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An Air New Zealand DC-10 en route from Auckland to Honolulu was about to pass the southbound company flight in the early morning hours, and its crew was chatting with another flight on the inter-plane frequency. In short order, a Qantas aircraft joined the conversation. A bit later, a USAF MAC aircraft called in as the fourth.

MAC:
"Aahh, say, New Zeland 6: What type of aircraft are you?"

NZ6 First Officer:
"Stand by. I'll ask the flight engineer."

[After a suitable pause.]

"Aahh, DC-10"

Deafening silence from the MAC.


Gary Wright
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