Nikolaj Vinicoff
2 min readAug 2, 2021


An Airbus A380 is on it’s way across the Atlantic Ocean, when suddenly two Eurofighter Typhoons appear!

Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft providing simultaneously deployable Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface capabilities

I am not the author of this story. I do not actually know who came up with it, however, I like it very much and enjoy sharing it. It goes something like this:

An Airbus HEAVY A380 is on its way across the Atlantic Ocean. It flies consistently at 800 km/h at 40,000 feet, when SUDDENLY a Eurofighter Typhoon with Tempo Mach 2 pulls up next to it!

The fighter jet pilot slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets it’s pilot by radio:

“Airbus Super Heavy, boring flight isn’t it? Take care and watch this!”

The Eurofighter rolls on its back, accelerates to breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, only to swoop down to almost sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back up next to the A380 and asks:

“Well, how did you like that?”

The Airbus pilot answers:

“Very impressive! Now, have a look here!”

The Typhoon sticks to its flight path as it’s pilot attentively watches the Airbus, but nothing happens? It just continues to fly stubbornly straight with no change in speed.

After about five minutes, the A380 Captain radios:

“Well, how about that?”

The military pilot asks in confusion:

“What did you do?”

The pilot of the passenger plane laughs and says:

“I got up, stretched my legs, went to the back of the plane to the bathroom, got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon cake, and made an appointment with the stewardess for the next three nights in a five star hotel paid for by my employer.”


When you are young, SPEED and ADRENALINE seems to be great, but as you get older and wiser, comfort and peace are not to be despised either.

This is called S.O.S

Slower, Older, Smarter.



Nikolaj Vinicoff