It's A Go
Clearance came through and everyone immediately throttled up. The hum that was a squadron waiting on the tarmac turned into a roar. Each craft was fighting to go, their pilots holding the reins and letting each ship jostle and jump at the bit. The pilots deftly traded places as they ran through their pre-flight checklist, making sure everything was in working order.
The marshaler waved them on, guiding each pilot and their ride out of the staging area and onto the runway. In return they got a nod or a wave of thanks. With that they radioed the tower in succession, acknowledging their readiness for take off. Once the ship before them had made a successful launch, they moved into position.
“Alright flight, you know the brief, so let’s keep it simple,” radioed the squadron lead. She got back a mic clicks in acknowledgement.
And one “But not stupid.”
“Real original, Stand-Up.” She replied.
“Sometimes you’ve gotta bring out the classic material.”
“Dad-jokes don’t make it a classic,” cut in the tower.
“That’s hardly a dad-joke!”
“Don’t. Just don’t. No one even ask him what a real dad-joke is or we’ll be here all day,” order Squadron Lead.
Snickering came in over the radio from multiple sources.
Today’s art is courtesy of Colie Wertz from San Francisco, USA.