“Send ’em up, I’ll wait!”

This is too good not to post.  Don Surber of the Charleston Daily Mail passed along this conversation from an e-mail correspondent—it was apparently overheard on one of the air-traffic frequencies by a guy flying into Dubai:

Iranian Air Defense Radar: “Unknown aircraft, you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.”

Pilot: “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!”

Pilot: “This is a United States Marine Corps F/A-18 fighter. Send ’em up, I’ll wait!”

Air Defense Radar: (no response . . . total silence)

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  1. Cost of an F18 Fighter 32 million dollars
    Cost of training a USAF pilot in excess of 1 million dollars

    Able to tell Iranian air defense you’ll wait.



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