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According to a Marine Pilot...

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Ahab, Nov 29, 2008.

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  1. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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

    I just flew with a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along. The conversation went something like this...

    Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

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

    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!'

    Air Defense Radar: (no response ... total silence)
     
  2. Duck Head

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    OOOHH,RAAHHAA!!!!! Wish we had 553 billion civilians with that attitude!
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like Pappy Boyington at Truk Island. He did say almost the same thing.
     
  4. ec90t

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    True or not, great read.

    ec90t
     
  5. Mr Newbius©

    Mr Newbius© TS Member

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    Great story indeed ... great stories can always be had by people sitting next to you on an airplane.

    Sure would be nice to have this type of story confirmed and proven true other than this guy told me this.
     
  6. o3dave

    o3dave TS Member

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    most excellent. that kind of attitude can be contagious!
     
  7. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    For cry'in out loud, why does this story have to be factual?

    Do you know the difference between a Fairy Tale and a Flying Story? Well, one begins, "Once Upon a Time", and the other begins, "There I was.........". I, for one, can still remember when fly'in ships were made of wood, and men where made of iron!

    Kip
     
  8. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I needed that.
     
  9. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    The difference between a fairy tale and a sea story?

    Fairy tale - Once upon a time...

    Sea Story - Now this ain't no sh!t...


    Go Navy!!

    Best,
    Dennis
     
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