hmp. Looks like one of those "First you say it, and then you do it" sorta situations. Not, as we usta say, 'career-enhancing'.
A long time ago in a previous incarnation at NAS Cecil Field I hadda take care of the radios in the RSW (Runway Safety Watch) shacks located at the ends of each runway. This was where some E-1 or 2 would check to see if the over-trained over-educated folk in the cockpits remembered to put the wheels down. It was somewhat amazing how often that happened. If the plane driver failed to respond to a radio communication from the RSW guy, he also had the capability fire a bunch of flares up from midfield. Usually that worked. Then again I recall an A-7 trying to take off with his wings folded. Didn't make it.
Ride long and safe..and always remember that kick stand.
ETC (SW) USN ret
The Sabre Group ret
Dilbert - I significantly increased my visibility at work today, Dogbert.
Dilbert - Yesterday I was invisible to my management, but today I am known by all.
Dogbert - You screwed up, huh?
Dilbert - Ooh yeah. Big time.