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F-16s Don’t Think You’re Cute

As reported on AOL: “Myrtle Rose, a 75-year-old grandmother of nine and pilot, was intercepted by two F-16 fighter jets over suburban Illinois on Thursday

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As reported on AOL:

“Myrtle Rose, a 75-year-old grandmother of nine and pilot, was intercepted by two F-16 fighter jets over suburban Illinois on Thursday when her small airplane crossed into airspace that had been restricted because of President Obama’s arrival in the Windy City.” A few days later, AvWeb reported that Rose’ first thought upon spotting the F-16s was, “Oh, well, they’re just looking at how cute the Cub is.” Said Stacey Knott of North American Aerospace Defense Command: “When F-16s come screaming up to you, they are probably trying to tell you something.”

By the way, why, when the pilot or the subject of whatever report, is male and over 70, is he not identified first and foremost as a “grandfather of “?

Myrtle Rose and and her Piper J-3 Cub. Photograph by M. Spencer Green/Associated Press.

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