Posted by: Jacqui Murray | April 24, 2010

USMC FA 18 Over Iraq… Or Was it Iran?

Conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai.

fa 18

Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’ 
‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’ 
Air Defense Site:
‘You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!’ 
‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter.  Send ‘em up, I’ll wait!’ 
Air Defense Site:
( …. total silence)

God bless our troops.
There is something about a Marine that makes other countries listen to reason.


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  1. semper fidelis

  2. oorah

  3. It’s a joke actually, it’s not real.

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