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Russian Air Force/Open Skies Flight over California?

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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I know the flight tracking software can be glitchy, but I just caught what looks like a Russian Air Force flight over some parts of California that are home to some interesting Aerospace and Defense companies. Look to be headed to Nevada...



files.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: Virgil Cain

Link not working...



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Darn. Working for me. linked to google photos. tried to upload it, but can't post from my library.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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Their Tu-154 started flying over the US Monday. The mission ends tomorrow and is based out of Travis, scheduled to fly over most, if not all the US.
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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: Virgil Cain

What I get is a year ago. Links to the open skies flight over ca last year...

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Very Good. Thank you.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58




Their Tu-154 started flying over the US Monday.


Always count on you for an answer...



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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*** RUSSIAN INSPECTORS TO GO ON OPEN SKIES MISSION IN U.S

A Russian inspection team will go on an Open Skies mission in the United States onboard a Tupolev-154M Lk-1 observation aircraft.

"The observation flight will be performed in the period from September 26 until October 1, 2016, from the Travis Open Skies airfield in California to a maximum distance of 4,250 kilometers," head of the National Nuclear Threat Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov told Interfax.

Open Skies missions contribute to greater openness and transparency in military activity of treaty member countries and bolster security through confidence building measures.

www.interfax.com...



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Virgil Cain
Looks like a lot of them.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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Looks like they came down around the Edwards/Palmdale area then over towards Star Wars Canyon, out to Nellis, and up to Groom and TTR. You can tell where they were scanning, because they dropped down from almost 30,00 feet, to about 13,000.

www.flightradar24.com...
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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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This is why bombers at the bone yard in Tucson AZ are taken apart and left that way. Like Zaphod said this is part of the Nuclear Arms treaty and both USA and Russia are allowed confirm arms and aircraft have been destroyed or disassembled...


Boneyard



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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Question for you Zaphod...Is your profile pic for the 95th FS Boneheads?



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill

Kind of. It's an homage to the Robotech animated series, with a nod to VF-84, and the 95th.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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It looks like there was an Open Skies trip last month too.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Very cool!! I thought I recognized the resemblance... I actually have spent a lot of time with that Squadron...Or the 325th Fighter Wing in general...My dad is an honorary bonesmen for his support of the FS outside of the military...We used to throw their parties for them up at the lake...Good times and GREAT bunch of men and women!!

I might have even been present for a few off the books private airshows up there a time or two...


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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks for adding the link. I was having issues with my image...



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill

They came through Hickam a few times, and had some adventures. Good guys to work with.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:08 PM
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East of Beale AFB now, and dropping altitude.

Directly over Beale at 11.9 k ft. Now.
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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I'm sure they want a few pictures of Beale.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I bet they do😉


Seems they are turning around for another pass.
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Nope maintaining track 159°
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