Overheard on the Flight Deck of the USS George H.W. Bush [VIDEO]

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.

Some more info on the X-47B is here. The original article is here.

PUFF OF HISTORY: With the smoke puffs created when its wheels touch the flight deck, the unmanned X-47B conducted its first “touch-and-go landing op” last Friday.

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