How big an aviation geek are you?

I was rushing to the bathroom, when I got buttonholed by another aviation geek who works here. He wanted to ask me if I could do something for his group next week some time. I said “PAN PAN PAN” (aviation speak for an urgent but not life-threatening condition) but he just looked at me uncomprehendingly.

From this I learned two things:

  • in spite of his years in the Navy working on A-4s, and his current work as a volunteer at local airshows, he’s not up on the pilot/controller glossary
  • the Imodium isn’t working

6 thoughts on “How big an aviation geek are you?”

  1. Ok, that was hillarious. I busted out laughing at my computer desk, and my wife asked what was so funny.

    After I stopped laughing, I showed her, and she didn’t get it either. 🙂

  2. Sorry, but I think PAN-PAN-PAN is outdated; think Swissair. If it was me with the winky browneye, sprinting for the john, I would have issued a full-on mayday call at your cow-orker. 😉

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