A little levity is good comic relief
from the burdens of the day. These half-dozen quips from a 1941 edition of Flying Aces are the perfect pick-me-up for an
otherwise mundane day... as well as for an otherwise good day!
Head mechanic: What in the devil have you been doing all this
time? You should have had that engine ready 'way last
Green greaseball: But ya said it was brought in for a 200-hour
check. Well, I've done 168 hours of work on it - but I still have
32 more hours ta go.
Or Even a Snack
Phineas: I'm tellin' ya, Bump - never fly above 20,000
feet after a full meal.·
Bump: B-but why?
Phineas: Because ya won't find one up there! Haw-w-w-w-w!
The Way You Look at It
"That smart alec stunt flyer gives me a pain in the neck !"
"Yeah, I got a kink in my neck from watching him, too."
"Dere I vas," related Pilot Schnicklehans, "surrounded mitt British
Hurricanes! First, dey shodt dem off mein wings. Den dey knocked
off der tail mitt more bullets. Nexdt, idt vas broken in der two
halves mein fuselage - "
"Ja!" broke in a listener. "How exziting! Und den vat did you
"I crashed! Dumkopf!" came the reply.
Dawn and Out
Stewardess: Will you please throw the plane into a vertical at
Sky-Sleeper pilot: What's the big idea?
Stewardess: Well, that passenger in Berth Ten told me to make
sure he gets out of bed at 6.
Fool On You!
Crackpot Jim banked his haywire crate
Eight inches over the airport gate;
Outside-looped her hanging by his knees,
Didn't listen to his engine's wheeze.
Then he let her spin and wham on down;
Boy, did he kick that plane aroun'!
But this poem doesn't end with Jim's ruin;
He landed neat and asked, "How'm I doin'?"