June 5, 2007

Microsoft Air

There was a pilot flying a small single engine charter plane, with a couple
of very important executives on board. He was coming into Seattle airport
through thick fog with less than 10 miles visibility when his instruments
went out. So, he began circling around looking for a landmark.

After an hour or so, he starts running pretty low on fuel and the passengers
are getting very nervous.

Finally, a small opening in the fog appears and he sees a tall building with
one guy working alone on the fifth floor.

The pilot banks the plane around, rolls down the window and shouts to the
guy, "Hey where am I?"

To this, the solitary office worker replies, "You're in a plane."

The pilot rolls up the window, executes a 275 degree turn and proceeds to
execute a perfect blind landing on the runway of the airport 5 miles away.
Just as the plane stops, so does the engine as the fuel has run out.

The passengers are amazed and one asks how he did it.

"Simple," replies the pilot, "I asked the guy in that building a simple
question. The answer he gave me was 100 percent correct but absolutely
useless, therefore that must be Microsoft's support office and from there
the airport is just five miles due East."