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    Post Pilotspotting: The Art of Recognizing a Pilot On Sight

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    Pilotspotting: The Art of Recognizing a Pilot On Sight

    My friends are in awe when Im usually correct and then Ill verify by asking So, what do you fly? Theyll ask how I knew they were a pilot, but I dont like to reveal my secrets.
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    You can always tell a pilot - you just can't tell him much...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    You can always tell a pilot - you just can't tell him much...
    :-)
    My wife might disagree with that statement! Luckily, I know who's in charge around the house...

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    My favorite "pilot spotting" event was in a bar in Waikiki. Three guys walked in and I saw them walk around the bar. Because it was busy, they ended up standing right next to me against the wall across from the bar. I leaned over to the guy closest to me and asked "who do you fly for?" He gave a surprised look and kind of stammered "how do you know we're pilots?" Well...there are three of you, you're dressed in blue jeans and polo shirts with tennis shoes--while it's typical layover attire for an airline pilot anywhere in the world, it really doesn't fit into the local scene of hawaiian shirts, shorts, and flip-flops. He really didn't say much, so I tried another tack. "We,"I said, pointing to the two others I was with, dressed in polo shirts, blue jeans, and tennis shoes, "left Houston this morning. Where did you leave from?" "Chicago," he said. "Okay, you're either American or United." He finally broke down and told me which one he flew for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snydersnapshots View Post
    My favorite "pilot spotting" event was in a bar in Waikiki.
    Shorebird or Duke's?

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