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Old 09-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute 'heads up' if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

The following conversation was heard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz.

Transiting Iranian airspace - The Club House

Iranian Air dd Radar: 'Unknown aircraft 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 Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait.'
Air Defense Radar: (total silence)

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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This has made the rounds a bunch of times and it still puts a grin on my mug.
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While funny I prefer the one that goes like this (from memory so forgive any typos)

Canadian Navy: US carrier, adjust course 3 degress starboard.
US Navy: Negative, this is a United States Navy Carrier with an Admiral on board, YOU adjust course 3 degress port.
Canadian Navy: This is a Canadian lighthouse, your move.
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I love the little things like that. Puts a smile a mile wide on my face.
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