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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:14 pm
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THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD AVIATOR

Laughing !!!
This explains it all. As aviators, we come from a long line of a secret society, formed around one thousand years ago. We are warriors, and here is the proof! Ground pounders can read it and weep!

Phu Khen (pronounced Foo Ken) 1169-? is considered by some to be the most under-recognized military officer in history. Many have never heard of his contributions to modern military warfare. The mission of this secret society is to bring honor to the name of Phu Khen.

A 'Khen' was a subordinate to a 'Khan' (pronounced 'konn') in the military structure of the Mongol hordes. Khan is Turkish for leader. Most know of the great Genghis Khan, but little has been written of his chain of command.

Khen is also of Turkish origin. Although there is not a word in English that adequately conveys the meaning. Roughly translated, it means, One who will do the impossible, while appearing unprepared and complaining constantly."

Phu Khen was one of ten Khens that headed the divisions, or groups of hordes, as they were known, of the Mongol Army serving under Genghis Khan.
His abilities came to light during the Mongols' raids on the Turkistan city of Bohicaroo. Bohicans were fierce warriors and the city was well fortified. The
entire city was protected by huge walls and the hordes were at a standoff with the Bohicans. Bohicaroo was well stocked and it would be difficult to wait them out. Genghis Khan assembled his Khens and ordered each of them to develop a plan for penetrating the defenses of Bohicaroo.

Operation Achieve Victory (AV) was born. All 10 divisions of Khens submitted their plan. After reviewing AV plans 1 thru 7 and finding them all unworkable or ridiculous, Genghis Khan was understandably upset. It was with much perspiration that Phu Khen submitted his idea, which came to be known as AV 8. Upon seeing AV 8, Genghis was convinced this was the perfect plan and gave his immediate approval.

The plan was beautifully simple. Phu Khen would arm his hordes to the teeth, load them into catapults, and hurl them over the wall. The losses were expected to be high, but hey, hordes were cheap! Those that survived the flight would engage the enemy in combat. Those that did not? Well, surely their flailing bodies would cause some kind of damage.

The plan worked and the Bohicans were defeated. From that day on, whenever the Mongol Army encountered an insurmountable enemy, Genghis Khan would give the order, "Send some of those Phu Khen's AV 8-ers." This is believed, though not by anyone outside our secret society, to be the true origin of the word Aviator (AV 8-er).

Phu Khen's AV 8-ers were understandably an unruly mob, not likely to be socially acceptable. Many were heavy drinkers and insomniacs. But when nothing else would do, you could always count on an AV 8-er. A Phu Khen Aviator.

Denied, perhaps rightfully so, his place in history, Phu Khen has been, nonetheless, immortalized in prose. As the great poet Norman Lear never once said: "There once was a man named Phu Khen, Whose breakfast was whiskey and gin. When e'er he'd fly, He'd give a mighty war cry: "Bend over, here it comes again."

Consider it an honor to be a Phu Khen Aviator. Wear the mantle proudly, but speak of it cautiously. It is not always popular to be one of us. You hear
mystical references, often-hushed whispers, to 'those Phu Khen Aviators.' Do not let these things bother you. As with any secret society, we go largely
misunderstood, prohibited by our apathy from explaining ourselves. You are expected to always live down to the reputation of the Phu Khen Aviator...a reputation cultivated for centuries, undaunted by scorn or ridicule, unhindered by progress.

So drink up, be crude, sleep late, urinate in public, and get the job done. When others are offended, you can revel in the knowledge that...
YOU are a PHU KHEN AVIATOR! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:32 pm
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- Tanklord
So drink up, be crude, sleep late, urinate in public, and get the job done.


That's why I'd never wanna' be a tanker...they'd never do stuff like that! Razz

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:49 pm
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OOOF! Sabot to the chest! Yeah, but when you need us treadheads, ya need us! Who else is better at "protecting" private reserves?

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
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You sure about this origin?
There seem to be holes in the evidence.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 2:43 am
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- Tanklord
So drink up, be crude, sleep late, urinate in public, and get the job done.


That's why I'd never wanna' be a tanker...they'd never do stuff like that! Razz

Ascout - you are under a misconception. it isn't that tankers never do that, it is that most pilots are officers. Most tankers are NCOs and know that you should step behind a bush (or the COs Mercedes) before you urinate. Officers on the other hand have just not been raised properly (after all what would you expect out of someone who goes to work in his PJs Rolling Eyes )

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:00 am
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Heavy drinker and an insomniac? LOL

Don't forget the punch line...
YOU are a PHU KHEN AVIATOR!
ROFL...

Uhm...Bob, step behind a "bush"? That would explain my yellow socks...
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:09 am
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- Shades
You sure about this origin?


Stupid boy.

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:33 pm
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it took me awhile, but I finally got the "Phu Kehn" AV-8er part, lol...very nice, I like it..
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:43 pm
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And that's to say nothing of the Phu Khen Tong Kher's. In fact, let's not even go there....

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 2:54 pm
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Heavy drinker and an insomniac? LOL

Don't forget the punch line...
YOU are a PHU KHEN AVIATOR!
ROFL...

Uhm...Bob, step behind a "bush"? That would explain my yellow socks...


And the President didn't like it either Laughing

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