That was my thought many years ago as I was sitting in the cockpit of a T-33.
I was assigned to check out and repair one of the radio systems on this plane. The time was early in my career and I was at my first base assignment after tech school, Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. As a matter of fact, it was almost my repair assignment on the base. I was there to repair the radio and radar equipment B-47 Bombers. As it so happened everyone else in our shop had jobs to handle on the B-47s and I was the only free guy there. My shop chief gave my some instruction as to what to do on this plane and sent me out on the flight line. I was pretty much nervous as heck not really knowing what to do. Read more “Omigod we’re at war!”