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Old 10-11-2002, 08:31 PM   #1
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There are F15s doing touch-and-gos over my house!

That was fast!

We live by a naval reserve base, and now and again the weekend warriors practice flying and parachuting near us. This evening, several F-15s were practicing landing and taking off. They were flying full throttle about 800 feet over our roof!! It was loud, but I'm just a ten-year-old at heart anyway, so I love noisy jets. The day after the votes, and the jets start getting ready?
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Someone told me the airshow down at Miramar was this weekend.

Once they closed El Toro, I haven't seen the F18s as often.
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Old 10-12-2002, 01:23 AM   #3
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We're hours away from Miramar. I think it was just the weekend warriors. The timing was fun, that's all!
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I like jets too!

I don't think the navy flies f-15s though.

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my parents house is located right under the flight path of an air force base here in Atlanta. When I was a kid I would hate hearing the jets fly over the house at 7AM. The noise of the jets would wake me up out of a deep sleep and scare the living daylights out of me. It is also lovely when helicopters fly over too, you would think the windows of the house were about to bust out of the frames.
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I like jets too!

I don't think the navy flies f-15s though.

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F-14s and F-15s look similar - the navy flies F-14s.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!
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It is also lovely when helicopters fly over too, you would think the windows of the house were about to bust out of the frames.
I know the feeling, I live near a British Army base in Belfast and the idiots hover up there at all hours of the bloody night and day. For no apparent reason.
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You too martha? a ten year old at heart?

I have lived all my life either to the north or the sdouth of a bombing practice range. F1 11's and now F 18's are a common sight here. Both places I have lived are their point for turning around.
"weekend warriors" I like that term. We used to say when we first heard them after a break...They have just got heir fuel allowance, they burn it up in a few days and we don't hear/see them again for a while.
I also have a regular airport not far to the south, so it can be the most exciting thing I see all day, the vapour trail of a jet heading north. I sometimes wave and say.."have fun..................you lucky bastards!!" j/k

So ya..I'd be excited too.
They used to fly low here, until my Amercian neighbours got on the phone and gave the commandant a blast..LOL. I didn't mind the windows rattling on occassion....don't get me started on the Roulettes
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