Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bienvenue à un Nouveau Membre!


Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs, Meine Damen und Herren - let's all give a warm welcome to our newest member, Well Seasoned Fool.


Ah what the heck, let's give him a fly-over too!



Yes, they were way too low. Yes, the pilots got their butts in a sling over it.

FWIW that was Big Time's old squadron, VFA-136. Go Knighthawks!!

(No, Big Time was not flying either of the jets.)


8 comments:

  1. Thank you. Came for the airplanes. Will probably need to become proficent with Google Translate.

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    1. We do play with that from time to time.

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  2. Nice fly-over. And yeah, I'm not seeing the 1000 feet AGL that the FAA insists on there. Oh well...

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    1. Ah, what's a few hundred feet between friends?

      I mean no one tied the low altitude record.

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  3. Well, there are low flyovers and then there are LOW flyovers. Read the commentary at the link... the lead pilot lost his wings over that one.

    And yeah... we ARE playing a bit o' one-upsmanship here. ;-)

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    1. Ah my dear Buck, always defending the honor of our Service. Even when it's along the lines of "Hey, our pilots can bust altitude regs too!"

      And yeah, those T-38s were low low.

      Not to quibble, but wouldn't this be a case of one-downsmanship here? Altitude wise?

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    2. Not to quibble, but wouldn't this be a case of one-downsmanship here? Altitude wise?

      Yer right. I'm reminded of Lex's favorite saying in this space... "You can't beat the low-altitude record..."

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    3. As with many things I put forth here on the blog, Lex and his mastery are never far from my mind.

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