Monday, July 14, 2008
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Helibase manager) "OK we're getting a CH-47 here today from National Guard. Get it inspected and ready to fly, then shuttle the convict crews to the slike camps. Maybe 32 at a time."
Ummm.....OK. I'm trained for this, just never done it. "Hi I'm Steve. I love your helicopter, very manly death machine. I know you just got back from Afghanistan and all, but now we're going to paint your helicopter. Neon. Pink. And, Byron wants flames on it. Byron's the FBH. (They pretend to know what FBH is. No one asks so I don't say it's "Friend Back Home")
So we shuttle all these troops up in a huge Chinook painted with flames.... I'll get a better pic tomorrow