Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Musings - Ooops! and We Have a WINNER!!!

Twin-Engine PlaneImage by Rennett Stowe via Flickr
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?'

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The winner of my very first giveaway is Christy Rose at The Secret Life of an American Wife and Mom. Congratulations Christy! Please email me your address so I can get your gift in the mail. I want to be sure you get it before the weekend. Thanks to everyone who played along. Please stop by and congratulate her.



Peace and Joy,
Susan

Proverbs 21:21 (NIV) He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
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11 comments:

Joyce said...

Great story! Have a wonderful day!

Jenny wren's nest said...

Is the story true about the plane, (yikes.)
I love your blog.
Jenny

Mildred said...

I cannot wait to forward that story to my brother!!!

Congrats to the winner.

Hope you have a blessed week Susan.

Kayla said...

I am so excited. Thank you Susan!
And, this story? HILARIOUS!!!!! :) Have a great day

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I laughed hard Susan. Hind sight says it's hilarious. At the moment... panic sets in. I bet that photographer never assumes again!

christy rose said...

That last comment was from me Susan. I was signed in under one of my kids' friends account and just noticed. sorry! :)

Debbie said...

Still laughing!

Lois Lane II said...

Congrats to Christy!!!

KrippledWarrior said...

OK SusanD, I got the giggles from this one.

skoots1mom said...

this made me laff...
but being a person who enjoys flying planes, this also made me gasp...
and want to know THE REST of the story as Paul used to say.
I don't have a license but love to go up with other pilots who let me fly...love it!!
I'll re-verify for SURE now

Mari said...

Congrats to Christy Rose and thanks to you for doing the giveaway. I loved the story!