Jan 25, 2010

Always Ask, Never Assume

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight..

He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'

'Why?' asked the pilot.

'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' , he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.'

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'


  1. You need to add a sound file so we can all hear "wah wah wah" at the end of that joke.

  2. Man, that's bad. Funny, but bad.

  3. I bet they both had something funny to tell their wives over the dinner table that night.

    "How was your day dear?"

    "Fine, I almost died by crash landing in a forrest fire, but other than that, it was uneventful."

    You always tell the best stories. Always.


  4. EGAD! That would suck.

  5. I hope they both were wearing Depends.

  6. Well, apparently at least one of them lived to tell the tale, right?