Today we launch a new monthly feature in Air Facts – our Caption Contest. Once a month, we’ll post a photo and call on our very talented readers to provide a caption for that photo. Check out our first one below and if an amusing or clever caption comes to mind, just post it as a comment. We want everyone to be able to enjoy all the entries, not just us. In two weeks, we’ll cut off this contest and the staff of Air Facts will arbitrarily choose their favorite caption among the (hopefully) many captions submitted.
You will be rewarded for your effort! The winning caption writer will receive a prize: a personally autographed copy of Richard Collins’ latest book, Logbooks: Life in Aviation.
But wait, there’s more… Despite our best efforts, the most creative name we could come up with for this series is the not-very-creative “Caption Contest.” If you have a better name for this exercise, post it as a comment and if we end up using it, you’ll get an autographed copy of Richard’s book as well.
Good luck and have fun!
September 13 Caption Contest Photo
To share your witty submission, add a comment below.
Update – Announcing the Winner
Congratulations to Paul Weinheimer of Amarillo, Texas! He is the winner of our first caption contest with his entry: Amazon now delivers autos!
Stay tuned for another caption contest in October.
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Single engine road, I mean land, make that air.
My wife wouldn’t let me buy an airplane, but I at least needed a car to get to work ;)
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
Which came first, the drone that ran into the car or the car that ran into the drone?
Now with the all new Traffic Avoidance System
News Flash! Giant Eagle snatches car from I-5; fate of driver unknown.
Rotate carefully, my friends.
Well, I was flying inverted and dipped down to look at a cute little Studebaker- that’s the last I remember.
“Ah Center…you won’t believe what we just flew past.”
Honey, when I told you to air up those tires, I didn’t mean 3000 feet
Damn … now where am I going to park this thing at the mall?
Help! My car’s been lifted.
By 1948 there will be a flying car in every garage.
No, I cant pull over and ask for directions!
After the previous unspeakable and unfortunate incident with the tire salesman, James vowed never to purchase tires for his car again.
Flight of the Phoenix…ah Plymouth?…Packard?…Pontiac?..What is it?
I forgot Pinto?
When I said those cars were the “bomb” that’s not what I meant…
If the aircraft engine fails, don’t forget to release the wings before pulling the chute.
You also pull the chute if you inadvertently release the wings in the air.
The Repo Man is really into this drone thing
Honey, Just land next to that gas station and ask directions.
Knew I shouldn’t have left them alone in the hanger…..
HangAr. HangAr. HANGAR!!!!!
“Hey, Bob, did you see the look on that guy’s face back there at the diner when I told ‘im I got over two-hundred-thousand miles on these tires?”
I told my son not to work on his drone in the garage!
One name suggestion for the article: “Caption Captain” or something along that line…
Center we have the traffic overtaking us at our 4 o’clock. United 123.
Driving this car is just plane fun.
“I think we’re in trouble, that’s one hell of a big mosquito.”
“I thought I told you to go before we left home!”
This thing doesn’t fly itself any better than it drives itself!
Drone Captures Bank Robber.
Amazon now delivers autos!
Prior to 4-rotor drones, new cars were delivered by drones with wings.
7° left, 2° right, steady, steady, 10 seconds to release this lemon back to the factory.
Hey Charlie, did you remember to bolt down the cockpit to the top of this thing?
I’ll bet you fifty bucks that by 2016 we won’t even need roads
Dorothy, we’re not over Kansas anymore.
“Damn repo company really means business this time………..”
I told you they could improve on that Nash Metro!
Just drop me off anywhere on 101.
Rather than “Caption Contest”, call it: “What’s going on here?”
For the first one:
“What happened after the FAA and DMV merged.”
Tesla, SpaceX, now SkyX….Elon never sleeps !
“See the USA in your Henry J”
… and now Krazy Glue comes in a no-drip, no-clog pen!
IFR: I Fly Roads
Skunk Works, Schmunk Works. Look what I built!
“I think that you’ve overdone it trying to switch to mogas!”
Driving high should be legal.
“Don’t let this thing fly over your freshly washed car”
It’s a car, it’s a plane, it’s ancient history.
And here we see the aircraft lifting it’s prey, the common automobile, into the air.
“Now I know why they put out those signs saying ‘Watch Out, Low Flying Aircraft'”
“I don’t know but I think we lost them”
Is that a Falcon?
Hey, Mack, when I asked for a lift this ain’t exactly what I had in mind.
Wow; this thing will feed the chicks for a week!
When you’re running late for a flight lesson!
Now where’s that release button?
And just like that, Fred MacMurray got a call to come back to Hollywood…
Yes Officer, I am a pilot.
As a corollary to the above
Damn the speed traps, full power ahead.
I’d like to see the cops catch me now.
Borg monowing drone assimilates terran vehicle, “Resistance is Futile”
Just off the top of my head, rename “The Air Facts Caption Contest” to “The Air Fiction Contest”
Caption contest #3
The latest amphib is unveiled.