009
 Source: http://www.grimmy.com/editorials.php
 This Mike Peters political cartoon is about the two
 Northwest Flight pilots who flew 150 miles past the
 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by mistake.
 Click 'HERE' to see this cute cartoon.

Subj:     US Pilot Shoots Terriorists (S658b,dwmv)
          From: tom on 8/16/2009

 This video was taken from inside the cockpit of an A-10
 by the pilot.  It was a night view.  What you see is from
 9,700 feet away (almost two miles).  Four terrorists are
 walking along a street with no clue that someone is watching
 them.....from almost 2 miles away in the dark..

 The A-10 fired a 30 mm cannon WITHOUT injuring the dog nearby,
 who escaped unharmed.  You can see the gun camera shake a
 bit as the pilot fires.  Then count about 4 seconds for the
 rounds to travel 2 miles.  Every tenth round is a tracer,
 so the bullets you actually see are every tenth.  They are
 getting hit with hundreds of rounds, but the dog is unscathed.

 Muzzle velocity on the 30mm cannon is 2,430 feet per second.
 The result is that four fewer guys won't be blowing up women
 and children anymore!  The dog, in the upper right, just
 safely gets the hell out of there.

 Only click 'HERE' if you are NOT faint of heart.

Subj:     Animation w/Audio Of Sully's Landing 
          From: darrellvip on 2/28/09 (S637c,d)
 At: https://www.youtube.com/embed/imDFSnklB0k
 US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency crash-landing
 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, 2009.
 All 155 people on board were brought to safety.  The
 miraculous landing took place after the plane struck
 at least one bird upon takeoff from New York's LaGuardia

 Watch this professional 3D animation to see for your-
 self what really happened.  Click 'HERE' to see this
 excellent reconstructed.

Subj:     Rocket Man! (S575c)
          From: rfslick on 1/18/2008
 What an amazing thing!  This Human Flying Jet Machine is
 my hero.  Click 'HERE' to view these twenty-four pictures.

Subj:     Close Enough????? (S573b)
          From: rfslick on 1/10/2008
 Pilot flies Up to back door of a C-130 for Photo Op.
 Click 'HERE' to see how close he was willing to fly
 his jet in this five photo sequence.

Subj:     C-5 All Female Flight Crew (S568c, S754)
          From: tom on 12/10/2007
      and From: lubin100 on 6/6/2011
 (Also see 'All Female Flight Crew' in Plane2)
 Click 'HERE' to read about this all female flight crew,
 and see their picture.

Subj:     The Lawn Chair Man (S565c)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 11/15/2007
 Source: (Removed from lablaughs.com)
 A man in LA bought 45 weather balloons, attached them to
 lawn chair, and went for a ride.  You can read the article
 by clicking 'HERE'.

                           -(o o)-
..............................From darrell94590 on 8/3/06.