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Re: All's Flare!

We saw magnesium parachute flares one night, off of Tortola. A British aircraft carrier (The Ark Royal?) was on maneuvers with unlit fighter jets zipping here and there in the dark. Every now and then there was a "boom" and about four seconds later a bright light lit up about a quarter mile of sky. It would drift down for what seemed like 30 or 45 seconds, and then go dark. Since they wouldn't respond on the radio, we don't know if they were looking for a soggy pilot or simply trying to attract fish. It went on for a good while, though. Quite a show.
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but do you wear the minimum 15 pieces of flair?
Smack is still looking for the cover sheets for those TPS reports, mmmmkay?
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Damn! Beat me to it!

I would say that , given his habit of not returning friendly waves, he'd better hope that his flares are in good order, as that's the only way he will get anyone to come to his aid...
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But you **** one sheep....
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But you **** one sheep....
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I bet the first time they save your life you'll think it was money well spent.
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but do you wear the minimum 15 pieces of flair?
Smack is still looking for the cover sheets for those TPS reports, mmmmkay?
Um, I'm gonna have to ask him to resend the requisition for those TPS report cover pages.

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I bet the first time they save your life you'll think it was money well spent.
Twelve though?

But my question was: who has actually had to fire one off? (flare that is)
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We saw magnesium parachute flares one night, off of Tortola. A British aircraft carrier (The Ark Royal?) ...
Those weren't flares.
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Re: All's Flare!

QUOTE=flyingwelshman;918509]Twelve though?

But my question was: who has actually had to fire one off? (flare that is)[/QUOTE]

Back in my, shall we say less than reputable days a bunch of us were having a big back yard party. A keg or 5 , local band and about 100 of our closest friends. Of course there were some who crashed but at $5 a head who cared. Some smart guy thought it would be cool to shoot off a flare. Reloaded and was about to fire a second was told it wouldn't be a good idea. So he just put the flare gun back in his pocket where it belonged. While I was rolling him in the grass trying to separate him from the flames some guy with a bucket of water tried to throw it on him.

but to answer had to fire one off, on purpose, no

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