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Pilot Mascot Question

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dstock62
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Pilot Mascot Question

Post by dstock62 » Thu Jul 04, 2024 7:56 am

We are all very familiar with Goeffrey the Giraffe and his use in raising awareness for Great Ormond Street Hospital, but does anyone know if their is any significance of this little dude noted on 27th June

He was hitching a ride in 22-5685/Taco 02

ImageScreenshot 2024-07-04 at 08.16.41 by Dave Stock, on Flickr

Vulture 01
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Re: Pilot Mascot Question

Post by Vulture 01 » Fri Jul 05, 2024 4:17 pm

Maybe something a family member gave the pilot? I have a rooster in aflying jacket that flies with me - a gift from my daughter.
We all have our quirks!

dstock62
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Re: Pilot Mascot Question

Post by dstock62 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:12 pm

Indeed 😀

I used to have a dog in a flying jacket that used to fly with me.

Just wondered if it had a wider significance

Matty82
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Re: Pilot Mascot Question

Post by Matty82 » Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:58 am

I know the 493rd FS had a toy monkey that would ride along with them back in the F-15C days. He was called Spank and the pilot flying with him used Spank as the callsign for the day. Apparently you had to fly with Spank if you had made a mistake like over G’ing a jet etc…

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