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Okay, so I’m reading about one of the Blue Angels™ at this air show in San Transexual (yeah, I don’t know how they managed that, either), and this neat visual effect they did…

Cool, huh?

Anyway, one of these nose-up-in-the-air snotty Brits had to chime in…

Nothing quite like the Stargighter the German Air Force nick named it the flying coffin others the widow maker. It had disconcerting habit of killing pilots and they really forgot to fit wings just a couple of stubs. It wasn’t all that really. I know you Americans think everything you do is the best but some things just don’t work out…

Last NATO flight competition I had with you guys we beat you. You had better technology pity about the lesser ability. Don’t knock we Brits especially today of all days. Late for every war and full of it.

Well, I tend to think we were sure the fuck on time in 1776 & 1812, but that’s another Brit beatdown for another day.

But then a fellow American chimed in…

Last NATO flight competition I was in you Brits had all kinds of “rules” that you wanted us to follow to ensure we didn’t wipe you off the map. Couldn’t fly half the planes off the deck of our carrier, couldn’t use our E2 Hawkeyes at all, couldn’t use our satellite links, couldn’t use our subs offensively, couldn’t use drones, and we were only allowed to fly ONE EA-6B for the whole carrier group. Couldn’t fly below 2,000 feet, nor above 50,000 feet.

You “win” these competitions because you simply will not take us on head to head.

We laugh it off as your commanders stroking your egos, making you think you’re better than you really are.

Mheh.  PJ O’Rourke rides again. 

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