a funny joke for us mac guys

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  1. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    this may be old as all hell... buuut...

    A pilot is flying a small, single-engine, charter plane with a couple of really important executives on board into Seattle airport. There is fog so thick that visibility is 40 feet, and his instruments are out. He circles looking for a landmark and after an hour, he is low on fuel and his passengers are very nervous. At last, through a small opening in the fog he sees a tall building with one guy working alone on the fifth floor.

    Circling, the pilot banks and shouts through his open window: "Hey, where am I?". The solitary office worker replies: "You're in an airplane.". The pilot immediately executes a swift 275 degree turn and executes a perfect blind landing on the airport's runway five miles away. Just as the plane stops, the engines cough and die from lack of fuel.

    The stunned passengers ask the pilot how he did it. "Elementary," replies the pilot, "I asked the guy in that building a simple question. The answer he gave me was 100% correct but absolutely useless; therefore, I knew that must be Microsoft's support office and from there the airport is three minutes away on a course of 87 degrees."

    :D
     
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    That's really good. I've already copied it to email. :D
     
  3. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Hilarious.

    I do, however, have to point out that 87 + 275 does not equal 360. :D :p

    I'm assuming the heading wasn't 0.

    EDIT Read the white if you want; it proves I'm not as stupid as you first thought.
     
  4. ham_man macrumors 68020

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  5. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    It's great! I showed it to one of my friends whose sister's financee works for Microsoft. She didn't like it very much. Wonder why.......:p :D :eek: :D
     
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    Good joke :D . I think i saw the same one posted somewhere else, only it was a helicopter.
     
  8. adk macrumors 68000

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    In my mind I'm envisioning the PC guy from the Mac commercials in that 5th story window... I guess I need to get out more.
     
  9. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Haha... I've heard this one before but I laugh every time. :D
     
  10. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Obviously you are not a pilot.:p And I read the white. But 360 has nothing to do with it, I can make a 725 degree turn to the left and be 5 degrees less heading than when I started.

    If the pilot in the joke was on a heading of 172 degrees and made a 275 degree right turn his heading would be 87 degrees, or on a heading of 002 and made a 275 degree left turn his heading would be 87 degrees. More importantly SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl) doesn't have a present runway on that heading. They correspond to approx 161 degrees and 341 degrees. They may have been refering to a different local airport that I am not bothering to find!:p
     
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    It may be a very old one but it's still a good one.
     
  13. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Copyed/pasted it in an email to friends.

    Very nice joke.
     
  14. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Heard it a few times, slightly different version this one. Still makes me laugh. :)
     

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