Originally Posted by Philgood
They actually do have access to SAMS and no im not a pilot. but im in a flight squadron and we will not always be landing in the safety of an AFB in Afghanistan or Iraq. Thats what I have been told because they want us to understand its not always lolipops and gumdrops. We needed to know what possibilities are before taking the job. And planes do have failures and have to make emergency landings or sometimes do crash. Just because people getting killed over there isn't in the news everyday.. it doesnt mean it isnt happening.
And for those people saying they have no resources.. they had enough to come to america, learn to fly, obtain weapons, hijack planes, and destroy multiple buildings and thousands of lives
Sure so sometimes you aren't landing in an AFB. What you are saying is that there is very small chance of there being a SAM? Even if you were invading a country where SAMS were prevalent, the chances of being hit would still be small. How many were shot down during the invasion of Iraq? How many of your planes have been shot down in the ENTIRE HISTORY of this 9 year conflict? ZERO. How many helicopters have been lost dropping directly into the battlefield on a daily basis...less than lost in accidents man.
AS for your resources bit, all it took it was enough money to get an airplane lesson. Anyone in america can get an Airplane lesson. Terrorist "resources" not at all. Actually, they are all running around right now with Nukes from Pakistan and sophisticated biological weapons, they are all going to destroy America!!!..don't be silly its just peasants with AK's, RPG's and the home made bombs in the vast majority. Sorry mortars too, but still even on the ground you got to be confident about the overwhelming military hardware. Let alone way up in the sky.
Of course, there is some risk involved. But as far as military jobs go, what did you expect? No risk in a war in the military!? What, you guys can just go over there and kill with no chance of being killed back?