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19th May '16 12:44:35 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RockosModernLife - Rocko and Heffer are just about to start a plane trip when the Captain comes over the intercom and mentions in a deadpan voice that he'll do his best not to pass out at high altitude like he usually does.

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* RockosModernLife WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife - Rocko and Heffer are just about to start a plane trip when the Captain comes over the intercom and mentions in a deadpan voice that he'll do his best not to pass out at high altitude like he usually does.
17th Apr '16 2:09:05 AM bt8257
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When a stereotypical airplane (or spaceship) pilot speaks over the radio, either to flight controllers on the ground or to his own passengers, he does so in a very soft, smooth register, just barely loud enough to pick up on the radio, probably with a faint American Southern accent (unless he's British, in which case it is [[StiffUpperLip an upper-class one]]). He uses radio jargon, even when he doesn't really need to. A true DangerDeadpan never loses his cool or changes his tone of voice [[CasualDangerDialog under any circumstances whatsoever]], a habit which is often played for laughs.

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When a stereotypical airplane (or spaceship) pilot speaks over the radio, either to flight controllers on the ground or to his own passengers, he does so in a very soft, smooth register, just barely loud enough to pick up on the radio, probably with a faint American Southern accent (unless he's British, in which case it is [[StiffUpperLip an upper-class one]]). He uses radio jargon, even when he doesn't really need to. A true DangerDeadpan never loses his cool or changes his tone of voice [[CasualDangerDialog under any circumstances whatsoever]], a habit which is often played {{played for laughs.
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9th Mar '16 1:12:42 PM Hossmeister
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* [[NeverMindTheBuzzcocks Phill Jupitus]] has a routine about this in his ''Quadrophobia'' show, in which he contrasts the Danger Deadpan approach seen in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' with the probable result if the astronauts had been British: not so much "Houston, we have a problem" as "THE F**KING ROCKET'S F**KING F**KED!!" Notable as an example of an inversion of BritishStuffiness.

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* [[NeverMindTheBuzzcocks [[Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks Phill Jupitus]] has a routine about this in his ''Quadrophobia'' show, in which he contrasts the Danger Deadpan approach seen in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' with the probable result if the astronauts had been British: not so much "Houston, we have a problem" as "THE F**KING ROCKET'S F**KING F**KED!!" Notable as an example of an inversion of BritishStuffiness.
9th Mar '16 1:09:03 PM Hossmeister
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8th Mar '16 10:42:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most everyone in GenerationKill, though there are few pilots and their speaking roles are very brief. Has two notable exceptions in [[FunnyForeigner Sgt. Batista]] and [[TheNeidermeyer Captain America]], both of which are criticized for their behaviour by the main characters (the captain, of course, not to his face).

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* Most everyone in GenerationKill, ''Series/GenerationKill'', though there are few pilots and their speaking roles are very brief. Has two notable exceptions in [[FunnyForeigner Sgt. Batista]] and [[TheNeidermeyer Captain America]], both of which are criticized for their behaviour by the main characters (the captain, of course, not to his face).
11th Feb '16 7:16:34 PM bassmedic87
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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott[[note]]portrayed by Jeremy Piven in Film/BlackHawkDown[[/note]] was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.

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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott[[note]]portrayed by Jeremy Piven in Film/BlackHawkDown[[/note]] ''Film/BlackHawkDown''[[/note]] was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.
11th Feb '16 7:15:19 PM bassmedic87
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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.

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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott Wolcott[[note]]portrayed by Jeremy Piven in Film/BlackHawkDown[[/note]] was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.
24th Jan '16 9:47:25 AM nombretomado
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* Charlotte Yeager does this in ''StrikeWitches''; not surprising, since she's the DistaffCounterpart of the real-life Chuck Yeager.

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* Charlotte Yeager does this in ''StrikeWitches''; ''Anime/StrikeWitches''; not surprising, since she's the DistaffCounterpart of the real-life Chuck Yeager.
20th Jan '16 1:20:05 PM roxana
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** Brand new Air Hostess Tegan Jovanka too: "Ladies and Gentlemen, your flight is ready, please begin boarding." This would be after the air crew has managed to repair their Concorde which has crash landed in the Cretaceous. They call it ''Time-Flight'' for a reason.
11th Dec '15 8:18:40 AM RyanW
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* A non-pilot example: On ''{{Series/MASH}}'', Hawkeye is noted in-universe as staying "cool as a cucumber" in the OR no matter how many casualties and how bad the injuries he is having to deal with. If he starts sounding riled up at all, it's usually to get across to someone else the need for urgency, or anger either at who inflicted the casualty or who's making it hard to treat it, not panic. When he does lose his composure, it's always a case of OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
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