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Thread: I'll wait!
01-09-09, 11:41 PM #1
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 our 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...
Iranian Air Defense: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'
Iranian Air Defense: '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 F/A-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'
Iranian Air Defense: (no response ... total silence)
Semper Fi"When a crime is committed, liberals blame society. Conservatives blame the criminal." -Debra Saunders
Old Scottish Motto- "nemo me impune laccessit". It still holds true today.
01-10-09, 12:19 AM #2
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway
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01-10-09, 08:08 AM #3
01-10-09, 09:29 AM #4
Yet another great Marine motto fits here: "Anytime, anyplace!"
I LOVE my Corps. Get some, Marines.
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01-10-09, 11:17 AM #5
There probably still debating if they should send them up or not!!!!!
Way to Go MARINE!!!!!!!"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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01-26-09, 01:30 AM #6
SEMPER FI!! AND EEWW RAAA!!Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things!
01-30-09, 12:30 AM #7
God I miss being an active duty Marine. ya think they'd an over the hill retired jarhead back...
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There are gains for all our losses
There are balms for all our pain
But, when youth, the dream, departs
It takes something from our hearts
And it never comes again
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01-30-09, 01:01 AM #8
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