Wiley Cayote
Tue Jun 22, 2010 07:45

I have been wondering the same thing every now and then. I flew with him on an occasion here at pease AB, either local training sorties or deliveries to McClellan AFB in Cal......and yes, he was a character. Carried a survival knife in his boot to stick into any pilot who forced him to bail out again, or so he said. Kinda brings a grin to your face just thinking about him.

  • Wiley CoyoteTom McClellan, Mon Jun 21 17:20
    Hey Y'all, anyone know whatever happened to Tom Wiles. Was watching Military Channel discussing F-4s in SEA and reminded me of the stories he told about his ejection and many injuries. Came to the... more
    • Wiley Cayote — Clark McCurdy, Tue Jun 22 07:45
      • Tom WilesBill Kirkman, Fri Oct 25 12:24
        I had the pleasure of being crewed with Tom. During our nuclear cert, Tom was asked "Major Wiles, you have ejected and are floating down in the capsule, what would you do next?" Tom reached into his... more
        • Tom WilesTom McClellan, Sat Oct 26 10:06
          Wiley Coyote was very special. Thanks for the story - it is good to remember the unique FB players. For every one who met Tom for the first time, the knife would come out. He described it's primary... more
        • Tom WilesRene Dreiling, Sat Oct 26 07:12
          I ran into Wiley in Hays Kansas a couple of years ago at the Hampton Inn. I got on the elevator to head down to breakfast and he was on the elevator too. We finally realized that we knew each other.... more
      • Wiley CoyoteTom McClellan, Tue Jun 22 08:32
        The knife had two purposes, to stick offending pilots and to keep him from falling over ...
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