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Tom Wiles
Sat Oct 26, 2013 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 purpose (the secondary purpose was to keep him from falling over) - to kill three specific pilots if ever encountered again. They were of course: the F-4 pilot who ejected and almost killed him; the rescue helicopter pilot who landed on and crushed his foot; and the C-141 pilot who left him on the ramp at Hickham to dehydrate and die. Bill, I'm glad you never made the list ...

Tom McClellan
Aging Aviator
Somewhere in Mississippi

  • 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 Wiles — Tom McClellan, Sat Oct 26 10:06
    • 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
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