March 28, 2002
Stupid Hornet Tricks

Boeing F/A-18C Hornet? $18 million dollars. AIM-9M Sidewinder? $40,000. Watching all the guys on the flight deck scatter? Priceless.

Attached to an email message originating from "a navy captain":

From the Theodore Roosevelt:

Here's why the "gang on the roof", i.e. sailors on the flight deck, get flight deck pay!

Look closely at both pictures. For friends and family not in the Navy, that's a heat seeking "Sidewinder" missile sliding down the flight deck off that F-18 "Hornet". The aircraft just "trapped" (carrier landing with an arresting wire) back aboard "Teddy," the aircraft carrier. I'm sure that missile caused a tremendous amount of excitement!

That, my friends, is what you call a serious oh-sh*t moment.

Posted by scott at March 28, 2002 11:28 AM

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I can't wait to show this to my friend Cindy. Her son is on the flight deck crew on the "Teddy".
On second thought maybe I won't show it to her, that may be Michael running.

Posted by: Pat on March 29, 2002 06:16 PM
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