A Bomber Pilot Really Sticks It To A Cocky Fighter Pilot
You Might Think You’re Cool…
There is a decades old fight between fighter and bomber/transport pilots. Who is better at aviation? Whose job is more important and of course whose job is cooler and more exciting. There are many ways to look at it, but there are definitely perks to each one.
Here’s a true story so you can judge for yourself though.
A squadron of F-16 Fighting Falcons was escorting a B-52 Stratofortress to its destination. With hours of flight both behind and ahead of them, everyone was getting bored.
The fighter pilots of course started stirring up the age old dispute over COMs.
Fighter Pilot: “Hey, check this out.”
He pulled up to the B-52’s window, waved and barrel rolled away, under and popped up on the other side.
“Bet you wish you could do that?” He laughed.
The BUFF pilot smiled and said,
“Wow, that was neat. Check this out though.”
He unstrapped and left the cockpit. The fighter pilot kept looking to see what he was going to do, but the B-52 kept flying straight like an arrow.
After about five minutes, the BUFF pilot came back and asked,
“How ya like that? Admit it. You wish you could do that!”
Confused, the fighter pilot naturally inquired,
“What do you mean? The plane was flying completely straight.”
“Yes I know. In the meanwhile though, I unstrapped and stretched my legs for a bit. Then I realized I was hungry and made myself a sandwich. I also took a piss on the way back. Enjoy the rest of your flight”