From a description of life in Iraq
Ali has described several near-miss situations with American aircraft. One time he walked out of his house just as an A-10 Warthog flew 100 meters overhead, firing missles at a tank emplacement a few streets over. Another time he had gone up on the roof to watch a battle as an Apache approached. He waved, and the pilot turned his head to look at him. When armed, the forward vulcan on an Apache automatically moves to track any target the pilot looks at. It did the same to Ali. Safety tip: don't attract the attention of Apache pilots. It's like being coolly regarded by a dragon.