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26th Jun '17 12:06:42 PM SasquatchJim
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* Military snipers tend to have this persona as well, communicating with their spotters and delivering long-range fire after a calm "Send it."
26th Jun '17 10:48:36 AM JackG
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* Matt Kowalski from ''{{Film/Gravity}}'' remains unflappably calm and collected throughout the entire disaster.

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* Matt Kowalski from ''{{Film/Gravity}}'' remains unflappably calm and collected throughout the entire disaster. Justified as he's trying to keep Stone calm by acting calm himself.
13th Jun '17 7:04:54 AM LB7979
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Al_Flight_1862 Flight El Al 1862]] crashed into a flat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1992. On the voice recordings between its pilots and the Air Traffic Control center (ATC), the very last words of "going down, going down" spoken by the co-pilot, are remarkably stoic, considering they knew they were about to crash. Possibly subverted though when you also hear the captain's preceding orders in Hebrew. Heard on [[https://youtu.be/uVbdMRbjW-A?t=448 this sound recording]] which starts at the pilot-to-co-pilot communication in Hebrew, which sounds more panicky; then switches to their "Going down!" signal to the ATC in English; and then to the ATC-to-Arrival Controller communication in Dutch (which is chilling on its own). [[note]]This crash was also featured in Series/AircrashInvestigation, seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-I8WpRAu0 here]].[[/note]]
--> '''Co-pilot to ATC:''' ''[Flat voice]'' Going down, going down, going down, copy, going down.
--> '''ATC (the tower of which oversees Amsterdam) to the Arrival Controller (which can't see outside):''' [[WhamLine ''It's over''.]]
--> '''Arrival Controller to Pilots:''' El Al 1862 your heading?
--> '''ATC to Arrival Controller:''' No. It's over. It has crashed.
--> '''Arrival Controller to ATC:''' What did you see?
--> '''ATC to Arrival Controller:''' [There's] One big cloud of smoke over the city.
15th May '17 12:58:05 PM Briguy52748
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* ''The Adventures of Letterman'', the animated skit from the live-action series ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 The Electric Company]]'': In the infamous skit involving Spellbinder turning a plane into a plant, the pilot -- realizing there is nothing that can be done to save themselves -- cries out, "Air traffic control ... please talk to me!"
1st May '17 6:19:38 PM Briguy52748
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* Another non-pilot example, this time averted: In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' short "A Little Peace and Quiet." In the final scene of the short (which is the opening episode of the 1985 reboot), nuclear war has broken out between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a radio newscaster -- who would normally be calm even in the presence of imminent death -- is clearly losing his efforts to keep calm as he advises the public as to the warning. He is starting to cry and say his goodbyes as the short's protagonist (a harried housewife who had found an amulet that can stop time) manages to freeze time shortly before she is killed in a nuclear explosion.
1st May '17 6:15:47 PM Briguy52748
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* The 1998 made-for-TV movie ''Blackout Effect'', a movie centering on a failing radar system at a Chicago airport and a mid-air collision between a cargo plane and a passenger carrier. During one scene in the movie, the recording of the final conversation between the passenger plane pilots and air traffic control is played for the news media; the trope is averted to play up the dramatic pathos, with the pilots -- knowing they are going to crash within less than a minute and all efforts to prevent such from happening are no use -- crying and saying their goodbyes.
1st Mar '17 9:09:15 PM nombretomado
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** in TheMovie, Jack Swigert (as played by KevinBacon) had this going on for most of the film.

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** in TheMovie, Jack Swigert (as played by KevinBacon) Creator/KevinBacon) had this going on for most of the film.
24th Feb '17 10:41:18 PM xXDankmemelordXx
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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 Danger Deadpan never loses his cool or changes his tone of voice [[CasualDangerDialog under any circumstances whatsoever]], a habit which is often {{played for laughs}}.
12th Nov '16 10:01:48 PM Ambaryerno
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** Maybe there's just something about flying as Red Leader that keeps you calm: when it's Wedge's turn with the callsign in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' this time ''he's'' the one staying professional as everyone else gets jumpy.

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** Maybe there's just something about flying as Red Leader that keeps you calm: when it's Wedge's turn with the callsign in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' this time ''he's'' the one staying professional as everyone else gets jumpy. It's actually a bit of CharacterDevelopment for Wedge, as in the original film Red Leader has to admonish him to keep the channel clear, and he's still rather excitable at Hoth.


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** Luke himself qualifies in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', calmly issuing orders to his squadron throughout the Battle of Hoth, including directing Wedge to make his attack on a walker moments after his own gunner was killed by ground fire. The only real tension in Luke's voice during the battle is when his speeder is fatally damaged and he reports in he's been hit.
*** Rogue Two is shot up, and even ''bleeding'' from cuts on his face, yet still calmly issues instructions to his gunner right up to the point his cockpit explodes in flames when his speeder takes a direct hit.
** [[Film/TheForceAwakens Poe Dameron]] averts the trope; there isn't a surface in his cockpit that doesn't get gnawed on when he's flying.
12th Oct '16 4:10:57 AM LentilSandEater
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* In WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic Fanfic/ThirtySecondsOverToKiRin, this is irst played straight and then [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by fighter pilot Dusk Skyshine as he begins to realize exactly how much trouble his wingman Dash Firehooves is in. Culminating in

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* In WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic Fanfic/ThirtySecondsOverToKiRin, this a downplayed version is irst played straight and then [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] used by fighter pilot Dusk Skyshine as he begins to realize exactly how much trouble his wingman Dash Firehooves is in. Culminating in
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