|After more than 50 years, can still manage to get it up. |
I should be so lucky.
Many people (and, by 'many,' I mean 'none') have expressed an interest in the type of airplane I flew when I was in the Navy.
Actually, the aircraft which I flew in, to be more precise. You
|"Yeah, and ya didn't get |
'Happy Easter' either, didja?
Because up yours."
Anyway, I was a qualified aircrewman in the Navy P-3C Orion, a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft.
Originally designed as a land-based (meaning, it did not and
|And peeking in sorority house windows.|
Incidentally, a submarine on land would not be a very useful submarine. But, you could at least install screen doors.
|"But, a sub on land can also be a tasty, healthy treat. |
Now with pedophilia!"
Its biggest advantage for tactical warfare planners (aka "Thinkers
|Few people realize that, before she became First Lady, |
Michelle Obama oversaw the
"Box Lunch Weapons Program" for the Pentagon.
|As another submarine goes gliding by....|
Hey, I never said I was good.
Besides, I needed to have my picture taken.
And do something about that hair.
|"I gotta make coffee again?? |
What the eff's THAT all about?"
In consideration of the Orion's advanced age and fears that its wings may eventually snap off (this, I would think, would be of concern), it is being replaced by the P-8 Poseidon, a two-engine jet aircraft, based on the 737.
It looks snazzy and no doubt can do quite a few things, maybe even better, than the venerable old P-3. Apparently, it can even end up being refueled inflight, unlike my old bird. So, instead of about a 12 hour flight, P-8 crews can be extended several more hours longer onstation.
Which makes me think...I hope they did something about what I considered one of the P-3's disadvantages. We didn't have a flushing toilet and needed to pee in a can (which we affectionately called "R2-D2").
|Which we somehow convinced one of our pilots |
was necessary to check out magnetic detection systems.
We emptied it, though.
We weren't assholes, after all.
|"WHADDYA YOU MEAN, I GOTTA HOLD IT?????"|