Re: Tuesday humor
Jon Danner (dannerjm@C17.WPAFB.AF.MIL)
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 12:29:17 -0400
>A young guy in a two-engine fighter was flying escort for a B-52 and
>generally being a nuisance, acting like a hotdog, flying rolls around
>the lumbering old bomber. The hotdog said over the air, "Anything you
>can do, I can do better."
> The veteran bomber pilot answered, "Try this hot-shot."
> The B-52 continued its flight, straight and level.
> Perplexed, the hotdog asked, "So? What did you do?"
> "I just shut down two engines, kid."
Along the same lines, but the acutally happened while I was flying tankers
back in 1983.
I was a young crew pup at the time. A second lieutant navigator in the
KC-135. The crew I was flying with consisted of two fairly experienced
pilots and a crusty old master sergeant boom operator, who had "seen it all"
in Southeast Asia. Now on the -135, the boom operator controls the air
refueling boom, which enables other aircraft to hook-up and receive fuel.
On this mission we were taking four F-16 fighters to Europe. One of the
F-16 pilots was being real obnoxious about the superiority of the F-16 and
fighters in general. By the time we were halfway across the Atlantic, he
was really getting to the boomer. Here we were, three hours from any type
of land in the middle of January and this fighter jockey is really
bad-mouthing the tanker.
Finally, the boomer replied, "Well, 'sir', I think you are mistaken about a
few things and need to think about this." and stowed the boom so that the
fighter could not get any more fuel. After letting the fighter pilot think
for a minute, he concluded "I have enough gas to make it to land".
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City