I’m not trying to be a troll about it, but please stop.
Written policy prevents me from doing a barrel roll for you in my aircraft (nor would I if I was allowed to for reasons outlined below), nor am I going to ask someone who flies jets to do it on your behalf.
This is for various reasons, but the primary one being that I won’t ask them to perform an aerobatic maneuver that, if done incorrectly, puts unnecessary stress & strain on both the aircraft and the pilot with the increased g-loads.
Not to mention the fact that they can’t very well fly a barrel roll and video themselves doing it and show a hand with GISHWHES written on it. They’d need 4 hands at least! (2 to fly, one to record (no helmet cams, don’t even suggest it), and one to have the note).
In short, by asking for this, you’re asking for someone to put themselves at a higher risk than necessary for a scavenger hunt. Flying will always have risk associated with it (especially the type of flying we do in the military). The key is to make sure it’s an acceptable risk, and that the benefit outweighs the potential cost. I don’t think GISHWHES does. Maybe that makes me a wet blanket or a fun sucker, but I don’t care.
Again, I’m not trying to be a troll about this, and I don’t for a minute think any of you knew just exactly what you were asking for when you asked, but the answer is no. I’m not doing it. I’m not asking someone else to do it. So please respect that and stop asking me.
(If this is coming across as harsh, my apologies. That is not my intent - more, I want to educate and inform, and, of course, hopefully staunch the nonstop requests for this I’ve been receiving).