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Fly pasts

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

  1. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Yeah, we have a beach on our base down here and you see naval ships from time to time off shore and the F/18 super hornets are always flying over the beach area (wonder what they want to see lol ) We were there last year when an F/18 came screamimg over the water about 300-400 yards off shore, about 500 feet off the water and broke the sound barrier.....talk about sh!tting my pants...lol....all the little kids at the beach started to cry all at once....kinda funny afterwards.
     
  2. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    thanks mate. the drinking sounds good to me though.
     
  3. buggybill2003

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    that made the hair on my arms stand up on edge !!
     
  4. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    My favorite was when we were doing our two week summer camp in Turkey. The base was down in a valley and we were playing war games. A British Tornado came over the mountain top and was about 75 above ground, with one of F-16's chasing him. They came right over the top of us just under the speed of sound. So fast, so cool. That made the hairs on my arms stand up.
     
  5. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

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    I live outside of Oshkosh. About a mile from the airport as the crow flies. Don't have to tell you, I get MORE than my share of fly overs year round, but particularly starting in 2 1/2 weeks.

    http://www.eaa.org/

    Only planes that ever tickled my innerds were the Concordes and the Harriers. There, tossed in props to the Brits AND the frogs. :eek:)
     
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  6. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    My son and I may come up again this year.
     
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  7. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You were a great loss to the diplomatic corps.....lol
     
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  8. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Don't ya just hate that damn EAA traffic ? lol
     
  9. weeds

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    Traffic isn't so bad anymore. Unlike when I first moved back to town in '93, EAA has become more and more self-contained. It's almost become like a music festival or, even Summerfest. The grounds is now home to alcohol sales and fully functional restaurant facilities. In short, the good...good...GOOD people who come to town don't venture far from the grounds or the Highway 41 corridor.

    Used to be that the EAA folks would largely overrun our town of 62,000 ... and I used to love it when I was younger and managing one of the taverns downtown back in the early 80's. It was great meeting people from all over the world. I had a particular affinity for Aussies - a wild and wooley bunch it always seemed. Not so much the case anymore although it is a regular son-of-a-gun getting through continually clogged round-a-bouts.
     
  10. buggybill2003

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    I agree, very impressive
     
  11. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    A couple of years ago they had 3 B-17's, a B-24, being escorted by 12 P-51 mustangs in 3 groups of 4. It was an awesome sight for sure. Not sure if I have a picture of it.
     
  12. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Two of the loudest aircraft even conceived by mankind. I think the Harrier puts out like 150 decibels at a 1/4 miles.
     
  13. buggybill2003

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    The Vulcan bomber was pretty impressive too. Loudest thing I ever heard. And I know it wouldn`t be used in a flypast(over) for some of our pickier guys, but the Avro Lancaster taking off and in flight gives me goosebumps !!
     
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    I once had a RAF Tornado doing a low level valley run directly overhead, incredible speed vibration and noise. For a split second you could see the entire undercarriage then it was gone. Fantastic.
     
  15. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    The most beautiful sound is a couple of Mustangs taking off together. For some reason in that plane the engine and prop noise just sounds different than any other plane with the same engine.
     
  16. weeds

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    Yeah. The last time I actually went down on to the flight line, was the last time the Harrier was there. I'm guessing but, I might have been 75 yards from that doggie as they were putting it through its paces, you could cover your ears all you wanted, but, you couldn't stop the sound from messing with your heart rate...I'm not kidding, it was like something was fluttering around inside my chest as it was elevating ... and then ... it was GONE.

    I watched the Concorde come in from the deck around my pool as it did it's numerous flybys ... by the time you heard the thunder, the plane was already out of sight. Astounding.
     

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