Are USN/MC Pilots Really More Skilled Than USAF Pilots

UHBlackhawk

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FAKE NEWS!!!

I have never ironed my flight suit!! I have had some really lousy scarves though...

And that bar? Okay, it's legendary but...Po City...Reykjavik...the Camel's Breath at USMTM in Riyadh...

Okay, forget the Camel's Breath...
“Their (AF) facilities are excellent.”
I flew into Tallil probably once a week. My last mission into Iraq I stopped there again for gas. The week prior it was typical, porta potties and sand. I was always terrified of my 9mm falling into a porta potty. “Sir, I don’t know where it went.”
Suddenly, there were flush toilets and paved sidewalks. When we were leaving I asked base Ops personnel what the deal was with the sudden appearance of flush toilets and sidewalks. “The Air Force will be basing some C-130s here, but they need “modern facilities” first.”
 

Heatherg21

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I was intrigued that the 160th flew so many different air frames. I just assumed they had one, thanks for the education. Those pilots have some serious cojones.
 

UHBlackhawk

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I was intrigued that the 160th flew so many different air frames. I just assumed they had one, thanks for the education. Those pilots have some serious cojones.
Three basic airframes depending on the mission, MH-6, MH-47, MH-60.
There is a troop carrying version of the “little bird” and a gun ship version.
There is also a gunship version of the MH-60, or the DAP.
The pilot talked about in the video who landed his little bird on a street in Mogadishu gave me my “Green Platoon” check-ride. If I remember correctly, while his copilot raced to check out the crash site he held into the cyclic with one had and with his other hand fended off Somalis with his MP-5. He was also in Viet Nam, Granada, and Panama.
Just to be clear, I did not serve in Somalia.
 
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