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Submitted by: He who wishes to remain anonymous

Submitted by: He who wishes to remain anonymous

Rammy note: True or not, entertaining story.

Send 'Em Up

Send ’em up!

Sent 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)

Submitted by: Amber Hainline

Is this what travel is coming to?  Check out this important safety video.

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A couple of weeks ago I made my first trip to Detroit. After arrival at the Detroit Airport we had to walk to another terminal to make it to the Rental Car shuttle. The walkway between terminals goes under the runway in a tunnel. This tunnel is reminicent of what I would imagine an LSD trip or living in the 60’s would have been like.

Here is the video I found on YouTube of the tunnel.

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