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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:36 pm 
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Something a little different at Miramar today, earlier this morning saw 4 F-16's take off followed by 2 F-5's :supz:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:37 pm 
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GRNDP51 wrote:
Something a little different at Miramar today, earlier this morning saw 4 F-16's take off followed by 2 F-5's :supz:


It's been constant action today! It seems like the Aggressor pilots aren't too familiar with typical Miramar flight ops and they've been keeping it low and loud :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:09 pm 
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On Saturday, I was up in my RV-6 flying towards a neighboring airport and witnessed the local Fouga Magister in flight. It was doing a steep turn at my altitude and was headed directly towards me when I saw it. From my vantage point, I could tell that if it maintained the bank angle, there was no danger, but I kept an eye on him until he turned parallel to me and landed ahead of me at the airport I was visiting. I spoke with the owner/pilot on the ramp (nice guy) and asked if he'd seen me.

He didn't have a response, so I'm guessing no. I didn't press - didn't matter.

We talked about his Magister for a while after that. Those are neat (and small) aircraft. WWII fighter performance on a much smaller investment. Fuel is a different story - he indicated 150 GPH or thereabouts.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:28 pm 
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formation flight of 5 just flew over my house in cincinnati. T-6 leading. Could make out a CJ-6. the rest i could not. love that sound. i was inside in the dark, i run to window and it was so bright, oh my aching rods and cones! i also think i need new glasses. probably a couple of T-34's. maybe a T-28? i'd like to know....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:46 am 
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A P-51 beat up the beach yesterday (Sunday Aug 11) when I was hanging out at Southhampton, Long Island NY. It was backlit so I couldn't make out the markings. Jaccqueline from nearby Farmingdale would be the most likely I guess.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:01 pm 
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At approximately 1:30 pm central time, flying northwest from my location, Michigan City,Indiana a 4 engine turboprop with a high T tail transport. Not a C130 but it may have been and looked like what I googled to be a Airbus A400M. Wasn’t one supposed to be at Thunder? Did it show up? Heard it before I saw it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:05 pm 
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At approximately 1:30 pm central time, flying northwest from my location, Michigan City,Indiana a 4 engine turboprop with a high T tail transport. Not a C130 but it may have been and looked like what I googled to be a Airbus A400M. Wasn’t one supposed to be at Thunder? Did it show up? Heard it before I saw it.


Likely the Red Arrows, they brought a A400M with them for personnel and equipment.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:15 pm 
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Makes sense as they are to perform at the Chicago Air And Water Show this weekend,August 17-18.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:45 pm 
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pjpahs wrote:
At approximately 1:30 pm central time, flying northwest from my location, Michigan City,Indiana a 4 engine turboprop with a high T tail transport. Not a C130 but it may have been and looked like what I googled to be a Airbus A400M. Wasn’t one supposed to be at Thunder? Did it show up? Heard it before I saw it.


Definitely the A400 as has been said. There have been a good amount of A400's in North America lately. It did show up to Thunder, there was a different one at Abby, and the Red Arrows have their own.


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Monday, 09/09/19, my wife and I got to see a DC-3 type approach and land on runway 09 at Key West International Airport (KEYW). Clearly a freighter as it had no windows. Anonymous plain white paint with no visible markings. The sight and sound sure made my day! (sorry, but no pictures; I was up to my chest in the Atlantic Ocean at the time).

Later in the day... several F/A-18s "out playing", probably out of Boca Chica.

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Just south of Zeist in the Netherlands I saw Douglas C-47A PH-PBA from the Dutch Dakota Association on it's way back to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport afer doing a tour over some of the battle of Arnhem sites.

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I heard a Huey. Couldn't see it thanks to a mountain in the way.
Don't know if it was an Air Force "N", the Sheriff's office new "H", a state fire fighting "H" or someone else...(contract fire ship or possibly a logger or external-lift aircraft.).

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Sunday, Oct. 13: beautiful day for flying!
- GGA's C-49J Southern Cross on a test flight following some engine maintenance.
- CAF's Tora! Tora! Tora! B5N Kate on a test flight following some maintenance.
- a radial powered high wing monoplane, possibly a Howard DGA, taking off from KFTW.

And parked in the VFM hangar was a surprise (to me) visitor in the form of Randy Ball's beautiful MiG 17F. Nice!

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Saw Blue Angel either #7 or #8 yesterday headed to Navy Ft. Worth for some PR work for this weekends Alliance show...


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Really nice OV-10 Bronco arrived at FTW yesterday. I'm hearing it went down to the Cold War Museum.

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