While doing a flight with a buddy of mine to build some PIC time in a C172, we were passing through a local airport that just finished an airshow as we were approaching the control zone. When I made my initial call asking for clearance through, the conversation went like this....:
Tower:C172 ABC, clear through the zone. Traffic at your 11 o'clock doing a low and over. 2 CF-18's.
Meanwhile I punch the throttle to get into the area for some pictures of the 2 F18's.
ABC: Tower, we have visual on CF-18 #1, I don't have visual on #2.
Tower: ABC, other traffic already at your 6 at 15 miles. No conflict.
ABC(noticeably upset at not being able to get some good pictures): ABC Roger, we just wanted to get some pictures of the 2 is all. Thanks!"
A moment passes by, and then:
Unknown: "To C172 ABCD, wondering if you are still taking pictures"
ABC: "No the 2 18's are long gone, barely got any."
CF-18: "No you don't understand, this is the 18 pilot. Give me 5 ill be along side your 3. Get your camera ready"
CF-18: "ABC, is that you squawking 1200?"
CF-18: "Heeeeeerre comes the show!"
After about 3 minutes of him showboating at slow airspeeds, he then pulls vertical and then inverted directly over us. then departs back to base.
Tower: "ABC, state your position"
ABC: "ABC currently over (fix)"
Tower: "hm... funny because I'm showing you are currently on cloud 9"
Still to this day, the flight was the best I have ever had the pleasure of flying.
Some extra stuff added in, but close enough