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How many pilots does it take to change a light bulb?

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Jul 29, 2002

How many pilots does it take to change a light bulb?

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

Thirty six to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL.

Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety
including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting
questions about light bulbs"

Three to tell a funny story about their cat and a light bulb.


One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.


sounds like us huh !?

There was no paperwork concerning the lightbulb change?

now there will be a lot more people involved
ROFL indeed...

was it a PFT pilot replacing that bulb? hmmmm makes one think..
Had he changed 3 light bulbs within the preceding 90 days?
Did he recieve an endoresement from an authorized instructor within the preceding 24 calendar months (Lightbulb change Review)?
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So, what's the upgrade time to Lightbulb Changer in Command? I need some LBCIC time quick!

500 for mesa airline academy grads
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Easy now...

I don't mean to start a big light bulb war here.... but I heard that there is a scope clause regarding the maximum watts of the light bulb to be changed.

To get around this scope, they are talking about creating a separate company of Pilots to change the bigger light bulbs. The company is called Go Bulbs. Not sure if there is a bigger ladder involved, or if you'll have to use the same smaller ladder to keep costs down.... but it doesn't sound too good to me.

Thats all I know right now... don't shoot the messenger.

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