So some airline-pilot friends were in town the other night after flying their 767 in from the west coast. I took them to a new and trendy spot for good drinks and better girl, I mean, people watching. In between moments spying Natalia, the girl in the Calvin Klein ads, flitting by, Bruce told a funny story about a captain who was known for not talking to his co-pilots beyond the minimum, work related stuff.
They’re on a flight from somewhere in Alaska to Seattle, when, passing over a bay somewhere, the co-pilot, looking out the window on his side says, “Hey, look at those two cruise ships down there in the bay.” Silence.
After a couple hours of down time in Seattle, they head back to Alaska. Well into the flight, they again approach the bay, now on the captain’s side. He looks out his side window and, after hours of silence, says, “Yup.”
I love that one. True story.