Thread: Fa-18

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    Default Fa-18

    Sent to me by a Marine Pilot

    In addition to communicating with the local air traffic control facility, aircraft are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute 'heads up' that 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 FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up!'
    Air Defense Radar: (no response ... total silence)

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    True or not:

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    President Obama's reaction to Iran, "I am sorry that this pilot made you guys look insufficient. I am sorry for America."

    True American's reaction: "Bring it pansy!"
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