Trash Talking, USMC Style

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    #1 vikingBerserker, Jul 29, 2013
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    I stumbled across this and laughed.


    http://realitywired.com/marine-fa-18-pilot-taunts-iran-air-traffic-control/


    Marine FA-18 Pilot Taunts Iran Air Traffic Control

    You gotta love these guys. 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 Defence 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 your call sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and points of origin and destination.

    The following is a conversation apparently overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai.

    Whether it’s real or made up doesn’t matter, it’ll still make you snicker and grin.



    Iranian Air Defence Radar: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’

    Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’

    Iranian Air Defence Radar: ‘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 FA-18 fighter. Send ‘em up, I’ll wait!’

    Iranian Air Defence Radar: (no response … total silence)
     
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    And minutes later the first ace-in-a-day in years was made.
     
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    definitely not real...but funny.
     
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    Would Iran send fighters to intercept if this really happened?
     
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    They would send balloons with a dangling grenade just to make a point.
     
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    Well, thats an interceptor fighter of sorts.
     
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    Iran still operates F-4s, and still had 25 F-14s operational in 2012, both are a great deal faster than a F/A-18.
     
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