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Posted: 1/20/2006 4:20:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 4:21:22 AM EDT by sledhead907]
I got this the other day:


Howdy, I’m [name removed] from Houston, and I co-own a little outfit that makes decals for models

[insert web address here]


Got your addy off of F-16.net, hope you don’t mind the mail.



I’m looking for some info for a couple of sheets for Eielson vipers, and I’m hung on some details and need somebody to square us away.



I have 0 contacts there, so I’m scrounging around for help. I have a bunch of pix of the jets so we’re good one the general markings, but mostly what I’m lacking is crews names and little details like that. If you are still there, or know folks who still are, what we’re interested in is the wing jet, the 18th FS jet, a couple of random line jets and a D model.



If you can help, please gimme a holler back, and of course if your name is/was on a jet, we’d be thrilled to include it.



Thank you for your time and for your service,



Best,



[insert sender name here]





It seems a little suspicious that he would want actual names. Why wouldn't he just come up with some random names to use? Needless to say I am not giving out names. He has no need for them.

Am I being a little over cautious? I don't think so...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:24:21 AM EDT
Personally, I wouldn't give out any names. OPSEC
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:25:25 AM EDT
His name wasn't Mohammed Al' whatever or something similar is it?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:26:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sledhead907:
I got this the other day:


Howdy, I’m [name removed] from Houston, and I co-own a little outfit that makes decals for models

[insert web address here]


Got your addy off of F-16.net, hope you don’t mind the mail.



I’m looking for some info for a couple of sheets for Eielson vipers, and I’m hung on some details and need somebody to square us away.



I have 0 contacts there, so I’m scrounging around for help. I have a bunch of pix of the jets so we’re good one the general markings, but mostly what I’m lacking is crews names and little details like that. If you are still there, or know folks who still are, what we’re interested in is the wing jet, the 18th FS jet, a couple of random line jets and a D model.



If you can help, please gimme a holler back, and of course if your name is/was on a jet, we’d be thrilled to include it.



Thank you for your time and for your service,



Best,



[insert sender name here]





It seems a little suspicious that he would want actual names. Why wouldn't he just come up with some random names to use? Needless to say I am not giving out names. He has no need for them.

Am I being a little over cautious? I don't think so...




It is not strange thatt he would want names. A lot of modeler want the 'real deal' for the models, it can be a big part of getting the job done right. Like having 'Old Crow' with the right markings and pilot name on the bird.

But for currently working pilots?

Hmmmmmmm...... before I even corresponded with him I would try to get in touch with the company he claims to work for and ask for him through a receptionist.

Then I would give him variations of pilot names rather than the real thing.

But I really am paranoid, so . . .
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:28:06 AM EDT
Make up fake ones.


"Maj. Rex 'Coondog' Johnson"



"Col. Ted 'Maddog' Mason"

stuff like that...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:28:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 4:28:50 AM EDT by NewbHunter]
I'm going to have to go with the pirate on this one.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:33:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:
His name wasn't Mohammed Al' whatever or something similar is it?




No.

<­BR>Derka, Derka
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:24:58 AM EDT
These guys are sticklers for detail, but I wouldn't give out any info, either, especially if it's to an unsolicited E-mail.

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