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Low flying plane in Austin today, all white, no windows. (images)

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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:35 PM
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Hello,

A friend of mine saw a large white plane with no windows flying very low over Austin today. I believe his office is on the east side. He said it flew over at least 20 times. My first thought was a drone, but he said it's the size of a 747.

He snapped a couple of pics and I zoomed in on them.

I'm wondering if someone here knows anything about this type of plane and why it would be flying so low and so frequently. I bet someone here knows.... Thanks!









edit on 26-3-2014 by raedar because: added (images) to title




posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:36 PM
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That's a military plane. That "bump" on the top is part of some kind of EW/radar setup. I'm sure Zaph knows exactly which kind of plane it is, and what kind of stuff they do.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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edit on 26-3-2014 by TNMockingbird because: (no reason given)

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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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Looks to be an AWACS craft, but the dish seems too close to the plane.


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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:47 PM
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reply to post by raedar
 


It's an E-6B Mercury on a training flight.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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reply to post by TNMockingbird
 


You deleted your comment, but yes some witnesses reported that but I haven't researched it specifically.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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Neeevermind...



edit on 26-3-2014 by iamhobo because: wasn't the correct aircraft



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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Wow, that was fast! Thank you! I have updated my friends fb post with this info so that the good people of Austin can go back to chill.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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reply to post by MystikMushroom
 


The bump is part of the communications system. It covers the antenna.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:53 PM
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reply to post by raedar
 


I've worked a few that were transiting through back when I was a ramp rat. They're unmistakable for any other aircraft.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 05:59 PM
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That's a Boeing E-6B, a flying command center for the "Looking Glass" program during the cold war.
www.stratcom.mil...
Sounds like he was practicing approaches at your friendly local airport.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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It is probably getting in shape after storage since Iraq war.
The bad news is it getting ready for WW3...



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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reply to post by Granite
 


They've never been in storage. The E-6 fleet flies every day, and has since they went active many years ago.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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SIGN of the times.. get used to it, people!



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:13 PM
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Probably not such a smart idea having your smart phone switched on when its flying around.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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The military has been using civilian airports for training since the 1970s or earlier, but suddenly it's "the sign of the times".



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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reply to post by Bellor
 


And why would that be?



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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gardener
SIGN of the times.. get used to it, people!


OH, OK! An E-6B, which is a Boeing 707 that has been flying daily since, umm, 1989, is seen by someone landing of, at all places, an airport, and you call it a "sign of the times" and suggest we "get used to it" ??

Given the age of the B-52 I guess it's not quite ready for the scrap heap, but I think we're already "used to it."



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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Cool... wag1 peeps that zaph guy knows His shizzle dun e why not use smart phone???



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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Zaphod58
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The military has been using civilian airports for training since the 1970s or earlier, but suddenly it's "the sign of the times".


Of course it is - he's never seen it before therefore it can only be a conspiracy!

Come on - this is ATS...get with the programme!!




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