By Whisper, on March 7th, 2011
Twenty years ago this past January, LCDR Mark Fox and LT Nick Mongillo validated the concept.
In one of the strangest juxtapositions of pop culture and my chosen profession, Mr. Charlie Sheen displays an uncanny grasp of the concept:
I’m an F-18, bro, and I will destroy you in the air and I will deploy my ordnance to the ground.
There is no doubt that this man is making an energy rate deck transition on his way to a rocks kill. While such tabloid chaff is not the normal purview of this enlightened establishment, Mr. Sheen has on several occasions recently referenced the F-18, TOPGUN, and strafing – which would, at a minimum, seat him in the target audience.
A good friend and fellow F-18 driver finds flaw in Sheen’s anthropomorphic reference: “if [he] were truly a jet, [he] would have been a Tomcat… an extraordinarily expensive, often broken piece of equipment requiring thousands of manhours of attention… to even function… but once airborne, MAN! what a freakin’ show!”
I, for one, can’t wait to find out that some Naval Aviators partied this guy into the ground. Welcome to awesome.