Monthly Joke: “Send ’em up, I’ll wait!”

Posted on October 27, 2010


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

Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’

Aircraft: ‘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!’

Aircraft: ‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter.  Send ’em up, I’ll wait!’

Air Defense Site: ( …. total silence)

USMC F/A-18C Hornet

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