18 August, 2009

Old Fighter Pilots Never Die...

I only know from observation, but I'm guessing you can spot a fighter pilot by where on his uniform he puts his glasses when he's not wearing them. But aren't those supposed to be sunglasses hanging there...? ;)

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 17, 2009) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks to pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)

Fun fact: I think I remember reading somewhere that his callsign was "Shortney." Better than the callsign I more recently heard about, given to a female naval aviator: "Grip."


Bonus Question: What's with the bulletin board?