A photographer was asked to take pictures of a forest fire. He wasn’t able to get close to some of the areas of importance so he asked if he could have an airplane fly him over some of the areas.
His supervisor said OK, he would have a plane waiting for him at a local airport. When the photographer arrived, there was a small plane warming up near the end of the runway. So when he got in, he said “Go ahead, takeoff”.
Once in the air, he asked the pilot to circle the fire then fly low over the fire from two different directions. The pilot said “What for?”
“I am a photographer and I need you to do this to get the shots I need” said the photographer.
There was a pause from the pilot, then he said “aren’t you my instructor?”