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    I'll wait!



    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)

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    F'ing eh.

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    Yet another great Marine motto fits here: "Anytime, anyplace!"

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    There probably still debating if they should send them up or not!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pc830cop View Post
    God I miss being an active duty Marine. ya think they'd an over the hill retired jarhead back...

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