posted 8 Dec 2008, 17:14 by Air Scouts Canberra
the days of the Northrop F-89 Scorpions, the Air Force pilot at an interceptor
squadron was driving to work one day when he got caught in a speed trap on a
road that ran very near to the end of the runway. He argued his case with the
local cops, but to no avail.
mad and more than a little frustrated, he stormed into Operations demanding
that an F-89 be readied for him immediately. Firing up the engines, he taxied
to the active runway and took off.
after getting airborne, he declared an emergency and reversed course back to
the field. Of course, being the good pilot that he was and ever-mindful not to
exceed the max landing weight of his Scorpion, and having a fuel dumping system
installed, he dumped his excess fuel...just as he reached the road near the end
of the runway.
fuel-drenched cops packed up their radar and weren't seen anywhere near that
area again for a very long time.