I Couldn’t Stop Laughing!

Although I like to include quirky items on my blog, I don’t normally pass on jokes or funny stuff I get through my e-mails, but this one I had to share. When I saw it I just couldn’t stop laughing.

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 Defence Radar (military) a ten minute ‘heads up’ if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

The following conversation was heard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz.

I don't know who the Pilot was, but I would love to shake his hand!

Iranian Air Radar: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’

Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’

Air Defence 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.’

Air Defence Radar: (total silence)

I have no idea who the pilot was, but he certainly deserves a medal for his cheek!


2 Responses to “I Couldn’t Stop Laughing!”

  1. thai seo Says:

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