There’s a joke database on this site. Every now and then I get a new joke and I update the 200+ jokes available. One came in yesterday that I thought I’d share it here. There are more pilot conversations like it in the database.
The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know ones gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign: Speedbird 206.
Speedbird 206: â€? Frankfurt , Speedbird 206 Clear of active runway.â€?
Ground: â€œSpeedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven.â€?
The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: â€œSpeedbird, do you not know where you are going?â€?
Speedbird 206: â€œStand by, Ground, Iâ€™m looking up our gate location now.â€?
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): â€œSpeedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?â€?
Speedbird 206 (coolly): â€œYes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, â€” And I didnâ€™t land.â€?