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Daily Joke: Young Pilot Calls for Help after Instructor Had a Heart Attack on Flight

Afouda Bamidele
Jul 12, 2021
10:30 A.M.
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Today's #jokeoftheday is about a young pilot who was in the midst of his flying lessons with an instructor when the instructor suddenly had a heart attack. The pilot called for help but the response he got was shocking.


A young man who was an aspiring pilot was busy with his flying lessons with his flying instructor present, showing him what to do. The plane was a two-seater, and due to this, it was just the two of them.

The instructor helped with the take-off but once they were in the air the lessons began. Everything was going well until the instructor suddenly had a heart attack and passed away.

A photo of a scared pilot. | Photo: Shutterstock


The young pilot tried to save the instructor, but it was futile. He began to panic and called the Air Traffic Control service. Someone picked up the call and the young pilot cried for help saying:

"May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My instructor had a heart attack and is dead, and I don't know how to fly. I'm just learning to be a pilot. "


The air traffic controller tried to calm him down and assured the young pilot that he had been conversant with such situations and would be able to help him.

He then asked the young pilot to take a deep breath and asked him how the flying level was. He also asked him if the instructor was strapped to his seat and to state his height and position.


The young pilot said, "I'm 5'4" and I'm in the front seat." There was a long pause at the other end of the conversation as the controller was stunned and speechless. After a while, he said,

"Now, repeat after me. Our Father Who art in Heaven…"

Another hilarious joke tells the story of a pilot who was flying a single-engine charter plane with some dignitaries and was ready to land at Seattle Airport when he noticed a problem.


While trying to take the plane to a lower altitude, he discovered there was a thick fog. He could not see through to the landing area and decided to circle around, searching for a landmark.

His search took a long time, and by the time he figured out a landmark, the plane was low on fuel. His passengers were beginning to get jittery. The pilot soon found a tall building and sighted a guy working on the fifth floor.


He turned the plane around towards the window then called out to the individual and asked, "Hi! Where am I?" The person replied, noting that the pilot was in a plane.

The pilot nodded and continued maneuvering the aircraft until he got to safety. The passengers were wowed and applauded him for his wisdom. However, they asked him how he was able to pull it off.

The pilot smiled and replied, saying, "The answer he gave me was 100% correct but absolutely useless, therefore I figured it must have been a Microsoft office. From there, the airport is just five miles away on a course of 87 degrees. Any questions?!"