Can ya’ get a little closer please…?

13 Mar

And they get paid for this too…
A British Royal Air Force Typhoon pilot flies up to the back door of a C-130 (Hercules) for a photo opportunity.

He radios, “How much closer do you want me?”

They radio, “How much closer can you get?”

Pilot Radios, ”Close enough?”

You have to be a tad mad to be a fighter pilot in today’s world! ! !

But, even crazier to be a photographer looking down those intakes!

Have a happy Tuesday!

18 Responses to “Can ya’ get a little closer please…?”

  1. LC Aggie Sith March 13, 2012 at 8:52 am #


    And I’m not saying that because I had nuthin’.


  2. Jay in Ames March 13, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Crazy. Just crazy.

  3. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere March 13, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    That’s some good flyin’ right there…

  4. Jay in Ames March 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Try and keep it down in here,

  5. Jay in Ames March 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, the British Government c onceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.

    In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”.. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k”. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

    There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f”.. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

    Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

    Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

    By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.

    During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vordskontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

    Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

    Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

    If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

  6. LC Aggie Sith March 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm #


  7. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Whoa – them’s some brave fellas!

    And J’Ames, you always crack me up!

  8. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    So right before the TiFWs close up shop last night, I ran across an interesting e-mail from a complete stranger, who works for a syndicated radio show who read one of my posts from several months ago and wants to use it in her blog/on the show. She also asks if I want to pass along my experiences on raising a child with Down syndrome.

    I’m thinking nothing is going to come of it, but lo and behold, today they post an article, and she not only includes a link to my post, but also the content of my e-mail to her last night!

    I’m up to being semi-off-off-Broadway obscure now…..

  9. TerribleTroy March 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh …pshaw…..I’ve flown in tighter formation many times…….on microsoft air….in a mod p51….with scissors!


  10. Lizard March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    @TiFw very nice article and well written email reply. God knew what he was doing, that she would enhance your life and you would enhance hers.

  11. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Yes, Virginia – Barack Obama lies:

    “The enrollee will make two payments, $1 per month for abortion and another payment for the rest of the services covered. As described in the rule, the surcharge can only be disclosed to the enrollee at the time of enrollment.

    Furthermore, insurance plans may only advertise the total cost of the premiums without disclosing that enrollees will be charged a $1 per month fee to pay directly subsidize abortions.

  12. LC Aggie Sith March 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Teresa, you are a true inspiration to many. Those fucktards in Oregon don’t realize that the money the doc is paying is coming out of their pockets, too.

    Also, I freakin’ knew Obama was lying.

  13. Lizard March 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Obama lied?? :-O

    Wait which lie are you talking about there have been so many I lose track.

  14. Lizard March 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    @Troy glad that there is light at the end of the painful issue. Hope they are able to help you 🙂

  15. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Awww, shucks Aggie – thanks!

    *digs around in back of closet; pulls out badly bent, rusty halo; attempts to straighten out & polish it; fails badly; sticks on head anyway; halo falls off, dogs grab it, run outside, and rip it to pieces*

    Well, shit.

  16. Jay in Ames March 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm #


    TiFW said shit


    (it’s only a stone’s throw from an f-bomb)

  17. TerribleTroy March 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    *starts chanting* Eff Bomb, eff bomb, eff bomb….we want a eff bomb…..

    I dont see what the problem is here…….the halo loooooong gone….

    *runs for the cover of his sooper deluxe bunker*

  18. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I say “shit” all the time.

    Mr. TiFW and I say “dammit” often enough that Rebecca is now saying it…..

    And I told you guys – if Barky wins another 4 years, I will be spewing an “f” invective that would make a sailor blush.

    How badly do you want that coveted “TiFW F-Bomb”?

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