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Jun
25
2014

My Two Cents Worth (April 2014) by Randy Mains

Posted by jhadmin

My Two Cents Worth (April 2014 Issue) by Randy Mains I love aviation humor. I love it because I’ve found it always carries an element of truth. Consider the following homework assignment purported to have been written by a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort, SC. entitled: Why I want to be a Pilot When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around these days. Pilots don't need much school. [Read More...]

Tags: My Two Cents Randy Mains
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry categoryOpinion-Editorial categoryHuman Interest



Apr
17
2014

The Best Among Us

Posted by jhadmin

A poem by helicopter pilot Marshall Murdock The best among us are not among us, You will not find them here; They stand on distant lands and shores, For freedom’s cause so dear. [Read More...]

Tags: dedication military poem
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Sep
19
2013

Bashing a Million Bucks with a Hammer

Posted by jhadmin

Bashing a Million Bucks with a Hammer Story by Byron Edgington Back in Ohio I landed my first stable, long-term—I thought—commercial flying job. The position was with a start-up company in Toledo, with a brand new helicopter, and the promise of an experience many pilots never have, the chance to start a flight operation from the ground up. It was also the first time I got canned. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Apr
18
2013

Is Having Fun at Work an Oxymoron?

Posted by jhadmin

My motto has always been, “Have fun at work!” To me, fun at work isn’t an oxymoron, a phrase that combines contradictory terms. I suppose fun at work could be considered a contradiction in terms, like the classic Military Intelligence, or perhaps business ethics, or how about Microsoft Works or my favorite crash landing? The thing is, if I’m not having fun at work there’s something that needs changing, and if it’s something within my control, I change it. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Oct
25
2012

It's All in the Title

Posted by jhadmin

The doctor, nurse and I would stand by the helicopter in our matching custom-made University of California San Diego Life Flight blue flight suits looking as sharp as any flight crew on the Navy Blue Angels precision-flying team, (well kind of anyway) and after we gave our spiel someone would invariably approach me personally and ask, “Are you medically qualified, or are you JUST the pilot?” [Read More...]

Tags: mains randy
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
20
2011

The Night Before Christmas - Aviation Style

Posted by jhadmin

The Night Before Christmas - Aviation Style 'Twas the night before Christmas, on the ramp by the lobby, Not a copterwas stirring, not even a Robbie. The aircraft were fastened to tie downs with care, In hopes that come morning, they all would be there. [Read More...]

Tags: Christmas poem
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Oct
26
2010

The Helicopter Mechanic- Humor by Klank

Posted by jhadmin

Humor by Klank - One pilot skill that should be taught is dealing with the mechanic. This is some how neglected in the basic flight skills textbook. There was a great text going around a while back on “How to operate a helicopter mechanic”, but I feel that information was for the advanced pilot. Therefore I shall remedy the situation and write a basic piece that I feel should be inserted in your Pilot Operating Handbook. DEFINITIONS Mechanic: Worker skilled in using tools, repairing machines, etc, Source - Webster. Mechanic: Worker skilled in using tools, text, voodoo, threats, intimidation, profanity, pagers, cell phones, and determination, Source - Klank. [Read More...]

Tags: Klank mechanic
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Apr
06
2010

Don't Knock my Chopper Friends! - 1965

Posted by jhadmin

I used to laugh at the chopper jockeys And those things they travel in I joked about how slow they are And the way they pound the wind. Some o' the guys got hoppin' mad Guess it hit a sour note Especially one called "Shorty" Man, I always got his goat. [Read More...]

Tags: chopper jockey poem vietnam
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
28
2009

WIND LOGGERS

Posted by jhadmin

‘You the Pilot? (Would you ever want to deny it?) By Dorcey (Captain Methane) Wingo I vividly recall, while enduring the Army’s primary helicopter flight training, that to a man, we were so proud to be pilots! Well, not exactly yet, since we were still just a gaggle of lowly Warrant Officer Candidates and our silver wings were many months away, if ever. [Read More...]

Tags: Helicopter Stories
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
28
2009

Why helicopters are better than women....

Posted by jhadmin

Why helicopters are better than women.... By JH Visitor · Helicopters don’t object to a pre-flight inspection. · Helicopters can be turned on at any time, just by the flick of a switch. [Read More...]

Tags: Helicopters
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry


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