I hate to totally lift a piece from somewhere else, but whether the conversation below actually happened or not, it’s a joke with a punch line and has to be read with continuity.
The setting is a test flight of a fighter-sized unmanned aircraft — dubbed the X-47B — doing touch-and-go landings on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush. The POV seems to be two F-18 pilots flying CAP or observation over the carrier. The conversation is below the photo. The video of the test is below that.
SOMEWHERE IN THE ATLANTIC, Friday, May 17 :
F-18 #1: You know, they say these things can really fly.
F-18 #2: Yea…you see ‘em launch one a couple days ago?
#1: You bet…it was awesome!
[X-47B passes overhead with a roar.]
#2: It even sounds like a jet!
#1: It is a jet…
#2: Do you think it might ever replace us?
#1: No way… Pilots! Top Gun! No way!
[X-47B performs its first-ever touch-and-go landing on the Bush’s flight deck.]
#2: Ever have one of those days when you feel like a…biplane?