Pilot Leaves a Message

| May 1, 2020


Finally, someone put in writing what most of us likely feel right about now. And he did it where everyone could see it, testing out his dad’s Cherokee at the same time.

From the article: He might not be a military pilot, but 19-year-old Towson University student Greggor Hines threw his hat into the elite aviation community ring this week when he flew an aircraft over Maryland in a flight pattern that spelled out “F–k COVID 19.”

At the controls of his father’s single-piston Piper Cherokee, Hines gracefully weaved through the air for two hours in a path that measured about 28 nautical miles from end to end and almost 200 nautical miles in all, the Washingtonian reported.

“We’d just got a new compass in the airplane, and I just had to check it out somehow,” Hines told the Washingtonian, adding that he used the aviation app ForeFlight to map out a course that would properly “express how I felt.”

The aircraft tracking site FlightAware picked up the Piper Cherokee’s path over Aberdeen, Maryland, rendering an aerial insult that would make even Pete Mitchell proud. – article


The map of his aerial trail says it all.  It was visible in many areas. Fortunately, the sky was not cloudy.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Blue Skies

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    I see a bright future for this kid- thanks, Ex!

  2. OWB says:

    Checking out new instruments. Yep. Recommended for all aircraft types.

    Way to go, young man. A bright future awaits.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    BZ young man, you go! That’s using your app!


    The Preacher probably ain’t happy, but we are.

    Maybe he can follow it up with a F^&K China one?

  4. Mason says:

    That’s not how you draw a penis.

  5. The skies the limit.

  6. The Other Whitey says:

    A little too subtle for my tastes. The Sky Dick was, IMO, a superior demonstration of piloting skill without reliance on electronic aids, plus extra points for audacity.

  7. Froest Green says:

    Definite Naval Aviator material.

  8. Berliner says:

    He has a future at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    “At the controls of his father’s single-piston Piper Cherokee”

    Briggs and Stratton?