Monday, May 22, 2006

How to Pass Time on a Maintenance Delay: Suggestion #132

1) Take an iPod, iPod Nano, or other digital jukebox of choice, and tape the earbuds to the boom microphone of your headset.



2) Select the transmit switch on your ARCDU to "PA," and press the "PA" button.



3) Use tape to hold the push-to-talk switch in the "transmit" position.



4) ROCK OUT!!! Set the volume knob to "11" and turn your mundane maintenance delay into a two hour festival of headbanging, air guitar playing, lipsyncing, regrettable disco moves, and maybe even a polka or two.

Note: It is suggested that you disassemble the above sound system before the aircraft is approached by any VP, chief pilot, or check airman.

6 comments:

GH said...

Brilliant !

That just made my day.

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Hotel Coffee said...

Wow, that's a L O N G Mx Delay. Not only did you have time to do that, but also take pictures. =) Well done sir.

All the Hardways said...

Nice handywork! I wonder if thats patentable! Also looks like somebody's getting ready to try out for American Idol Season Six!

Traytable said...

That is GOLD!!!! :D

Will suggest to our guys next time they're stuck in the middle of nowhere for 7 hours...

Flygirl said...

Our guys do this quite often...It's fun to jam out in the back! In fact...they love us in Kalispell b/c they always get a good laugh when they come to the airplane...we are the crew that's always dancing around jamming out to music 1 min. before the pax come down! hehehe

Sam said...

A few captain's I've flown with, whom shall remain nameless, have made their own iPod-aviation mic jack adapter cords so they can plug their iPod directly into the jumpseat audio panel. It's quite a bit more convenient than the ghetto-fabulous solution I showed in my post...but this made for a funnier post :).