This story is relayed by Michael Ledeen in a Pajamas Media article and a h/t to Bookworm. One of his regular correspondents wrote that he had flown
with a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai. It’s too good not to pass along. The conversation went something like this…This is one of those stories you just hope is true and if it isn't no one says anything.
Iranian Air Defense Radar: ‘Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’
Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’
Air Defense Radar: ‘ You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!’
Aircraft: ‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send ‘em up, I’ll wait!’
Air Defense Radar: (no response … total silence).
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.