Privacy Policy & NOTAMs nobody reads…

Who we are

So – There I Was… We are two Marine Harrier pilots who have gone on to careers in the majors. We love flying, the lore, the glamour, and not-so-glamour of flying. We are blessed to have the opportunity to fly with top-notch professional aviators and work with those in aviation-related professions. We will invite them here to share their stories with you. Strap in and feel free to recline your seat and enjoy the ride. No “upright position with your tray-tables up” BS here!


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Your FIRST comment must be manually approved by us. Once you’ve had a comment approved you will be able to submit comments for auto-approval. Comments with hyperlinks will automatically be held for manual approval to keep spam comments from appearing.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Additionally, do NOT upload images to which you don’t have the rights. By uploading images you consent to our publishing and using them in any way we see fit. Images with child-porn or any other clearly illegal content will be reported to the authorities asap.


Note: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We have no way of knowing your password. It is hashed and done automagically down in Maintenance Control. We don’t go down there and look for any reason.

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our Sponsors

Several people have asked about supporting the show. We don’t want to just promote anything or anyone here. We will pass along to you good info about cool products that we believe align with our audience’s interests. Won’t you please take a look?

The first one we’ve agreed to take on is Customized slate coasters with your tale number and aviation instruments – or your squadron patch and callsign on them… the perfect gift for the aviator who has everything!