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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. This is a common procedure for commercial aircraft and involves giving them your call sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and points of origin and destination.
    I just flew with a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It is too good not to pass along.


    The conversation went like this...
    Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
    Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'
    Iranian 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!'
    Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response ... total silence)
    Deputy Kent Mundell
    Pierce County Sheriff
    Dec 28th.
    Gone but not forgotten...

  • #2
    lol thats freakin awesome!
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    RIP Officer R.K Pitts
    Fairfield Police Dept California
    my father, my hero, greatest cop who ever lived


    The above comments reflect the personal and unofficial opinions of the poster; and in no way should be taken to indicate any opinion or policy of any government agency.

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    • #3
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      Last edited by SBSO_DISPATCHER; 09-14-2009, 04:45 AM.
      Gotta catch em allll.........

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      • #4
        This is probably a repost...one of our instructors showed us this and I thought it was pretty funny.



        Top this for a speeding ticket. Some Police don't get it. You can't be using radar guns around a USMC or Naval air base.

        Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar Naval Air Station. One of the officers was using a hand held radar gun to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill.

        The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then turned off.

        Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.

        Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander.

        The reply came back in true USMC style:

        Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the F-18 Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to, your hostile radar equipment. The Hornet automatically sent a jamming
        signal back to your radar gun, which is why it shut down.

        Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment location.

        Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the
        situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the perceived hostile radar position.

        The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech. Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.

        Thank you for your concern. Semper Fi

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        • #5
          that's just SWEET

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          • #6
            Originally posted by aquill1 View Post
            This is probably a repost...one of our instructors showed us this and I thought it was pretty funny.



            Top this for a speeding ticket. Some Police don't get it. You can't be using radar guns around a USMC or Naval air base.

            Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar Naval Air Station. One of the officers was using a hand held radar gun to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill.

            The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then turned off.

            Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.

            Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander.

            The reply came back in true USMC style:

            Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the F-18 Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to, your hostile radar equipment. The Hornet automatically sent a jamming
            signal back to your radar gun, which is why it shut down.

            Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment location.

            Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the
            situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the perceived hostile radar position.

            The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech. Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.

            Thank you for your concern. Semper Fi
            Its definitely a funny story, but its a complete fabrication.

            http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.asp
            Originally posted by kontemplerande
            Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SRT936 View Post
              Its definitely a funny story, but its a complete fabrication.

              http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.asp
              Probably why we are in the jokes section.
              "Rollin and Patrollin the Wild Wild West of Bham"

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