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Unread post21 Nov 2008, 07:40

Q: How do Pred pilots know they're not in a simulator?
A: On "real" flights there's a fan on the dash board blowing in their faces.

Q: How can you tell veteran Pred Pilots from rookies?
A: Veterans lean into the turn.

Q: What's the number one reason for students to wash out of the MQ-9 program?
A: Airsickness.

Q: What do Predator pilots sing at the Creech O-Club?
A: "Off, we used to go...into the Wild Blue Yonder".

Shall I go on?
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Unread post21 Nov 2008, 10:13

Q: What's the number one way for a UAV pilot to prematurely end his flying career?
A: Sexually harass B!tchin Betty.
"He counted on America to be passive...He counted wrong." -- President Ronald Reagan
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Unread post22 Nov 2008, 03:00

Q: How does a pilot prematurely end his career?
A: Fly UAV's.
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Unread post22 Nov 2008, 03:01

Q:What do you say when a UAV crashes?
A: Did the pilot get out?
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Unread post15 Mar 2009, 23:32

Q; How many UAV's do you have to crash before they pull you out of the cockpit?
A: I don't know. How many do you have?
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Unread post15 Mar 2009, 23:35

TRUE STORY

It was a dark and stormy night.....

MQ-9: REQUEST GO AROUND.
CREECH TOWER; NEGATIVE GO AROUND. YOU HAVE IMPACTED THE RUNWAY.
MQ-9: I HAVE?
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Unread post16 Mar 2009, 00:43

Q: How does a pilot prematurely end his career?
A: Fly UAV's.



Dead wrong! That's actually a good way to ADVANCE your career.
Do your homework, Tiger!
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Unread post16 Mar 2009, 01:15

Hilarious! :lmao:
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Unread post16 Mar 2009, 05:04

Q: How do you tell if theres a fighter pilot at a party?
A: Because he'll tell you he's a fighter pilot.

Q: How do you tell if theres a bomber pilot at a party?
A: Because he'll tell you he's a bomber pilot.

Q: How do you tell if theres a helo pilot at a party?
A: Because he'll tell you he's a helo pilot.

Q: How do you tell if theres a UAV pilot at a party?
A: Silly, UAV pilots don't get invited to parties :lol:
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Unread post16 Mar 2009, 05:32

Now Maddog play nice they haven't driven a uav in the back door yet. Or bombed the springs yet. :D
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Unread post16 Mar 2009, 06:40

maddog2840 wrote:TRUE STORY

It was a dark and stormy night.....

MQ-9: REQUEST GO AROUND.
CREECH TOWER; NEGATIVE GO AROUND. YOU HAVE IMPACTED THE RUNWAY.
MQ-9: I HAVE?

Priceless!!
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Unread post01 Apr 2009, 18:54

Habu wrote:
Q: How does a pilot prematurely end his career?
A: Fly UAV's.



Dead wrong! That's actually a good way to ADVANCE your career.


I have a friend "flying" Global Hawk. He is is hoping to get back into his KC-10. Not sure which would be more boring! Tried asking him questions about Global Hawk, his responce was, " :nono: ".
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Unread post01 Apr 2009, 19:56

I saw a great quote here on F-16.net that, while not made in response to UAVs, greatly reflects my opinion of UAV "pilots." Unfortunately I don't have it memorized but it was along the lines of "Its not being behind the controls that makes you a pilot, its the Gs you pull." The term "stick actuator" really applies to those so-called pilots.
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Unread post02 Apr 2009, 00:57

Habu wrote:That's actually a good way to ADVANCE your career.


Wish that were the case in the AF. In the AF, it's a great opportunity for a Captain type to very likely never see his weapon system ever again...unless he goes to an airshow.

They say they are making some changes, to where guys who get non-vol'd to Creech can return after a UAV tour, but there's no guarantees right now, except for death and taxes.

With a new CSAF, we shall see...
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Unread post02 Apr 2009, 18:03

Totally different in the Army. Like I said, we have far more UAVs in service than the AF. We can't get operators out of school fast enough. With Sky Warrior coming up, and more demand for Shadow and Raven...(more and more 11 bang bangs are going to Raven school btw), it's a brave new world.
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