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How about the profound silence of increasing the concealed carry on base?  The Navy awarded those that responded and talked about how they ran unarmed toward an armed shooter.  Should that not have caused them to think "why did our sailors have to run unarmed towards an armed shooter?"  I fly with a 20mm gun that shoots 100 rounds a minute and live bombs going to the range.  I'm trusted not to go crazy and go bomb or strafe the base and/or the nearby city, but can't be trusted with a concealed pistol before or after the flight.

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But this was the best bit!

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p.s.  The backstory...

"On Tuesday, a Chinook from 28 Squadron based at RAF Benson made a precautionary landing in a field near Wantage following a mechanical issue. Unfortunately, the aircraft soon sank into the field, likely due to the extended period of wet weather that we’ve been experiencing recently.

Our engineers deployed to the site to assess the mechanical issue and this has now been fixed; however, the extremely soft ground has made the recovery of the Chinook to RAF Benson very difficult. A tri-Service team of specialists is working hard to safely extract the aircraft from the mud. While it was hoped that it could simply be dug out and then flown home, the risk of damage to the aircraft from this course of action has been assessed as significant and alternative options are being explored, including potentially lifting it from the mud with a crane. We hope to have the aircraft home by the end of the week.
 
We are extremely thankful to the landowners for their understanding and support during this work, particularly the kindness they’ve shown to our team guarding the aircraft during some very cold nights."
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I had this happen to me in a Cessna 182 at Willy Post.

The airport unstuck me with a couple of large airbags.

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11 hours ago, FUSEPLUG said:

If that isn’t the epitome of British humour, I don’t know what is. 

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Or, if you’ve had too many toxic commanders, you do this knowing you'll be Q3'd (for failure to chock a parked aircraft) faster than you can process what happened on that hasty LZ analysis you just executed...

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12 hours ago, FUSEPLUG said:

If that isn’t the epitome of British humour, I don’t know what is. 

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If you want to make something far more difficult than it has to be, put a Brit or an Aussie in charge!

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On 1/7/2021 at 7:03 PM, DuckHunter said:

That’s pretty funny.  Anybody know the backstory?

It's a parody of the Cal Worthington used car commercials in the 1960's and 1970's in the Los Angeles area.  I lived in SoCal for 3 years as a kid, and those commercials were ubiquitous.  That video was from the old March AFB F-4 Guard unit, and they were right in the middle of "Worthington Country".  

Do a Youtube search, watch a "Cal Worthington and his dog Spot" commericial, and you'll see what I'm talking about.  After you watch a couple, you'll realize the pilot that did that parody was pretty spot on!  Here's one:  

What I never knew until about 10 years ago was that Cal Worthington was a B-17 pilot in WWII.  After the war, he wanted to be a professional pilot but couldn't make it happen.  

He died about 7 years ago in a town not far from Beale AFB.  He owned a gorgeous old Learjet, and when it was sold, I almost took a job flying it.  The inside had pretty much zero avionics upgrades but it was immaculate.  I saw it on the ramp at my local non-towered airport (KLHM) 3 months ago.

Cal was apparently quite a nice guy, and a great American.  

 

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