posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 08:56 PM
I agree with the OP.
Something just doesn't sit right with this story.
When I took my children, everyone had an FRMS walkie-talkie.
Additionally, we had 2 cell phones, a USGS Topo map, aGarmin GPS, a Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Tracker, and one manual compass (the Garmin and
Kestrel have electronic compasses built in).
This was just part of the bare minimum necessities that I'd bring(ie: flashlights, emergency fold up blankets, food, H2O...).
True AF pilot training is NOT like Ranger or SEAL survival training (while down in the Smokies, some Rangers came by to visit, but we didn't know
about it until morning
), but at the barest minimum, this man should have, or would have, been prepared for his little excursion.
I don't know. Something just not right here.