|The U.S. Coast Guard HU-25 does not allow for inflight refueling. Giggle.|
On the FlyerTalk message board, Frischling claimed that while on assignment covering the U.S. Coast Guard, he flew for 24 hours straight and says that the plane was refueled in flight.
Big problem: The Coast Guard does not have any aircraft in their fleet that can be refueled in flight. A most excellent FishFraud contributor called the Public Affairs office at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to confirm that the HU-25 cannot be refueled in flight.
And about there being no bathroom... do you think the Coast Guard would really fly for 24 hours straight if there wasn't a bathroom on board?
"What was your longest flight on a narrow body plane?"
"The worst was flying (as a journalist) with a US Coast Guard unit on a HU-25 Guardian (small, very small, no bathroom, almost no seats) from Maine to Florida 3 times non-stop (inflight refueling) . Wheels up to Wheels down was 24hrs."Steven Frischling, how can you have flown for 24 hours on a plane that is not capable of inflight refueling? And where can we see the photos from this 24-hour assignment?
PS We think the odds are pretty good that after it was refueled inflight with Frischling on board, the HU-25 then flew an inverted dive over a Soviet fighter jet, and he flipped the bird:
|Is that Frischling communicating with the enemy?|