S.O.S.: Slower, Older, Smarter

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S.O.S.: Slower, Older, Smarter

Post by koimaster » March 5th 2021, 2:18pm

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An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h in 30,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears.
The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: "Airbus flight, boring flight isn’t it? Take care and have a look here!”
He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, only to swoop down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, "Well, how was that?"
The Airbus pilot answers: "Very impressive, but now have a look here!"
The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, with the same speed. After five minutes, the Airbus pilot radioed, "Well, what are you saying now?"
The jet pilot asks confused: "What did you do?" The other laughs and says, "I got up, stretched my legs, went to the back of the flight to the bathroom, got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon cake.
The moral of the story is:
When you are young, speed and adrenaline seems to be great. But as you get older and wiser, comfort and peace are not to be despised either.
This is called S.O.S.: Slower, Older, Smarter.
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Re: S.O.S.: Slower, Older, Smarter

Post by Hawk » March 6th 2021, 11:32am

The A380 doesn’t offer many clues that you’re actually flying. Not spilling the martinis in the lounge possibly figured into the design criteria.

After flying an Emirates or Singapore A380 a domestic airline seems like a 1960s school bus or, in some cases, prison transfer buses.
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Re: S.O.S.: Slower, Older, Smarter

Post by Falstaff » March 6th 2021, 12:13pm

Hawk wrote:
March 6th 2021, 11:32am
The A380 doesn’t offer many clues that you’re actually flying. Not spilling the martinis in the lounge possibly figured into the design criteria.

After flying an Emirates or Singapore A380 a domestic airline seems like a 1960s school bus or, in some cases, prison transfer buses.
...with fewer amenities.
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