Wafu's Rules

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  1. Identify with any of these

    You Might Be a Real WAFU if....

    1. You've ever slept on the concrete under the aircraft (or on the aircraft itself).

    2. You've ever said, "Oh yes sir, it's supposed to look like that."

    3. You've ever sucked 100% oxy to cure a hangover.

    4. You know what AVTUR tastes like.

    5. You've ever used a black chinagraph pencil to fix an overworn tyre.

    6. You have a better "c" store in the pockets of your overalls than the supply system.

    7. You've ever used a piece of locking wire as a toothpick.

    8. You've ever had to say, "My boots are still black!" (or ever spray-painted them black).

    9. You refer to a pilot as a "control-stick actuator" or "seat/stick interface."

    10. You've ever been told to "pump up the windsock, or go get a bucket of prop wash, a yard of flightline, a left-handed screw driver, a North bearing, a bottle of K-9P or a can of striped paint."

    11. You've ever worked a 14-hour shift on an aircraft that isn't flying the next day.

    12. You've ever said, "as long as she starts every other try you'll be fine sir."

    13. You believe the aircraft has a soul.

    14. You talk to the aircraft (often in a not-so-nice way).

    15. You've ever said, "It’ll do a trip."

    16. You've ever used a chock as a hammer.

    17. The only thing you know about any city is where the good bars are.

    18. You know more about your co-workers than you do about your own family.

    19. You've ever looked for pictures of "your" aircraft in aviation books.

    20. You can't figure out why Engineering officers exist.

    21. You ever wished the pilot would just say, "Great aircraft, nothing wrong with it!"

    22. You take it as a badge of honour to be just called "a Det Hound."

    23. You relieve yourself more often outdoors than indoors.

    24. You can't comprehend why everyone doesn't want to be a Wafu.

    25. You think everyone who isn't a Wafu is a freak.

    26. You can sleep anywhere, anytime, but as soon as the engines shut down you are wide-awake.

    27. You've ever stood on chocks to keep your feet dry.

    28. You've used locking wire to clean a fingernail.

    29. You've wiped leaks immediately prior to crew in.

    30. You've worn someone else's hat to the galley.

    31. All you care about is the flying program and your days off.

    32. You've wondered where they keep finding the idiots that keep making up stupid rules.

    33. You've ever had to de-fuel an aircraft an hour after refuelling it.
  2. Sang with gusto and deep feelings:

    'I don't want to join the Naaaaveeee, I don't want to go sea .....'

    :twisted: ;)
  3. Which all explains why WAFUs don't make good submariners.
  4. redmonkey

    redmonkey Badgeman Book Reviewer

    I thought you were going to try and explain Wafu Rules in Uckers for the less fortunate out there.
  5. I've never met a WAFU that wants to be a submariner :roll:

    But I've met a few submariners that wanted to be WAFU's 8)
  6. Having ticked 12 of those rules, I'm wondering where that leaves me. 8O

    I think I'll go and chat to the spider in the corner.
  7. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    I don't believe there's a WAFU out there who's worked 14 hours in a week never mind a day. :wink:
  8. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Well obviously as a crab you can't be a WAFU... since you're generally based on land, I guess you'd be just a FU.
  9. try a full 24 hour watch no breaks or sleeping out in basrah or afghan, it still beats being a fishhead!!!
  10. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Not going into black cat mode, but me and the controlly on the Sheffield worked 36+ hours on a tyne opdef and were then made to stay up to do a NBCDX, just one instance that springs to mind. My initial post was joking, but if you want a competition on this, crack on. :wink:
  11. was going bite but can't be bothered. God must be a WU OMFG.......

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