A LITTLE "AVIATION HUMOR' FROM AN OLD FRIEND

JACK MOGUS

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RECEIVED THIS FROM AN OLD BUDDY TODAY - - HAD TO PASS IT ON.

BJ



"BALLS TO THE WALL" IS A TERM THAT PILOTS USE THAT HAS ORIGINS FROM THE EARLIER DAYS OF FLIGHT, WHEN THE THROTTLE, PROP AND MIXTURE CONTROLS HAD BALLS ON THE ENDS THAT MADE IT EASIER FOR THE PILOT TO GRIP. FULL FORWARD TO THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS "BALLS TO THE WALL."



St. Louis Approach to United:

"United 132 best forward speed to the outer marker, you're number one."

United 132: a male voice: " Roger, balls to the wall."



St. Louis Approach to American:

"American 4821, you're number two behind a United 737, follow him, cleared visual,

best forward speed."

An American 4821 Female Pilot: "Well, I can't do balls to the wall, but I can do wide open."

- Radio Silence -

An unidentified male Pilots' voice: "Is American hiring?"
 
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