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number 262 date Apr 16th, 1998 1st Published in October 1995
. Lawson Tremellen sent us this one -
Subject: Military Aircraft Warranty Form
Apparently this was developed by someone at McDonnell Douglas and
supposedly was on their web site until the corporation spotted
it and had it removed.
> Thank you for purchasing a McDonnell Douglas military aircraft.
> In order to protect your new investment, please take a few moments
> to fill out the warranty registration card below. Answering the
> survey questions is not required, but the information will help us
> to develop new products that best meet your needs and desires.
1. [_] Mr. [_] Mrs. [_] Ms. [_] Miss [_] Lt.
> [_] Gen. [_] Comrade [_] Classified [_] Other
> First Name: ......................................................
> Initial: ........
> Last Name: ......................................................
> Password: .............................. (max 8 char)
> Code Name: ......................................................
> Latitude-Longitude-Altitude: ........... ........... ..........
> 2. Which model aircraft 3. Date of purchase (YYMMDD) .../.../...
did you purchase?
> [_] F-14 Tomcat
> [_] F-15 Eagle 4. Serial NR ................
> [_] F-16 Falcon
> [_] F-117A Stealth
> [_] Classified
> 5. Please check where this product 6. Check how you became aware of
as purchased: this McDonnell Douglas product:
> [_] Received as gift / aid package [_] Heard loud noise, looked up
> [_] Catalog showroom [_] Store display
> [_] Independent arms broker [_] Espionage
> [_] Mail order [_] Recommended by friend/ally
> [_] Discount store [_] Political lobby by mfgr
> [_] Government surplus [_] Was attacked by one
> [_] Classified
> 7. Please check the three (3) factors 8. Check where the locations this
that most influenced your decision product will be used:
to purchase this product:
> [_] Style / appearance [_] North America
> [_] Speed / maneuverability [_] Central/South America
> [_] Price / value [_] Aircraft carrier
> [_] Comfort / convenience [_] Europe
> [_] Kickback / bribe [_] Middle East
> [_] Recommended by salesperson [_] Africa
> [_] McDonnell Douglas reputation [_] Asia/Far East
> [_] Advanced Weapons Systems [_] Misc. Third world country
> [_] Backroom politics [_] Classified
> [_] Negative experience opposing one in combat
> 9. Please check the products that you 10. How would you describe your
currently own or intend to organization
> purchase in the near future:
> [_] Color TV [_] Communist/Socialist
> [_] VCR [_] Terrorist
> [_] ICBM [_] Crazed
> [_] Killer Satellite [_] Neutral
> [_] CD Player [_] Democratic
> [_] Air-to-Air Missiles [_] Dictatorship
> [_] Space Shuttle [_] Corrupt
> [_] Home Computer [_] Primitive/Tribal
> [_] Nuclear Weapon
> 11. How did you pay for your 11. Your occupation:
McDonnell Douglas product?
> [_] Deficit spending [_] Homemaker
> [_] Cash [_] Sales/marketing
> [_] Suitcases of cocaine [_] Revolutionary
> [_] Oil revenues [_] Clerical
> [_] Personal check [_] Mercenary
> [_] Credit card [_] Tryrant
> [_] Ransom money [_] Middle management
> [_] Traveler's check [_] Eccentric billionaire
> [_] Defense minister/General
> 13. To help us understand our customers' lifestyles, please
> indicate the interests and activities in which you and your
> spouse enjoy participating on a regular basis:
> [_] Golf [_] Boating / sailing [_] Sabotage
> [_] Running / jogging [_] Propaganda / disinformation
> [_] Destabilization / overthrow
> [_] Default on loans [_] Gardening [_] Crafts
> [_] Black market / smuggling [_] Collectibles / collections
[_] Watching sports on TV [_] Wines [_] Interrogation / torture
> [_] Household pets [_] Crushing rebellions
> [_] Espionage / reconnaissance [_] Fashion clothing
> [_] Border disputes [_] Mutually Assured Destruction
> Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire. Your
> answers will be used in market studies that will help McDonnell
> Douglas serve you better in the future - as well as allowing you to
> receive mailings and special offers from other companies,
> governments, extremist groups, and mysterious consortia.
> Comments or suggestions about our fighter planes? Please write to:
> McDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION
> Marketing Department
> Military Aerospace Division
> P.O. Box 800, St. Louis, MO
" ' "
. Bob Affleck sends us his bio -
Joined TCA in YWG Sep, 1941 as a Radio Operator. After a couple of
weeks training I was sent to YOW.
- March, 1943 I took leave of absence and joined the RCNVR. Served on
the frigate HMCS Outremont for 2 years, based in Londonderry, Ireland.
- Discharged in 1946 and returned to TCA. Almost quit when they told me
they would like me to go to Gander as a Radio Operator in the CGTAS
communications. However the future promise to go flying on the Atlantic
overcame my other objections. Spent 1 mos in Gander and 6 mos in Goose Bay
where I first met Bill Willows.
- 1946. - Spent 8 years as Flight Radio Officer CGTAS flying between
YUL-PWK and YUL-LON on converted Lancasters and North Star Aircraft.
With the the arrival of the Super Connies FRO's became redundant and time
to look for a new job.
- 1954 - Started a new career as Sales Rep in CLE.
- 1965-1970 - Sales Manager, Buffalo.
- 1970-1974 - Sales Manager, Chicago
- 1974-1979 - District Manager, Chicago
- 1979-1983 - District Manager, Houston
- 1983 - Retired in Kingwood, TX (suburb of Houston)
I have been married for 38 years to an ex TCA girl, named Mary Ann, whom
I met in CLE. We have lived in Kingwood now for 19 years and have two
lovely daughters, Kristen and Meaghan.
" ' "
. Terry's Travel Tips.
In an effort to reduce vehicular traffic at London Heathrow Airport,
local hotel shuttle busses are banned, instead a bus will service the
local hotels. Called the Hotel Hopper, they run every 15 minutes and
cost UKP2.00 one way and UKP3.50 return. The hotels served are -
Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Novatel, Forte Crest, Sheraton Heathrow,
Excelsior, Radisson, Post House, Remada, Sheraton Skyline and
" ' "
From: Bob & Betty Anderson
On an airliner, the flight attendant made the following announcement:
"We are now going to show you a safety video. There may be fifty ways to
leave your lover but there are only six ways to leave a 767,
so pay attention!"
Terry, your co-pilot, would like to know if Wilbur and Orville were the
first to pilot an aircraft with 'fly-by-wire'!
" ' "
. That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
comments and email addresses of any others who may be
interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry.
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