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A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses this guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?" The guy replies, "I'm Joey Shasta, retired pilot, of Pittsburgh, PA."

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the pilot, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom."

The pilot goes into Heaven with his robe and staff.

Next it's the minister's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last 43 years." Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom."

"Just a minute," says the minister. "That man was a pilot and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can this be?"

"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter. "While you preached, people slept; while he flew, people prayed."
 

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Funny!
 

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Hmm...silken robe? Saint Peter can spot the Navy pilots every time. The Air Force jocks get sage-green Nomex.

The alternative punchlines:

"Up here, reverend, pastors are a dime-a-dozen; we don't get many pilots."

"Relax, reverend. That wasn't really Joey Shasta, it was Jesus. He just likes to pretend he's a pilot."
 

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And from another former Wingnut...:lol::lol::lol::cheers:
 

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I just had to forward this to a board full of old F-106 crewdogs I hang with...
 

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One of my room mates from my less responsible days was a FMO during fire season when he wasn't doing LE stuff. He was the one man ground crew at the tanker base.

He finagled me a check ride on a drop not far from my current home, as the crow flies.

The tanker was a converted DC-3 and we called the crew Mr. and Mrs. Pilot because they busted each other balls incessantly. Old guy - left seat, younger guy - (same sunglasses), right seat.

Flying's a hoot for me, even though I'm not driving, so I wasn't overly impressed.

Until we dove into the smoke...

Maybe a hundred feet out of the trees...

Boys could drink...
 

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One of my room mates from my less responsible days was a FMO during fire season when he wasn't doing LE stuff. He was the one man ground crew at the tanker base.

He finagled me a check ride on a drop not far from my current home, as the crow flies.

The tanker was a converted DC-3 and we called the crew Mr. and Mrs. Pilot because they busted each other balls incessantly. Old guy - left seat, younger guy - (same sunglasses), right seat.

Flying's a hoot for me, even though I'm not driving, so I wasn't overly impressed.

Until we dove into the smoke...

Maybe a hundred feet out of the trees...

Boys could drink...
I kinda lost my taste for flying after my third in flight emergency (One in a Northwest Orient 747, one in a Pan Am 707 and one in a C-141) but I do admire the skill of some of those guys - I sure wouldn't want to pilot a 141 into a hurricane on purpose for one.

The wife and I were driving to Huntsville the other day and saw a helicopter fly nose up out of a treeline, bank hard and dive back down out of sight. Saw it reappear a second later and I saw it had a sprayer attachment. It was crop dusting. First time I ever saw a chopper crop dusting, and the extremely low altitude maneuvers were pretty spectacular.
 

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First time I ever saw a chopper crop dusting, and the extremely low altitude maneuvers were pretty spectacular.
We have helo borne chain saws hereabouts that clear power lines for the co-op.

That's a bit of a head turner the first time you pop around a curve in the middle of nowhere and see it happening.
 

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We have helo borne chain saws hereabouts that clear power lines for the co-op.

That's a bit of a head turner the first time you pop around a curve in the middle of nowhere and see it happening.
That has got to be a sight to see!

...not to mention a helluva chase scene in the next Bond movie! ;)
 

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We have helo borne chain saws hereabouts that clear power lines for the co-op.

That's a bit of a head turner the first time you pop around a curve in the middle of nowhere and see it happening.
As opposed to "Chaingun??" :rolleyes:

Such as on the bow of:
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Diamondback: One of those '106 crewdogs wouldn't happen to be "Sloppy Joe" Peluso would it?
Dunno, amigo--lots of the guys like to use aliases. Might poke over to http://forums.f-106deltadart.com and ask... just watch yer P's and Q's, trouble's already followed me "home" twice.

You in the Six community? My grandfather was 318th FIS "Green Dragons" ca. '66-'68, and was part of the mass uprooting and forward-deployment to Korea in the wake of the Pueblo Incident.
 
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