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More useful things to know - delta_november

Aug. 17th, 2011

06:51 pm - More useful things to know

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 I'm learning the ground control signals in use at airports. Most are fairly intuitive, and familiar from looking out the windows of passenger aircraft.  There is one that's new to me:

"Fire"
Make rapid horizontal figure-of-eight motion at waist level with either arm, pointing at source of fire with the other.

I am definitely adding this to my non-verbal vocabulary, for those you're-on-fire-but-it's-too-loud-to-talk situations.

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From:leftofcool
Date:August 18th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
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could come in handy as a signal that someone's lying, if you point at their pants. :)
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From:delta_november
Date:August 18th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
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Just so long as you don't confuse it with the signal for "cleared for take-off" ;)

[Apparently I'm twelve this morning. Sorry.]
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From:niqdanger
Date:August 19th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
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Four! I mean Five! I mean.. FIRE!
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