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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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A convergence at Columbus AFB!

This morning was particularly chilly, so I didn't expect to see many other bikes around base today. I parked in my usual spot, and lo and behold, I came back from my simulator ride and found this:



My V had some company! Behind mine is a Stryker, there were two CBRs (600 and a 1000), and yes, another Versys! I was so excited that I left the guy a note saying: "Cool V! The only one I've seen since coming to the South. Rare bike! -The Other Versys Guy 13-15". The 13-15 just refers to my SUPT class number. I then went and had lunch, studied for my Systems exam and after the test came out to find the note had been returned: "Thanks man, they are sweet bikes. Yours is the only other one I've seen in MS. And you have outfitted yours nicely."

I made a V friend.

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Hey Ed - when you ride a Versys it's ALWAYS CAFB.

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Sykes,

Where is CAFB? I am in the Air Force too. Are you referring to Creech or Cannon?

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Ah, it appears there are a lot of CAFBs! I'm at Columbus AFB, Mississippi for SUPT. What about you?

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I am at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque NM
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CAFB - CLEAR AS A FRIGGIN BELL....
It's an old airforce term for CAVU - ceiling and visibility unlimited, which is what I took Ed to be saying....

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CAFB - CLEAR AS A FRIGGIN BELL....
It's an old airforce term for CAVU - ceiling and visibility unlimited, which is what I took Ed to be saying....
That's awesome! I'll admit I was confused at first. Acronyms are becoming an invasive part of my life at this point.

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That's awesome! I'll admit I was confused at first. Acronyms are becoming an invasive part of my life at this point.
Acronyms...?

I remember asking a guy to do something, but he said "Can't - I'm "FIGMO"!"

Me - "If you don't it's one BIG "SNAFU"." and he countered "It was "FUBAR" from the start, anyhow!"

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What are you flying at Columbus? I have a friend there who's in the T-1 right now.
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Cool, he's way ahead of me! I just got here in June and class started 2 weeks ago. I've got another 3 weeks or so before we hit the flight line in the T-6.

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