Gentle readers, I opine that most if not all of you have flown at least once in your lifetime on a commercial airline. Just before you reach your destination the pilot will come on the intercom, (innercalm) with a voice of deep velvet. You know the voice. If he were not a pilot he most likely would be on radio or selling sleep aids on television.
He says, “This is your captain speaking. We are approaching our destination of Houston, Texas, and we are currently flying at an altitude of 31,000 feet and will begin our descent shortly. Currently in Houston it is 89 degrees with a south by southwest breeze at 12 mph. If you will fasten your seatbelts we should have you on the ground in a few minutes. Thank you for flying Airships of America.”
Have you ever been on one of those refined redneck airships? I suppose it would most likely go something like this. “Howdy, this here is Joe Bob Betternot yer pilot. Listen up y’all, we’re fixin’ to put this here airplane down safely, if nothing goes wrong, on the runway down yonder in Houston. The weather is OK down there so ya don’t have to worry ‘bout that.
“If I was you I would for sure buckle them seatbelts given the history of Up Yonder Airways. So why don’t y’all just kick back, smoke’um if ya got’um and we’ll get ya down one way or another.
“By the way, as you depart the plane, yer steward lady has made some homemade beef jerky and wild plum jelly, so help her out a little and buy something to remind ya of yer flight with us. Preshate it, have a good’un and come back ot see us!”
Just before the inncom goes off you can hear him as his co-pilot, “WHAT’S THAT NOISE?” That tends to be a little unsettling for sure!
As a sidebar I used to skydive with guys like that pilot. It was an adventure for sure.
Can you children believe that it’s July already? I do hope you have a happy, happy, Fourth of July! Remember to LET FREEDOM RING!!! Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c. y’all, all y’all!