History of The Fish
Just a little background on The Fish and its flying
experiences aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, one of
our most advanced aircraft carriers:
Fish made several successful flights, with
picture-perfect landings, when the Admiral found out
about the "fishcapades", at which time, just like
Maverick in his Tomcat, The Fish was grounded.
Never to be one to obey little things like the skipper's
orders, however, our Brave Betta continued flying. And
just flying F-14 Tomcats wasn't enough for him: he went
on to fly every aircraft aboard the Kennedy, from A-18's
to choppers, accumulating airtime in more aircraft types
than any other aviator aboard the carrier.
The Fish's flights were well documented, with just a
little of the video footage being represented in the
video available for download here. After a huge
number of missions over Afghanistan and many other
wartime theaters, this video was presented and shown to
the Admiral, who was so impressed with the video, that
he pardoned Fish for his disobedience.
After The Fish's tour of duty was over, Fish was
honorably discharged, and is today in retirement in
California. And no doubt he is telling all the female Bettas
of his exploits, impressing the hell out them.
Download and view the video here.
(Warning: it's big (104 MB), or view photos
from the video
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