SCRAMBLE Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: With Chris piloting they set course for Danger Bay Airfield—and home.

They were cruising in a clear blue sky when they were attacked by four P80 Shooting Star airplanes.

“WOAH!” Wyatt exclaimed as Chris took evasive maneuvers, “What the HELL?”

“Mayday—Mayday—Mayday!” Chris keyed the mike as she simultaneously returned fire at the jets as they passed, “We are under attack—Mayday—Mayday—Mayday!” 

Their airplane sustained no damage.

One of the attackers broke from combat, the others had no appetite for an armed opponent—and streaked-away at full throttle.

Chris followed that airplane and observed it land on a dirt road, “Should we land, Wyatt?”

“That pilot appears to be chicken, let’s go get him.”

Season 17—Adventure 3—SCRAMBLE!—Episode 2—Scene 1… Danger Bay Airfield Silverthorn’s Café… It was the regularly scheduled Historic Air Force member’s meeting (at least when they’re not on an “adventure”) at the café.

The event had barely begun when Jonathan and Priscilla Snideley joined them.

Sheriff James Silverthorn arrested the Snideleys ©JBoardmanJonathan and Priscilla Snideley joined them

That was a BIG mistake—as Sheriff James Silverthorn was expecting—and waiting for them, “Jonathan and Priscilla Snideley—you are under arrest.”

“What for?” Jon asked, “We’ve broken no laws.”

“We’ll discuss that in the car.”

“Well—wasn’t that a surprise,” Mac (the current commander of the 48th Fighter Group of the Historic Air Force) quipped as Jimmy Silverthorn led the two out the door, “Let’s get down to business.”

Before Mac could “get down to business” the loud-speaker in the café spoke, “Mayday—Mayday—Mayday! We are under attack—Mayday—Mayday—Mayday!

SCRAMBLE—SCRAMBLE—SCRAMBLE! Wyatt & Chris are in trouble!”

The Historic Air Force scrambled ©JBoardmanSCRAMBLE—SCRAMBLE—SCRAMBLE!

Mac gave the order and within minutes, the 48th Fighter Group were in the air and on their way to the Black Hills.

Episode 2—Scene 2… Black Hills, SD, Chris & Wyatt Discovered the Abandoned P80… “It appears as though the plane has been abandoned, Wyatt.”

“Land this beast, Chris, let’s see if the pilot is nearby.”

“Should I call-off our friends?”

Chris & Wyatt discover abandoned P80 ©JBoardman“Should I call-off our friends?”

“No—let’s keep them coming; we may need their help.”

“I’ll let them know what we’re up to.”

Episode 2—Scene 3… Black Hills, SD… At a small airport… Dick Jones, Don Samuels, Clyde Hosfield, Will Brickman, Tom Thomas, and the Commander, Dennis Wiggins Got out of their respective P80 Shooting Star airplanes—Wiggins was in a rage, “HOW is it possible that we—YOU ran from a single opponent?”

“You ran, too, Boss!” Brickman—the malcontent of the “Recreational Airforce” members, replied, “Face it—you led our retreat.”

A small airport in South Dakota ©JBoardman“You ran, too, Boss!”

A bit chagrined, Wiggins calmed-down before he spoke, “Indeed. Clearly, we must continue training, so this doesn’t happen again.”

“What we should do—is get the hell out of Dodge… er… South Dakota,” Thomas suggested, “We’re too well-known, and too easy to find hereabouts.”

“Minnesota, perhaps?”

Our Story Will Be Continued…

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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  1. Chris Shouse says:

    We do not need them in Minnesota so hurry guys( and gals) we need to stop them now ✈️ 🛫 🛬 🛩

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  2. Joseph Jerkovich says:

    Get the Dodge out of South Dakota!!

    Liked by 1 person

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