I just saw a throwaway joke and it made me laugh whilst also annoying the hell out of me. I get wound up over the smallest of things... :(
So, basically, whoever wrote this didn't even need to replace 'attitude' with 'altitude'... I personally think it would actually be even funnier with 'attitude'.
To explain for people mystified at my complaint, a plane 'attitude' is the angle at which its flying with regards to the horizon...so its a perfectly serviceable aeronautical term and works for the original meaning of the phrase as well!
See, no need to make it complicated!
yeah, i have issues. :p