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Postby toypusher » Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:06 am

Woody,

Yah, I had just one ride in an F4 (with a marine) and I don't believe that I was cut out for highspeed - high g flying. I still would not trade that experience for anything, it was the experience of a lifetime. :thumbsup:
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Postby Woody » Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:56 am

Hey I puked my brains out, stuff come up that I had forgotten I had eaten on the first one, I would not trade the experience for the world either. It was the best amuzement ride in the world
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Postby Jiminsav » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:54 pm

excuse me, but dosn't LIFER mean"lazy, ignorant, f*#$er, excaping.reality"
oh yeah//i was a CH-54 flight engineer for a few years in the guard, and the skycrane could raise and lower it's main landing gear in order to fit loads under it..the switch in the cockpit was labeled "jack"..it had 2 positions..jack on, and jack off. :lol:
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Postby ceebe » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:33 pm

I havent had the joy of serving in the military. I have, however spent many years as a mechanic in the airline industry. Guess where your genius 90 day wonders end up! It gets worse though. Now they have an attitude and a union :cry:
Think about that next time you hear " this is your captain speaking" :D
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Postby ceebe » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:26 pm

Hey, how did we get here from soaping a cooking pot?. sounds like we all have been drinking together around that campfire for several hours by now :tipsy:
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A real morbid one

Postby Guy » Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:49 pm

Those of us crazy enough to go to Vietnam a second time were actually allowed to fly on the same plane with the FNG's (F*****g new guys). When the plane was on its decline "two tours" would go up and down the aisles telling them when the plane landed in DaNang they were to fly down the gangway clear the plane by 50 meters and hit the deck.

These guys would run anything over when they got to the top of the gangway and saw daylight.
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Postby Bobgorilla » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:04 pm

TomS wrote:When I was in the Army in the early 80's I hated dealing with the LIFERS.

:x Lazy Inefficient F%#ers Expecting Retirement.
:lol: In the Navy, we had the R.O.A.D. program, Retired On Active Duty. The guys were usually at least E-7s and had found a "job" with least possible amount of work to finish out their enlistments. We sent people after buckets of steam, navagational gyro oil, and water slugs among others. The best one I was involved in, we sent a guy a radio message saying a computer in Washington had screwed up and changed his name (underway on a submarine at the time). My part consisted of getting the C.O., his division officers and chief to sign the "message". They all added their own comments such as "I have seen this before" and " Weps, council this man". After 3 days someone told him we were screwing with him, just before we were to deliver a "message from his wife" wondering if they were still married. As you might imagine, we got pretty bored sometimes! :lol:
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Postby kiltedhiker » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:47 am

Dean in Eureka, CA wrote:A "trick" we used to do to new guys in our troop would be to take them on a Snipe Hunt. We'd convince the new kid(s) that a Snipe, which is a small bird that forages around in the bushes at night, is attracted to light, sorta like a moth. We'd let him/them hold a pillow case open with one hand and point a flashlight directed into the pillow case with the other hand.
We'd take them out about a half mile or so away from camp, keeping all flashights turned out, then get them into postion with light and pillow case ready to snatch the Snipe!
Meanwhile... the rest of us were assigned to be "Flushers"... we were supposed to be flushing the birds towards the kid(s) holding the pillow case and flashlights.
Just one thing... we'd set out walking still further away from camp, then swing around them undetected and just go back to camp and hit the sack...
Some guys would figure it out pretty quick, some of them... probably just because they were afraid of the dark, being out in the woods all alone like that, but a few kids were found sound asleep the next morning laying next to the pillow case and a dead flashlight. :lol:


I had that pulled on me, but before that weekend I was telling a friends father about the up coming hunt.
Did you know there is a bird called a "Snipe".
You guessed it he shot 2 and I put em in my bag and camped out that night!
the bird looks like a large sand piper...
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Postby Chris C » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:17 am

Kiltedhiker,

Yea, I never did "get" the snipe hunt gag. :roll: Problem was I knew there were snipe and also knew you couldn't catch one by hand in the daytime when they were out and about................much less at night. But have to admit it was fun running around all night like a bunch of banshies trying anyway! :lol:
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Postby Bobgorilla » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:16 pm

Have you ever heard of a sea bat? Get a large box with a small opening down low. Have others gather around the box. When a likely victim approaches offer them a look at the rare "sea bat", ensure the victim is informed the critter is small, shy and very fast and to be very careful opening the box. When the victim is down on all fours and just as they touch the lid, whack them in the butt with a straw broom as hard as you can. Great fun when I was 18 or 19. :applause:
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Postby DrJerry » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:38 am

ceebe wrote:I havent had the joy of serving in the military. I have, however spent many years as a mechanic in the airline industry. Guess where your genius 90 day wonders end up! It gets worse though. Now they have an attitude and a union :cry:
Think about that next time you hear " this is your captain speaking" :D
I know which large aircraft company here in the Northwest where a lot of them end up in (mis)management positions. "When the paperwork weighs as much as the airplane, the whole thing will fly."
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Postby Laredo » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:17 pm

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Postby SkipperSue » Wed May 02, 2007 1:36 pm

Bobgorilla wrote:Have you ever heard of a sea bat? Get a large box with a small opening down low. Have others gather around the box. When a likely victim approaches offer them a look at the rare "sea bat", ensure the victim is informed the critter is small, shy and very fast and to be very careful opening the box. When the victim is down on all fours and just as they touch the lid, whack them in the butt with a straw broom as hard as you can. Great fun when I was 18 or 19. :applause:


Hehe, I forgot about this one. :lol: They tried getting me with this but there were too many people standing around giggling, I just knew something was wrong.

One that they did get me on was a "mail bouy watch". This was supposed to be the way we were to get our mail out at sea. They had me sit up forward of the ship and keep a look out for the "mail bouy". I think I sat out there for an hour an a half before I came back in. :R
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Postby B&FHenderson » Mon May 21, 2007 1:39 pm

While I was in Scouts; on Saturday morning or Sunday morning we would send out a scout looking for a "bacon stretcher". This would get the newbies out of the site for a while and once in a while they would come back with some of the most unusual devices.

It was sometimes almost as much fun coming up with devices that be "asked" for. :twisted: As a patrol leader looking for something to fill a patrol meeting we would "develop" one these devices.
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