"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tony Carr - an Elite JET Pilot!


Tony Carr tickles me.  In a chit chat back and forth we had on Facebook, he said that I could have served him lunch "had [I] done well enough in pilot training to qualify for a jet aircraft."  Burn!

To be fair, I did respond to his comment about the A-37 and how after flying the Tweet in pilot training that he would have relished flying it in "attack mode."  I replied that it was odd that he knew he'd relish it being that he had never flown a fighter or attack aircraft, and the only thing he had attacked was his flight lunch at 40,000 feet while writing up his DFC citation.  I also mentioned that fact doesn't keep him from commenting as though he's an expert on killing or war.

So he responded that I was not good enough in pilot training to be a jet pilot.  Way to keep a sense of humor in the realm of ideas, and thanks for the laugh Tony!

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