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8th May '18 5:41:48 PM Malady
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* Iceman, in the first ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game, is described in the manual as being the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal calm, cool, collected]] pilot, and the one on top of the scoreboard when you start the game. A fellow pilot notes that everyone else shouts in combat, but you sometimes have to strain to hear Iceman, because he's pretty much ''whispering'' in terse, two-or-three-word sentences.

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* Iceman, in the first ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game, is described in the manual as being the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal [[AlliterativeList calm, cool, collected]] pilot, and the one on top of the scoreboard when you start the game. A fellow pilot notes that everyone else shouts in combat, but you sometimes have to strain to hear Iceman, because he's pretty much ''whispering'' in terse, two-or-three-word sentences.
26th Apr '18 9:10:24 AM SayaAensland
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* Although not a pilot, [[FourStarBadass Ferdinand Foch's]] [[BadassBoast "My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent, I am attackng"]] deserves mention here for capturing the spirit of this example so well.

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* Although not a pilot, [[FourStarBadass Ferdinand Foch's]] [[BadassBoast "My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent, I am attackng"]] attacking"]] deserves mention here for capturing the spirit of this example so well.
26th Apr '18 2:53:28 AM SayaAensland
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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, blowing a hole on the side of the airplane, and depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:
-->''"Shults''': "No, it's not on fire, but part of it's missing. They said there's a hole, and uh someone went out."

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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, blowing a hole on the side of the airplane, and [[ExplosiveDecompression depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out.out]]." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:
-->''"Shults''': -->'''Shults:''' "No, it's not on fire, but part of it's missing. They said there's a hole, and uh someone went out."



-->'''Commander''': "Target tank, 11 o'clock, Sabot."
-->'''Gunner''': "Sabot. Loaded."
-->'''Commander''': "Fire. Wait for impact. Hit. Traverse, target BMP with radio mount, 12 o'clock, HE." etc

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-->'''Commander''': -->'''Commander:''' "Target tank, 11 o'clock, Sabot."
-->'''Gunner''': -->'''Gunner:''' "Sabot. Loaded."
-->'''Commander''': -->'''Commander:''' "Fire. Wait for impact. Hit. Traverse, target BMP with radio mount, 12 o'clock, HE." etc
21st Apr '18 10:49:27 AM Codus
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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, sending shrapnel through one of the windows and depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:

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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, sending shrapnel through one blowing a hole on the side of the windows airplane, and depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:
20th Apr '18 7:02:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Odyssey of Flight 33" has a fair bit of this:

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode "The Odyssey of Flight 33" has a fair bit of this:
18th Apr '18 4:25:39 PM AFP
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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, sending shrapnel through one of the windows and depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:

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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, sending shrapnel through one of the windows and depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:
18th Apr '18 4:24:57 PM AFP
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* Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 lost one of its two engines 20 minutes after takeoff, and by "[[BeigeProse lost one of its two engines]]", we of course mean "the engine evidently exploded, sending shrapnel through one of the windows and depressurizing the cabin while nearly pulling a passenger out." The pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who happened to be one of the US Navy's first fighter pilots, calmly issued the following report to Air Traffic Control while taking her damaged plane down to a low enough altitude for her passengers to breathe:
-->''"Shults''': "No, it's not on fire, but part of it's missing. They said there's a hole, and uh someone went out."
9th Apr '18 8:25:48 AM Yinyang107
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* The Wraith pilot from ''VideoGame/StarCraft''.

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* The Wraith pilot from ''VideoGame/StarCraft''. "Woah. They're all over me."
7th Mar '18 12:52:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TruthInTelevision. In real life, Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, originated this voice and this trope. The phenomenon of how real-world pilots all started talking like him, for no other reason than that he was [[RuleOfCool so cool]], is described in the Creator/TomWolfe nonfiction novel ''TheRightStuff'', and to a lesser extent in the movie version of same.

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* TruthInTelevision. In real life, Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, originated this voice and this trope. The phenomenon of how real-world pilots all started talking like him, for no other reason than that he was [[RuleOfCool so cool]], is described in the Creator/TomWolfe nonfiction novel ''TheRightStuff'', ''Film/TheRightStuff'', and to a lesser extent in the movie version of same.



** His collected persona on the radio was demonstrated profoundly in an incident mentioned in his autobiography and (sort of) shown in the movie version of ''TheRightStuff''. While testing the X-1A, the airplane broke into an abrupt spin at just over Mach 2 -- in an airplane that was impossible to escape from. When he finally manages to break out of the spin, he's just barely got enough altitude to make it back to base (the X-1 series was designed to use up all of its fuel on the way out and come back unpowered). Next thing you know, he's making a wisecrack to the carrier aircraft about not needing a structural integrity demonstration. Probably a RealLife SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for a man whose life was ''full'' of them.

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** His collected persona on the radio was demonstrated profoundly in an incident mentioned in his autobiography and (sort of) shown in the movie version of ''TheRightStuff''.''Film/TheRightStuff''. While testing the X-1A, the airplane broke into an abrupt spin at just over Mach 2 -- in an airplane that was impossible to escape from. When he finally manages to break out of the spin, he's just barely got enough altitude to make it back to base (the X-1 series was designed to use up all of its fuel on the way out and come back unpowered). Next thing you know, he's making a wisecrack to the carrier aircraft about not needing a structural integrity demonstration. Probably a RealLife SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for a man whose life was ''full'' of them.
21st Feb '18 1:54:15 PM eroock
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