favourite flying song
  • ceatach
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    favourite flying song

    by ceatach » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:35 am

    so this isnt a joke. its serious business.
    Whats your favourite flying related song?
    For me its Tom Petty - Learning to fly...

    BTW,I stole this thread from http://groups.google.com/group/rec.avia ... a848b0c586
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    by Biturbo » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:35 pm

    I can think of more serious business, but off the top of my head "Take my breath away' by one hit wonder, Berlin.

    Not much of a song, but the video was set in AMARC or similar aircraft breakers, with the band singing from the fuselage of a noseless Curtiss C-46. It came from the soundtrack of 'Top Gun' which famously showcased F5s, F14s, A4s and the legs of Kelly McGillis.
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    by ceatach » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:25 pm

    The singer looks like a skunk in that video.
    Great pair of legs on McGillis for sure.
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    by AndyMax » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:46 pm

    same as you Keith!
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    by alphaLaura » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:21 am

    What; he has great legs or he looks like a skunk?
    The hardest thing about flying is knowing when to say no.
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    by ceatach » Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:46 pm

    Wha?
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    My favourite flying songs - part II

    by Biturbo » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:00 pm

    OK, back to the subject.

    How about "Learning to fly" by Pink Floyd. I have it on the compilation album Echoes and if you listen very carefully you can hear Dave Gilmour going over a pre-flight check list in the background of one of the instrumental passages. Dave appears to have a piston-engined single.
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    by alphaLaura » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:42 pm

    *bows to Pink Floyd*

    *starts singing 'Money'*
    The hardest thing about flying is knowing when to say no.
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    by RV BLUE » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:06 pm

    Biturbo wrote:the legs of Kelly McGillis.


    And whats wrong with the rest of Kelly....??? :wink:
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    by Flyer1 » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:09 pm

    Must say a bit of Metallica or Caliban would be nice when flying.
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    Music when flying

    by Biturbo » Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:13 am

    RV-BLUE: You are correct - there was nothing wrong with the rest of Kelly McGillis either, but it was the legs that stole that hangar scene in Top Gun and stuck in my mind.

    There was an entirely different sort of hangar scene in David Cronenberg's movie 'Crash' which I think involved a Cessna 414, but other things caught my eye. I've never been able to look at pictures of Deborah Kara Unger since without getting nasty little flashbacks.

    On the backwards compatibility front, I'm proud to announce that I've managed to hook my MP3 player (2005 vintage) into my Cessna's intercom system (1966 vintage). It even mutes automatically when it picks up a conflicting signal from the radio. Now if I just had some decent music on the thing...
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    by Kal » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:01 pm

    Its gotta be a rock classic. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "air guitar". Sorry I had to do it

    And almost a whole year later...oops
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    Re: Music when flying

    by Nanolight » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:47 pm

    Biturbo wrote:On the backwards compatibility front, I'm proud to announce that I've managed to hook my MP3 player (2005 vintage) into my Cessna's intercom system (1966 vintage). It even mutes automatically when it picks up a conflicting signal from the radio.


    Yeah, I was wondering about that. Is is tricky to do? Choons when flying would be deadly.
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    by Kal » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:53 am

    Yea but you gotta keep the squelch turned down. I was in a heli with a CD player and each time the radio cut in, the CD would stop and have to spool up again at the start of the song. Useless really, just listened to Today fm instead
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    by Kal » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:53 am

    But yea choons when flying are class!

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