How awfully British by PaulT

Just reading on a specialist website about the CityJet that was operating for Air France that lost communication earlier in the week and was escorted by two Typhoons. One of the Typhoon pilots instructing the CityJet captain once communications were established:

"I've been instructed by her majesty's government to instruct you turn right 090 degrees"

"Don't think of them as problems, think of them as opportunities."
"OK, I think I've hit an insurmountable opportunity!"


Posted 05 May 2016, 15:09 #1 

Dave Goody
Its the only way to talk to these foreign Johnnies!

Posted 06 May 2016, 11:47 #2 

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do they still use " bandits at 12 oclock " etc ?
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Posted 07 May 2016, 08:39 #3 

Perhaps "Tally Ho Old Bean" would have done it!

Posted 09 May 2016, 12:29 #4 

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Had 6 F-15s pass over our house today, 1x4 then 1x2. Bit too quick and high for a photo sadly.

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Posted 09 May 2016, 18:57 #5