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originally posted by: HomeyKXTA
a reply to: OneGoal
Sometimes I feel like San Francisco would be a great testing area for planes with new types of visual camouflage.
The city has a Bunch of druggies, hipsters, and spiritually eccentric people.
group 1 would think their drugs are way too strong if they were to notice visual camouflage.
group 2 would be too busy trying to find the newest band that no one has heard about and brag about it on Reddit.
And Group 3 would probably just contact MUFON, talking about a cloaked UFO flying over them and contacting them psychically.
Obviously that's a broad stretch, classifying most everyone in SF into three different groups, but hopefully you get the jist of what I'm saying.
Here's a better way of saying it.
I'd bet that the only time 80%+ of the bay area looks up to spot airplanes, is during fleet week to watch the blue Angels. No ones looking.
We had a U-2 fly over the bay without any RAM paint(VERY rare sight so I'm told) and no one noticed it, not even myself. girlfriend saw it out the window of work and knew it was special, texted me immediately: "look out the window" and this was at a time when she didn't know what the heck RAM even stood for.
I never saw it, but she explained the plane exactly, and when I showed her a picture of a NASA dragon lady, she confirmed "yeah, but the paint looked really different in color..."
So I showed her a normal dragon lady with a normal paint scheme.
Nope, that wasn't it either.
Now, I know that seeing a U-2 over a populated area isn't the biggest deal, but I still haven't heard a single plane spotter mention this über rare plane being spotted, let alone photographed flying over the bay.
originally posted by: truttseeker
So, I've been talking to Zaph for a really long time, and one thing I'm noticing here based off the video, and then his comments alone, is that it may be something worth noting. Generally when he sees something that is plain useless, or way overblown, he'll call it as he sees it. Still interesting.
originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: Zaphod58
Not to mention, Navy's dreamland, San Nicholas Island.
I've never seen anything cool unfortunately, other than missile launches from Vandenberg.