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A Boeing 777 wide-body jetliner was lumbering along at 800km/hour at 31,000 feet when a cocky F-17 fighter jet flashed  by at Mach 2.
























The  F17 pilot decided to show off. On his state of the art radio that is part of his state of the art 3D and million dollar headset, the F17 youngster told the 777 pilot, “Hey Captain, watch this.”








He  promptly went into a barrel roll, followed by a steep, unimaginable, vertical climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier, as the F17 screamed down at impossible G’s before levelling at almost sea level.








The  F-17 pilot asked the 777 pilot what he thought of that?








The  777 pilot said, “That was truly impressive, but watch this.”








The  777 chugged along for about 5 minutes at the steady 800km/hour, and then the 777 pilot came back on and said, “What did you think of that?”








Puzzled,  the cocky F-17 pilot asked, “What the heck did you do?”








The  777 pilot chuckled and said, "I stood up, stretched my legs, walked  to the back, used the toilet, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and secured a date with the flight attendant for the next 3 nights in a five star hotel paid for by the company."









 









 THE  MORAL OF THE STORY IS:






When  you are young and foolish, speed and flash may seem like a good thing.








When  you get older and smarter, comfort and dullness is not such a bad thing.








It's  called S.O.S.








Slower,  Older and Smarter.




Dedicated  to all my friends approaching S.O.S.























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A Boeing 777 wide-body jetliner was lumbering along at 800km/hour at 31,000 feet when a cocky F-17 fighter jet flashed  by at Mach 2.
























The  F17 pilot decided to show off. On his state of the art radio that is part of his state of the art 3D and million dollar headset, the F17 youngster told the 777 pilot, “Hey Captain, watch this.”








He  promptly went into a barrel roll, followed by a steep, unimaginable, vertical climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier, as the F17 screamed down at impossible G’s before levelling at almost sea level.








The  F-17 pilot asked the 777 pilot what he thought of that?








The  777 pilot said, “That was truly impressive, but watch this.”








The  777 chugged along for about 5 minutes at the steady 800km/hour, and then the 777 pilot came back on and said, “What did you think of that?”








Puzzled,  the cocky F-17 pilot asked, “What the heck did you do?”








The  777 pilot chuckled and said, "I stood up, stretched my legs, walked  to the back, used the toilet, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and secured a date with the flight attendant for the next 3 nights in a five star hotel paid for by the company."









 









 THE  MORAL OF THE STORY IS:






When  you are young and foolish, speed and flash may seem like a good thing.








When  you get older and smarter, comfort and dullness is not such a bad thing.








It's  called S.O.S.








Slower,  Older and Smarter.




Dedicated  to all my friends approaching S.O.S.
























Jeffery SOct 10, 2018 @ 11:03
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Nice...


(On a side note, there are no F-17 fighter jets)


 



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Nice...


(On a side note, there are no F-17 fighter jets)


 


Casuistik, Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:45
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Excellent !! (and something I didn't know about F17's or absence thereof...)

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Excellent !! (and something I didn't know about F17's or absence thereof...)


Jeffery S, Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:54
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A Boeing 777 wide-body jetliner was lumbering along at 800km/hour at 31,000 feet when a cocky F-17 fighter jet flashed  by at Mach 2.

The  F17 pilot decided to show off. On his state of the art radio that is part of his state of the art 3D and million dollar headset, the F17 youngster told the 777 pilot, “Hey Captain, watch this.”

He  promptly went into a barrel roll, followed by a steep, unimaginable, vertical climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier, as the F17 screamed down at impossible G’s before levelling at almost sea level.

The  F-17 pilot asked the 777 pilot what he thought of that?

The  777 pilot said, “That was truly impressive, but watch this.”

The  777 chugged along for about 5 minutes at the steady 800km/hour, and then the 777 pilot came back on and said, “What did you think of that?”

Puzzled,  the cocky F-17 pilot asked, “What the heck did you do?”

The  777 pilot chuckled and said, "I stood up, stretched my legs, walked  to the back, used the toilet, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and secured a date with the flight attendant for the next 3 nights in a five star hotel paid for by the company."

 

 THE  MORAL OF THE STORY IS:

When  you are young and foolish, speed and flash may seem like a good thing.

When  you get older and smarter, comfort and dullness is not such a bad thing.

It's  called S.O.S.

Slower,  Older and Smarter.

Dedicated  to all my friends approaching S.O.S.


Oct 10, 18 11:03

And what about your mates who are already there ?

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And what about your mates who are already there ?


Ritchie, Oct 10, 2018 @ 14:24
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Well Ritchie you are definitely still approaching !!!


 

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Well Ritchie you are definitely still approaching !!!


 


Jeffery S, Oct 10, 2018 @ 15:07
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Well Ritchie you are definitely still approaching !!!

 


Oct 10, 18 15:07

Have you had a senior moment and forgotten that flattery doesn’t get you anywhere ?


Best, R.

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Have you had a senior moment and forgotten that flattery doesn’t get you anywhere ?


Best, R.


Ritchie, Oct 10, 2018 @ 18:56
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Well at least I tried..!! (some would say I am very trying !)

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Well at least I tried..!! (some would say I am very trying !)


Jeffery S, Oct 11, 2018 @ 09:21
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Well at least I tried..!! (some would say I am very trying !)


Oct 11, 18 09:21

Trying … oh no, not you, just fishing for compliments -- as usual.


Bisou, R.

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Trying … oh no, not you, just fishing for compliments -- as usual.


Bisou, R.


Ritchie, Oct 11, 2018 @ 09:48
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A Boeing 777 wide-body jetliner was lumbering along at 800km/hour at 31,000 feet when a cocky F-17 fighter jet flashed  by at Mach 2.

The  F17 pilot decided to show off. On his state of the art radio that is part of his state of the art 3D and million dollar headset, the F17 youngster told the 777 pilot, “Hey Captain, watch this.”

He  promptly went into a barrel roll, followed by a steep, unimaginable, vertical climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier, as the F17 screamed down at impossible G’s before levelling at almost sea level.

The  F-17 pilot asked the 777 pilot what he thought of that?

The  777 pilot said, “That was truly impressive, but watch this.”

The  777 chugged along for about 5 minutes at the steady 800km/hour, and then the 777 pilot came back on and said, “What did you think of that?”

Puzzled,  the cocky F-17 pilot asked, “What the heck did you do?”

The  777 pilot chuckled and said, "I stood up, stretched my legs, walked  to the back, used the toilet, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and secured a date with the flight attendant for the next 3 nights in a five star hotel paid for by the company."

 

 THE  MORAL OF THE STORY IS:

When  you are young and foolish, speed and flash may seem like a good thing.

When  you get older and smarter, comfort and dullness is not such a bad thing.

It's  called S.O.S.

Slower,  Older and Smarter.

Dedicated  to all my friends approaching S.O.S.


Oct 10, 18 11:03

Brilliant - thanks so much for the smile!

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Brilliant - thanks so much for the smile!


David L, Oct 12, 2018 @ 23:30
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Thanks David - it must be some sensation but I don't think the old ticker could stand it - given that if someone offered me a seat I would have to do it !!

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Thanks David - it must be some sensation but I don't think the old ticker could stand it - given that if someone offered me a seat I would have to do it !!


Jeffery S, Oct 13, 2018 @ 13:21
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I agree Jeffery. It’s definitely on my bucket list. 


My father (an electrical engineer) designed in all the electronic for BAE’s Eurofighter Typhoon. Unfortunately he now had vascular dementia otherwise I ask him to pull a few strings for me. 


It would have to be something real gentle though. No verticle claims to the stratosphere !

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I agree Jeffery. It’s definitely on my bucket list. 


My father (an electrical engineer) designed in all the electronic for BAE’s Eurofighter Typhoon. Unfortunately he now had vascular dementia otherwise I ask him to pull a few strings for me. 


It would have to be something real gentle though. No verticle claims to the stratosphere !


David L, Oct 13, 2018 @ 14:20
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