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Good write up about the Airbus and the crew; welcome to OT. Hey some us fly for fun so maybe in the next GTG we will get a few hours aloft. Stick around!
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Good write up about the Airbus and the crew; welcome to OT. Hey some us fly for fun so maybe in the next GTG we will get a few hours aloft. Stick around!
The only thing that's better than flying for fun, is getting paid to fly. The pay sort of acts like an aphrodisiac for the flying. And the only thing that's better than flying (and even sex, for that matter) is flying jet fighters.

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The only thing that's better than flying for fun, is getting paid to fly. The pay sort of acts like an aphrodisiac for the flying. And the only thing that's better than flying (and even sex, for that matter) is flying jet fighters.

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Sex is a poor second to flying. Why? Because flying offers a stronger sensation and it lasts much longer. At least for me. Which of course is all I care about.

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did you carry TP on board, or had the copilot take care of the mess?
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If you are going to ride in the back of a plane, this is the guy you want playing with the buttons up front.
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Say what you will, but dropping that thing in the water with no loss of life or major injuries is officially classified as one hell of a job of piloting.
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I can almost see this ad on eBay:
Anyone wants to buy a cheap plane? Please stop by Pier 34, NYC. A little water damage, but paint job is shiny. All doors open as they should. Sorry, for this low price you will have to buy your dingies. Starting bid $100.00.

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In any account, glad they're all OK and able to call their lawyers.
Who are they going to sue? The dead geese?

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Who are they going to sue? The dead geese?
I would assume the Port Authority of New York for failure to maintain Goose Traffic Control, failure to warn the airplane that birds sometime are in the sky and that Airbus should have a system in place to stop large objects from being ingested in quickly spinning blades that cause sub-maximum performance characteristics.

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