Backstay, never bought a suit, never went to Vegas
Had an awesome day with USCG sector NY. Went for a ride in one of their newish 45' jet drive patrol boats. Pickup was at north cove, went for a boat ride and then landed at their base on Staten Island and had a tour of what I would call their command center. No pictures allowed in the center but it is basically two parts. One is harbor traffic control and the other is rescue. Saw how the rescue 21 system works, (Think that is the name) and saw them working active cases. Interesting I asked in a emergency if they rather you call them on 16 or a cell phone and they said it does not matter to them these days. The 911 system triangulate the call or get the position good enough and that is passed through. This is a picture of me driving the boat. Joy stick control. View attachment 525383
Obviously, you are the guy on the right (left seat) in Civvies, but the Coastie driving in the other seat has a big ass shit-eating grin!!
Lucky guy!! How does one sign up for that tour???