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Does anyboby like plane spotting?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tacomathunder, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    tacomathunder

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    One of my passions other than my tacoma, is plane spotting. I am really into planes and am getting ready to go to college for aerospace engineering.
    Would you like to see some plane spotting? They are in Ft.Lauderdale. Just follow the the different links in the video I post here.

    Thanks.....
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-wJCeaYbek
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    Cool videos, I have always had a passion for flying and anything with wings. I don't do plane watching like you or anything but I sure do keep a close eye of what's flying over head. Any time I hear a loud plane or heli I'm out the door to see what it is, I also pretty much have a mental note of a lot of the personal planes that fly over my house. A few super cubs, and aerobatic planes, crop dusters, etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDa5dMmfZ4
     
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    my 8th grade science teacher was obsessed with planes and anytime he heard one, he would run outside, it was pretty funny during like the middle of class if he was talking
     
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    Haven't heard of plane spotting before...

    I used to live right next to an airport (KLBL). I'd go out and watch them when there was a big one taking off or landing. I would love to get my pilot's license sometime. My dad has a plane and I know someone that would give me lessons for extremely cheap. I just don't have the time or money. :(
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    awesome vid man. yea, i am a hujue plane guy... Im going to Embry Riddle Aeronautical in the fall for Aerospace engineering, and taking flight courses to become a United States Arforce pilot, in the Airforce ROTC
     
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    Yea, i enjoy watching planes. I will be getting my pilot's license via the United States Airforce.. I am going to college at Embry Riddle Aeronautical, I will be in the Airforce ROTC.
     
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    i got my PPL in 2006 in KTUS and often took off and landed with F16s in the parallel runway, it was SICK
     
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    the best place for plane spotting by far is alaska. when i lived up there it seemed like there was always someone flying around. after two years i could identify most of the more common models of private craft just by sound. it was always interesting to watch the guys from the USAF come down for touch and go practice in the c130's and in the summer we would get a lot of traffic from air tankers refueling while fighting fires. once in a while a USCG plane/heli would come through - never liked to see those guys in town. could only mean something was wrong if they were flying.

    not much traffic where im at now in montana. we do get occasional military craft once in a while. i live about a 1/4 mile from the end of the airport property so ive go a front row seat anytime something interesting happens.
     
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    awesome.cant wait to be in the USAF
     
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    Good deal man. I have my pilots lisense. Nothing like flying by yourself. I also graduate this saturday from Texas Tech and commission in the air force. Work hard and stay motivated and you'll do great.
     
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    awesome man! i wish you the best of luck, and i will keep that in mind. it will really be great to serve my country doing what i love, which is to fly
     
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    How much flying experience do you have?
     
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    none at this point.... but in the fall 2010 i will be going to embry riddle aeronautical university.. majoring in aerospace engineering and minoring in aeronautics.... ill be going there with an airforce rotc scholarship to become an airforce pilot
     
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    Having prior flying experience helps out big time at getting that pilot's slot. :thumbsup:
     
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    i like trying to see satellites at night. Out in the night time country sky If you look up you can see them every now and then, they almost looks like a shooting star but a little dimmer and they just keep going. Its pretty neat
     
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    thats pretty cool man!
     
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    Watching the International Space Station go across the sky is incredible! So fast! :eek:
     
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