SKK on National Security: Insights, Commentary, and Lessons Learned... With Random Interjections of Humor
Anyone who guesses "casting a big bunny head shadow onto a giant rock" will be sent to replace Minicapt on Campfire Duty.
The old using a signal-mirror-to-show-aircraft-your-position/because-you're-bored trick. Signaling aircraft using a signal mirror requires one use the two fingers as a referance point to aim and flash sunflight in direction the aircraft over head.
She's doing it wrong -- you only need to use your fingers when you're using a plain ol' mirror. The one in the pic is a purpose-built survival mirror, which only requires you to use one hand (in case you break your arm during the crash sequence). It gives you a glowing dot of sunlight as an aiming point when you look through the center of the orienting circle in the mirror. With five seconds of practice, you can annoy an SAR pilot from 10 miles away.
She's using the fingers and the survival mirror together for increased accuracy.
At least she didn't break a fingernail when her plane went down. Don't try to tell me she is a real pilot.
In the absence of El Capitan, the Squamish Chief, or Uluru … no big rock present.Cheers
Of course I mean that she's trying to improve accuracy in the most jokingly way possible...
I am still lookin at those nails. Is that standard issue Airfarce pilot equipment?
Heh -- Nick's right. With that "arm tucked close for a tight pic" pose, she's gonna be as accurate as a beach ball flung from a trebuchet.She may be a C-17 pilot, el jefe. She looks to be about 5-foot-6, which would make her the right height for a hauler, but 8 inches too tall to be a fighter pilot...
Bill, she probably is, it would explain why there is a SSgt along with her, he's part of the aircrew (i.e. loadmaster).
He's probably there to keep her from wandering into the impact area."Oh, look! Pickup trucks -- we're saved!""No, ma'am -- those are supposed to be the enemy technicals they told us about at the briefing 10 minutes ago."
Whaddya mean, "...8 inches too short to be a fighter pilot"? At least *half* the USAF fighter pilots I know are taller than I am! And tougher, too!
"We're lost. Ask that guy for directions.""No. I'll find it. I know where I am.""Give me the map.""No! I know where I am!"
"Now, pay close attention, Sergeant. You'll never be lost in the woods if you remember that moss always grows on the north side of the trees.""The last time we saw wood, Ma'am, it was petrified.""Oh, right. Well, then, pay close attention, Sergeant. You'll never be lost in the desert if you remember that moss always grows on the north side of your fingernails."
"Alright Sergeant, since I'm in charge, I'm gonna have you build a shelter, gather wood from the petrified forest, start a fire, find us some grub, and locate a good water source while I use this mirror to start signalling..."
Hey what happened to carving giant signals in the dirt! LAND ON THE X
Because people might confuse the X for buried treasure...
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