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Fly pasts

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by buggybill2003, Jul 5, 2013.

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    I was watching NFL-AM this morning, and they did a thing about fly pasts at games. Is this usual at ALL games, or just special ones ?
    I witnessed one at Lambeau in 2004 and was seriously impressed.
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    don't know.....I might not even notice if they did one. I live 2 miles from MCAS New river ( Marine Corps Air Station). I see choppers and jets all day long and have become immune to their noise.
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    Yes it was not all the same..Sometimes one plane, sometimes 3..Sometime Choppers..

    But cut backs in the military, they arent doing them anymore
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    Damn, that's a shame. It was an awesome spectical too...:tup:
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    It has to do with available aircraft and not budgetary at all. Military aircraft are on a budget but more importantly on a schedule.
    Flyovers are available from individual flying teams as well. I saw P-51s over Road America. The government doesn't fly P-51s anymore obviously.
    Check out the yearly fly-in or military weekend at Mitchell Field each year. If you go on Sunday many of the aircraft have to go back to their originating units. You might see an F/A-18 in a military takeoff and climb or an A-10 fly circles around the crowd. F-117s are eerie and quiet and C-5s look like whole city blocks getting airborne.
    You can further check out military aircraft at a range near Wisconsin Rapids on bombing runs, don't worry, their "ordnance" is long released before you see them.
    Many Wisconsin hunters have enjoyed the A-10 and F-16 flyovers in Black River Falls for years. I agree it's impressive at the game but if you like that sort of thing it can still be enjoyed.
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    I just went by this

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...equestration-flyovers-air-force-navy/1952415/

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    The lack of flyovers this year is directly tied to the sequester. They cut them out to make a point. All flyovers are logged as training flights. Considering that an f-16 will use 1,500 to 1,800 gallons of jet fuel over one hour it comes down to how to pay for the fuel, and the maintenance of the aircraft. Which is not cheap in itself. By cutting out the flyovers and the visits to airshows around the country the Military is trying to make a point to Congress. They could have chosen to cut out other training flights but that might not help them in the time of war. You want to blame someone, blame the people in DC. BTW, the guys flying the planes like doing the flyovers. At least in my unit they did.
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    Caught a Hop on a C-5 from England once. You could play a full court basketball game in its cargo bay. Had to climb a ladder two stories to get to the passenger area.
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    I think you mean fly-over, but yeah, they're pretty typical anymore.
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    We call them Fly Pasts......we're funny like that!!
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    Now here's a flyover. 3 B-17's, a B-25, escorted by 4 P-51 Mustangs.

    [​IMG]
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    I seem to remember three, possibly four f16's when I saw them AND I stood and sang in full the national anthem to the amusement of a couple from Milwaukee.
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    England's or the US?
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    The U S. out of respect. The band didn't play ours unfortunately.
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    Well I was wondering, I can see you standing there singing your national anthem to our music. That would amuse anyone. :)
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    Ours is a catchier tune.. .lol
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    singing in a brit accent, our national anthem, to a bunch of random Americans.......that sh!t is funny right there. You just got that big "crazy" sticker slapped on your forehead mr brit. lol.....to funny
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    Hey !!!! I was showing respect :p My team are American, so therefore I felt duty bound. I didn`t put my hand on my heart though.......mutter, mutter, mutter
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    ^ I might have just paid to see that......
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    One day mate, you and I will go to a game, and you will see it in person. I may even go on fan-cam......lol
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    Oh you guys copied the tune for your National Anthem from "My Country Tis of Thee". :D
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    No worries, it is merely a custom here that is suggested but not required for both the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance. Ironically, the national anthem only started being played regularly at baseball games during WWII because owners wanted fans to believe that the players were patriotic despite not joining the war effort. So don't feel bad if you didn't cover your heart, just enjoy the Soar Throughs! :D
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    My favorite fly-by was at Lambeau as well. Two military jets did the initial fly-by as the national anthem was concluding. It was kind of ho-hum until a few seconds later the third plane came in much lower, pitched up into a steep climb, and then hit the afterburners. I've never felt the stadium shake like that and the crowd erupted into cheers. Not remembering the specific game, I'll conclude this story by stating that the inspired Packers likely clobbered a bitter rival and there was beer and cheese for all. The end.
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    You are crazy mate, I don't even know the words of our national anthem, let alone the USA's!:D

    I prefer to follow the tradition of drinking! I'm very respectful of that.
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