That’s Chuck Yeager, famous sound barrier pioneer. His laconic, folksy drawl was admired and copied by pilots since the late ‘40s. Before long, it became the standard pilot radio voice. Only the coolest characters could toss in a, “well… things seem to be shakin’ ‘round… lemme see what’s goin’ on a minute” and really sell it. That’s just about how things came across from Jim Lovell when his spaceship blew up!
Ever since he made it famous, pilots all over have taken it up (certainly others were talking on the radio like this long before and I imagine the whole panoply of RAF transmissions during the Battle of Britain was a series of mild statements of amazement). The feeling behind it for the PAs from the flight deck amount to, “if I sound bored, things must be normal and you should be very confident things are going just fine.”
That’s how we like it to sound, anyway.
Fx Air – How are average people affording to fly private jets?Most people didn’t know you could use this to afford your own private jet.
What is your question?
Studied at White House Grammar School