SEND 'EM UP!

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  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Great Story!

    You will likely enjoy this one!



    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 is a common procedure for commercial aircraft and involves giving them their call sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and points of origin and destination.



    I just flew with a guy who overheard the following conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai. It is too good not to pass along.


    [​IMG]




    The conversation went like this:



    Iranian Air Defense Radar: “Unknown aircraft, you are in Iranian Airspace. Identify yourself.”

    US Aircraft: “This is a United States Aircraft. 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!”

    US Aircraft: “This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 Fighter. Send ‘em up! I’ll wait!”

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: No Response … … No Interceptors either.
  2. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    LOL I love it! :D:D:D
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    RonRdRcr New Member

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    That's awesome!!

    Ron
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    ysacres Well-Known Member

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    Some day the dumb a$$'s are going to shoot down a passenger jet because they think it's in there airspace...did'nt that already happen?
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    ponycar17 Active Member

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    OK, that was funny enough to forward! :D
  7. Got that one in an e-mail from catfish yesterday. :D Yup, it is very good indeed. ;) I'd be willing to bet that F-18 had white ones hung on his hard points and was loaded for bear.
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    I"ve read that three times this morning and I laugh everytime:D:D:D
  9. Marlin T

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    And drool coming out of his mouth, "come on stupid, send em up."
  10. armedandsafe

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    Might have been one of the few times you would hear a Marine say "Please." :D

    Pops
  11. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

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    Might have been one of the few times you would hear a Marine say "Please."

    rofl armedandsafe!!

    Pistolenschutze...does a lady dare ask what this means--"I'd be willing to bet that F-18 had white ones hung on his hard points and was loaded for bear."--or should I go back to the kitchen, bypassing the parlor? :)
  12. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    LMAO!

    FA-18 Fighter.... very costly.


    That conversation.... priceless!
  13. Marlin T

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    I'm pretty sure this is what he means.

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    The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a supersonic, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft. It has a high-explosive warhead and an active infrared guidance system. The Sidewinder was developed by the US Navy for fleet air defense and was adapted by the U.S. Air Force for fighter aircraft use.
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    ahhhh tyvm for the explanation and the photo, Marlin. It makes the story much more meaningful :)
  15. 94z07

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    Also white ones are real munitions while blue ones are for training.
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