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Fighter Drag over Northern California (Ident?)

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posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: grey580

The aircraft in the picture have leading edge extensions. The F-16 doesn't.




posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I wasn't certain by looking at the pic.




posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: FredT

The WARP pods you're talking about are removable and can be swapped around to different aircraft.



posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: FredT

presidential jet ?

Some other high ranking military brass ?



posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Aeshma

No, it's a tanker. The fighters are moving from one base to another. They traveled over water at some point so had to have a tanker with them.



posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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Seeing how it's NorCal, a better bet would be a KC-10 and 144th FW F-15's...



posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: EBJet

Definitely not Eagles. The wing is all wrong. That's an -18.


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posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: FredT

I've seen that formation west of Travis. In my case, they were clearly a formation of F-15's.
Your photo definitely looks like F-18s, however..



posted on Jan, 30 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah, I was going off the smallish pic, but once I blew up the pic, they're definitely Supers, probably from Lemoore. The 144th has been doing a lot of AAR practice out over the water west of the bay since their conversion from Vipers to Eagles which was why I initially figured that they were -15's.



posted on Jan, 30 2016 @ 05:31 PM
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It's great how a crap phone camera can turn a simple fly over into a great game!



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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Yeah the leading edge is why I waffled. Their course if they are F-18 would but them heading towards Lemoore NAS in the Central Valley or Australians heading towards Red Flag 16-1? They are sending Both the bug and superbug to the shindig



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: FredT

What date was it taken?

Going on the date of the OP it was the RAAF with their F models going to 16-1. They departed Australia about the 21st or so. There's a sixth aircraft out of frame.
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