Passengers on a small commuter plane are waiting for the flight to leave. They’re getting a little
impatient, but the airport staff has assured them that the pilots will be there soon, and
the flight can take off immediately after that.
The entrance opens, and two men walk up the aisle, dressed in pilots’ uniforms-both are
wearing dark glasses, one is using a seeing-eye dog, and the other is tapping his way up
the aisle with a cane.
Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin; but the men enter the cockpit, the door
closes, and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around,
searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming.
The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and people at the windows realize that
they’re headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport territory. As it begins
to look as though the plane will never take off, that it will plow into the water,
panicked screams fill the cabin - but at that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the
The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon they have all retreated into
their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands.
Up in the cockpit, the copilot turns to the pilot and says, “You know, Bob, one of
these days, they’re going to scream too late, and we’re all gonna die.”
Airplane, Stress & Survivor Sections
Bat Flying Blind
Blind (Braille) Sudoku
Born to be Blind
Braille in the Park
Home For Blind Carol Singers
Justice Is Blind
One-Question IQ Test
Pilot’s Seeing Eye Dog
The Advantage of being Colour Blind
What Day Is It?
Family Birthday Reminder
Netherlands Parking Lot
Marathon Runner Tip
How To Argue With A Woman