Skip to comments.U.S. Marine Fighter Pilot Chats with Iranian Air Defense Radar
Posted on 04/10/2009 12:45:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer
According to a Marine Pilot
In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute heads up if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.
This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying
from Europe to Dubai ..
(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...
Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'
Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'
Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'
Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)
I also like the one about the British pilot of a jetliner who was having trouble finding a particular gate at Frankfurt airport. The Air Traffic Controller got frustrated and said "Ach! Haven't you been to Frankfurt before??" And the British captain said: "Twice, actually. But it was dark both times and we didn't land."
hee hee hee.. that’s funny
Didn’t know how old it was .. just read it on Patriot Room. I did hear about that Frankfort pilot though ...
In another life I used to fly 747 freighters, we used to fly over Iran in going to India and Hong Kong. One of the gents I flew with had left Iran during the overthrow of the Shah. It was a strange situation.
An Ace in the making...
That would have gotten really ugly, really fast...
Too bad the recording didn’t work in the link...
The best one was when they Dropped the Iatolla Komeini out of his coffin in the street. Then the sheet fell off and there was a dead little naked man laying on the street with all his buddies screaming.
Is there un-cut video of that anywhere?
Awesome! Unfortunately, the pilot will be grounded as result of the “let’s talk” war policy of the Obama admin.
While not as concise as Gen. McAuliffe, well said.
As fighters, Marines are second to none.
As comedians, Marines are also second to none.
Semper fi, do or die
Married to one. And you’re correct. :)
I like this one...
Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): “Ground, what is our start clearance time?”
Ground (in English): “If you want an answer you must speak in English.”
Lufthansa (in English): “I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany Why must I speak English?”
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): “Because you lost the bloody war!”
>>That would have gotten really ugly, really fast...
you mean gotten silly, really fast. See Bekaa Valley Turkey Shoot
A similar joke to that is the one about the American Airlines capt who asks for clarification whiling taxiing at Berlin’s Templehof Airport.
The German ground controller is irritated at having to repeat instructions and asks, “have you never flown to Berlin before?”
To which the American Airlines capt replied “Certainly! I flew here several times in 1944, but we didn’t land..”
US fighting forces are not bawlless... just our politicians.
Don’t mind the critics SkyDance,
As long as it puts the kind of smile on our faces it does it’s priceless.
this is my favorite.....airport departure to a mouthy pilot:
climb on runway heading until you run out of fuel...
I’m tough ... daughter of a Marine pilot and sister to two Army brothers plus an uncle from the Air Force ....
I feel sorry for those two Army brothers.
I’m sure they had their hands full what with you and all.
The Marine dad can take care of things but I’ve been around a few Air Force pilots. They are good at playing good darts, Backgammon, horse shoes and any other drinking or waste time game.
Air Force pilots - flare to land, squat to pee .... (dad says)
I like to take a plane,
read its flight characteristics,
find what its peramiters for landing are then beating them.
In other words if a cesna 150 says it should land in 1200 feet I like to get in about 800 using an exagerated flare.
But yes, I do think they squat when they pee.
LOL. GOOD one
When I fly GA I like to use something like an Aeronca to practice getting into tight places ... tail draggers are a lot better for grass short field landings ... that nose gear is too fragile ....
ps - got to fly a Remos G3-600 sport plane ... neat ....BTW on that one thread about best WWII plane .... the English Typhoon rocket firing plane ... fast, took out many German tanks .... I think Scotty of Star Trek fame flew one ....
I’ll look it up.
nothing i like better than an A-10 in search of a tank needing to be destroyed.
My understanding it was faster than the P51 - as a low level attack plane ....
Jefferson didn’t pen the guns into plows quote. see : http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Thomas_Jefferson_Encyclopedia