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warthog
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posted 11-29-2000 01:13 PM     Profile for warthog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I just finished watching the 388th Fighter Wing's Demo pilot put his Viper through its paces here at Hill AFB UT.! Man I've been in for 19 years now and still love watching military aircraft "do their thing". It was a warm sunny day (for Utah in the 40s) and the mountain range, known as the Washat front, is covered in snow. I tell you the mountains made for a beautiful backdrop for the show.
The F-16 is impressive! I guess there are advantages to being in the AF, I mean, where else can you watch an F-16 do a demo during your lunch hour!

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Top Gun
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posted 11-29-2000 03:08 PM     Profile for Top Gun   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
thanks for rubbing it in, I get to watch 2 KC-135's and a P3 Orien share the runway w/ pipers and Citations.

I had ya beat on the temps though. mid 50's, sunny and clear. Snow due tonight. Very rarely do we get jets in here. Just stop overs.

TG out


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posted 11-30-2000 12:30 PM     Profile for Storm   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I've got ya both beat. I watched a max climb of one of our F-15C's, heading out for an incentive flight. As we all know, 2 engines are better than 1 (just playing). I've been TDY to Hill 7 times, and never get tired of that beautiful backdrop. Out here in Florida, it's a sunny day, and in the high 50's, low 60's. Tonight should be in the 30's, with NO chance of snow, DAMNIT! See ya guys!

Storm


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posted 12-01-2000 05:03 PM     Profile for h.arrier   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I get to see the odd harrier demo.Where I used to work we had the memorial flight and the tornado f.3 display. Theres nothing quite like six merlin engines at low level,as the spitfire, hurricane and lancaster practiced for the season.
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tony draper
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posted 12-02-2000 03:14 AM     Profile for tony draper   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Had the lancaster escorted by a spit fly right over my home last year, about angels one
sweet sound alright.

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chris brown
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posted 12-04-2000 10:11 AM     Profile for chris brown   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Soooooo it war stories your after????

Did my bit for Queen and Country back in the days before Tornados (MRCA remember?? we called ‘em "Mother Riley’s Cardboard Aircraft”) still don’t see the beauty of them.... ANYWAY!! picture the scene... seaside base. Nice summers day lying on the wings and watching four ship after four ship recovering (I am talking HUNTERS "real mans aircraft") I was also lucky enough to see Vulcan’s doing ccts and EE Lightings doing there display? Takeoffs (I mean supersonic vertical) long before any "F" made that manoeuvre.

Sorry guys apart from the F16 nothing else come close to making my heartbeat.


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tony draper
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posted 12-06-2000 08:49 AM     Profile for tony draper   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Wow, yes those lightnings, first saw them at farnbourgh , take off run seemed to be about 30ft then stand on their tails and go straight up ,unbelievable at the time.
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h.arrier
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posted 12-07-2000 10:33 AM     Profile for h.arrier   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Lightnings,ah, a dramatic display aircraft! Unfortunatley the old Harrier just isn't as..well...(is it alright to say exciting?)
The su-27 and mig29 displays are the ones to see these days, although the 25 f-16 displays you have to wade through first are okay.... ;-)
The weather sucks, coldsville and getting stormy!

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warthog
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posted 12-07-2000 11:12 AM     Profile for warthog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by h.arrier:
Lightnings,ah, a dramatic display aircraft! Unfortunatley the old Harrier just isn't as..well...(is it alright to say exciting?)
The su-27 and mig29 displays are the ones to see these days, although the 25 f-16 displays you have to wade through first are okay.... ;-)
The weather sucks, coldsville and getting stormy!

h,arrier, you're compairing targets to fighters! Which country was able to get a SU-27 and Mig-29 in the air?


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