“Hurry up and wait”

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For those unfamiliar with the term, “hurry up & wait” refers to what is a large portion of military service: frantic haste followed by seemingly pointless delay. These guys decided to pitch a few pennies next to their PBY as they idle away the time before they hit the skies. In my Air Force days, we called this portion of the mission “the mill-around checklist.”

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