A CASE OF BEE-DOUBLE OH-ZEE-EEE
On a hot Saturday afternoon in the comfort of an air conditioned conference room (BAR) pilots were waxing eloquently on the many flying aspects of the MARUT. One particular asset being discussed was the ferry speed being the fastest in the world. Cheetah and Bobcat were leaving in a few days to drop off two Maruts at Bangalore for Major Servicing. Bobcat said he would be back the same day by civil air in Jodhpur. The wager was on. All participants of the wager swore on the Official Secrets Act that the wager would be Top Secret.
To keep everybody in the loop, the following were the obvious.
Sunrise 0530 Hours.
First take off 0600 Hours
Ferry Time Jodhpur – Poona 60 minutes
Turn around servicing at Poona with 1 Bowser and four ground crew and one starting trolley 60 minutes.
Ferry time Poona Bangalore 60 minutes.
Indian Airlines flight Bangalore to Bombay 0830 Hours, connection Bombay to Jodhpur 1230 Hours.
Bobcat and Cheeta caught the 0830 Hours flight from Bangalore on the same day of the ferry out. Cheeta broke journey at Bombay to catch up with his Bollywood friends and Bobcat made it back to Jodhpur the same day.
Bobcat informed the loosing gamblers to pay up.
Cheeta would take the authorized 7 day ferry sojourn.
Bobcat was snoring the next day at 0700 hours at his residence,when he was rudely awakened by loud banging at the door.The tallest Flying Officer Marut Pilot( Air Marshal To-day) was at the door to inform him that the Boss wants him pronto in the outfit. Bobcat was given a dressing down and the book was thrown at him for not coming to work on time. The Boss then made the fatal mistake of asking if Bobcat had anything to say in his defence.
Bobcat informed him that the authorized ferry lay over was 7 days and so he said he would like to utilize the same.
Rumour has it that the Boss went into a ballistic malfunction and injured his equilibrium.
Many national news papers reported mysterious loud double bangs in the skies over 5 States.
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