Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yield or die.

As many of you know, Corpus Christi is home to one of our nation's naval air stations. I grew up in an area called Flour Bluff, which is where NAS is located. Anyways, near my parents house is one of the pilot training fields. My whole life I heard and saw little orange and white planes zooming overhead. Well, on our visit to Corpus last week we noticed a couple of new and very informative signs beside the roads near the field. . .

So, what I'm wondering is how do you "yield" to a low-flying aircraft? Does that mean we are supposed to slow down when one flies overhead? Really? I mean, are the planes planning on landing on the road? What benefit would it be to anyone for cars to slow down? It was just something Joey and I got a good laugh out of. . .good ole Flour Bluff :)

8 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

What a riot. I guess you have to wear a helmet too :) Ha...

That is so bizarre. Stay safe and watch out for that low flying paper airplane.

Becca said...

That's just bizarre. Too funny!

Tara D said...

Maybe they meant "yield to crashing low flying aircraft". You know, just in case there are survivors. Was that tacky of me to say? Yes, I think it was.

Anayansi said...

i was in flour bluff today. and i am bummed that i missed that one

boy those planes must be flying low if you need to watch out for them.

the duchess said...

It makes you wonder what terrible act caused that sign to be erected. I can just hear some dope saying, "Well, how was I supposed to know who had the right of way?" It only takes one game of chicken to learn those rules.

The Bright Family said...

I have known a few planes to go down in that area . . . hmmmmm.

Tonya said...

Maybe the sign is for Superman. That is too Funny!...

Patty said...

I drive by it all the time. It makes me a little nervous!! LOL