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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Mar 21, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    kodiakisland

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    When we lived on the Air Force Academy, one of the normal routes the B1 flew was right over my daughters school, as soon as it was over the school, it would climb at near max rate with the burners lit. Was pretty neat to look up into the flames. Was something like every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30, almost like clockwork.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    CurtisLoew

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    I don't have any pictures of it but, back in the early 90's it was cool watching the Air France and British Airways concords leaving JFK with their afterburners lit.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    CurtisLoew

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  4. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Only time I've seen a B1 fly was at Oshkosh last year. Those engines rattled my insides. Haha, it was awesome
     
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  5. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    kodiakisland

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    Was doing one of those mind numbing drives across Kansas, Nebraska, or SD, can't remember which but they're about the same, and I look out my drivers window and there's a B1 at 500ft or less right beside me, then the second one comes by a little lower. Thank goodness no one else was on the road because between scaring the crap out of me and me wanting to see more had me in the median pretty quick.
     
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  6. Mar 21, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    CaptAmerica

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    Sounds like they were playing with their TF/TA radar.
     
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  7. Mar 21, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    I don't know what they were doing, it was a stretch of vast nothing. I've made that drive probably 100 times and it's the only time I saw B1s flying along the interstate.
     
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  8. Mar 21, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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    Awesome. That’s the best part of the B1...low and fast!
     
  9. Mar 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    Behind Enemy Lines.....
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    [​IMG]
    If this is not Photoshop that is one cool shot....
     
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  10. Mar 22, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Neat story.

    Two years ago we were illegally camping at a beautiful mountain bald here in East TN and late night a black military chopper (very quiet) flew up the ridge directly in front of us and hovered around 75-100 feet directly above (Rotor wind was blowing our shit everywhere). The chopper proceeded to touchdown beside my truck with spot light illuminated, but then throttled up and was gone as fast as it arrived. We hardly slept that night

    I'm no aviation expert but how on earth could a helicopter be so quiet? The rotor wash threw our stuff everywhere yet we were still conversing at a normal tone.
    Our best guess was some sort of drug enforcement agency that had never seen activity up there before?

    Slow day at work...
     
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  11. Mar 22, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    They have them. Some were used in the Bin Laden raid. Remember that Ft. Bragg is over in North Carolina, and well within helicopter range. Could have been black ops types looking to screw with someone, or DEA types like you thought.

    "Hey, you think they're fucking?"
    "Let's drop in and find out."

    If it's the DEA, them "revenooers" got all fancy. Of course, they aren't looking for moonshine anymore. As marijuana becomes more legal, the tax man is gonna want his tax.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    More likely it was a training flight out of ft Campbell. That is the training area for a couple of units up there. You probably surprised them having a camper up there in an LZ they use for training. Crazy experience if you are not used to being stalked like a criminal.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    Hell yeah it was terrifying. There were three of us; my buddy pulled is .357, my girlfriend jumped in the truck, and I ran into the trees

    I'm not sure who was right in that situation haha
     
  15. Mar 22, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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  16. Mar 22, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    One of the coolest things was living next to Mac Dill AFB except for the noise during Desert Storm/Desert Shield and seeing all the F-16's take off burners lit like candles......
     
  17. Mar 22, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    Not if your tent is near the flight line and your ass just pulled a 16 hour shift.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    IPNPULZ

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    That would be totally understandable.....
     
  19. Mar 22, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    I think his work is awesome. I also had this painting in my room growing up by him. No idea where I got them and no idea where they are now (unfortunately).

    517V-SRGqcL._SR600,315_PIWhiteStrip,BottomLeft,0,35_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg
     
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  20. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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