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On a recent trip departing Oakland while taxiing over to 29 in my Eclipse Jet:

Ground Control:
What is your true airspeed at altitude?

Me:
370 knots.

Ground Control:
What kind of engines?

Me:
Pratt and Whitney 610 fan jet.

Ground Control:
How much thrust?

Me:
900 lbs. per side.

Ground Control:
[Silence.]

Me:
We're part of their hair dryer division.

John Wright
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