posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:10 PM
Hey, this may be a little off topic for the forum but its something that everyone could participate in.
It's not much, basically if you could just state what country/state/city you live in and what different kinds of military aircraft you have seen, and
is that aircraft a regular for that area?
I want to hear about some Migs and Flankers people!
Here in Washington I’ve seen:
*F-15Cs at airshows, CAP.
*F-15D chase plane guiding an F/A-22 in to Boeing field over my house at ~200ft.
*F-15E Eagles 2ship CAP above my house after 9/11 for a month or so.
*A-10s at airshows and have seen 2x2 ship formations heading towards the mountains.
*F/A-18C-D squadrons coming from carrier deployment to Boeing field for refuel and maintenance, occasionally seen above my house at ~200 ft going in
for landings at Boeing field, Blue Angels annually.
*EA-6Bs on game flyby and on training.
*F/A-18E-F squadrons coming in for refuel, maintenance, and cross countries.
*E-3 AWACS parked on runway at Boeing field.
*F-14 parked at Museum at Boeing.
*A-6 parked at Museum at Boeing.
*A-4 Skyhawk Blue Angel inside Museum at Boeing.
*Mig-21Fishbed inside Museum at Boeing.
*F-9F Panther, Museum at Boeing.
*F-104 Starfighter, Museum at Boeing.
*P-80 Shooting Star, Museum at Boeing.
*F-5 Freedom Fighter, Museum at Boeing, buzzed my house like the F/A-18 Hornets every month until late last year on finals to Boeing.
*F-102 gutted and being restored, airshow.
*Mig-15 Faggot, airshow.
*F-16A-D Viper, always flying at ~angels 5 in 2 ship formations above my house, USAF Thunderbirds.
*Sr-71 Blackbird, Museum at Boeing.
*B-707 Airforce One, Museum at Boeing.
*KC-135 Stratotanker, flybys at airshows, on the ground.
*C-17 Globemaster III, airshow, ground, flybys over my house, deployments.
*C-141B Starlifter, airshow, ground, deployments over my house.
*UH-1 Huey, airshow, ground, rescuing jackasses off the mountains.
*CH-46 Sea Knight, airshow, ground, rescuing jackasses off the mountains, horrifying flights during dawn.
*SH-60 Seahawk, Airshows, ground.
*UH-60 Black Hawk, Airshows, ground, always rescuing jackasses off the mountains.
Last but not least,
*F/A-22 Raptor being guided directly over my house at ~200ft being chased by an F-15D chase jet in chase plane scheme.
I've seen all the older ones but would rather not mention them.
I also need to see some F-8 Crusaders, A-7 Corsairs, F/A-35, X-32, and more F-4 Phantoms.
Anyway, I usually get frequented by F/A-18C-F squadrons over my house every month or so but they have just about stopped with the crap going on in
Iraq and the carriers placements in S.E. Asia.
I usually see 2 ship formations of F-16s on training missions at ~5k a few times a year.
I look forward to seeing F/A-18G Growlers in the near future as the EA-6B squadrons will be transitioning to them up at NAS Whidbey. And look forward
to some of those F/A-18 buzzes to turn into F/A-35 and possibly F/A-22s when they go further into service.
Of course, I’ll be seeing my very own Viper possibly in the future.