Short Final: In Your Dreams
The Naval Air Station at Belle Chase regularly uses New Iberia, LA (KARA) as a refueling stop. I was flying my Piper PA‑32 into KARA to get fuel for myself and contacted the Tower.
Tower: “Piper Three Five Eight One Whiskey, enter a left base for Runway 34. You are following two F‑18s on a 15‑mile final.”
I saw the jets and could tell that if I kept my current speed I would be close to their jet wash.
Me: “Eight One Whiskey, left base for 34, slowing down for the F‑18s.”
F‑18 pilot: “In your dreams.”Rick CloudMonroe, LA
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