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Had a fly -by at the house for a great picture opportunity

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jjlaughner, May 21, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Must be headding down to the track for the Indy500. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Flew right over my house so I followed it about 20miles on the back roads to get some good pictures.

    Got a chance to checkout the new ford shock towers and gabrials. Even with the sway bar off it was very stable at 60 on the rough back roads and easly ran 65 on the highway with comfort. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Cool pic! It's pretty neat to watch the blimps lazily floating along. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I live right next to the Air Force Academy. They will be having their graduation ceremony in the next week or so. Each year the Thunderbirds put on about a 45 minute airshow over the stadium, so they're blasting right over my house at maybe 500 feet off the deck. They also practice the show the day before, so we get to watch it twice. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif President Bush is speaking at the ceremony this year, so I expect that there will be even more "stuff" going by in the sky. It's awesome! My kids love it. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    When they have home football games, they fly over other Air Force stuff. We've had B52's, B1's, Stealth Bombers, Stealth Fighters, huge radar/communications planes, refueling tankers (with a Cobra gunship flying alongside just behind each wing), various fighter jets, A10's, and giant Cargo Planes flying right over our house at one time or another. Our tax dollars at work... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    I've never seen on of those fly by ever. Up here all we have in the sky are bugs, birds, planes, helicopters, and those sky diver people /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Up here all we have in the sky are bugs, birds, planes, helicopters, and those sky diver people


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    Sounds like where I live... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Cool photo! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    huge radar/communications planes

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    These are AWAC's.
     
  7. HarryH3

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    Thanks! I couldn't remember the name as I was writing that! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     

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