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Watch An F-22 Spot And Engage An A-4 Skyhawk In A Low Dogfight In A Valley

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posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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As seen in both the War Zone and The Aviationist, it has beena banner few months for aircraft spotters in the Deserts of California and Nevada. From ultra rare Groom Lake F-16, to F-35's and all things in between we have seen alot of stuff.

Today's latest is a video shot of an F-22 versus a A-4 Skyhawk at low level. Its unclear if the A-4 was running from another Raptor etc, but its pretty cool to see the Skyhawk pop over the ridge and try to stay alive.



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posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: FredT

The F22 is yanking and banking to get a lock on the skyhawk.

The A4 appears and we see the F 22 disengage and turn away, afterwards. At 1:22, "Good Kill".

The poor little subsonic A4, older than me, didn't stand a chance.

I used to watch them at Moffatt when they were Blue Angels, thats how far back they go.



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: FredT

that guy has some cool vids!, A f-117 from a while back, but i especially liked the A-10 screaming over.

It almost like like they are wanted to be filmed , he has a great spotting spot!

( The wind noise in the beginning will get less )


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posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

There are a couple fun places you can go during Red and Green Flag where you can catch low level flights. A couple years ago they caught C-17s and escorts down low through a valley.



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Star Wars Canyon

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posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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Poor little sky hawk. Wonder if the f22 pilot clubs baby seals too. Or steals candy from babies.

A f22 hunting a A4 is like stephen hawkings trying to escape a hungry tiger on a muddy rutted dirt path in the middle of the cambodian jungle.



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Very cool video!! Thanks for posting S&F.

It's amazing to see these guys flying up close. I live on the Gulf Coast and have seen many dogfights over the years out to sea fishing... It is luck of the draw for me as there are no real boundries over the Gulf but what a treat when it happens.







posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: EartOccupant
a reply to: FredT

that guy has some cool vids!, A f-117 from a while back, but i especially liked the A-10 screaming over.

It almost like like they are wanted to be filmed , he has a great spotting spot!

( The wind noise in the beginning will get less )



My favorite bird...Love that distinctive whine she makes!!







posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Star Wars is hit or miss. They've been catching some great stuff there, but it's not contingent on either of the Flags. There are a couple canyons where they operate heavily during either Flag.



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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The kind of action in that video is typical of the northern range (coyote delta).
look for Dave Simms



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: gariac

I fully understand the purpose and when it comes down both pilot and plane have war duties..

But you gotta wonder sometimes how it would be like:

"Honey how was work today? "

"Well you know, hectic, a had to flew around the place a lot today.., had the boss on my tail a lot... what's for dinner? "
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posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

Could be worse.

"Honey, how was your day? "

"Interesting. I pulled so hard during training that my plane went two different directions."



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And the wife replying:

Why did you bail, and not just land like the other guy?

Now his day really sucks ; )



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: FredT

You could almost hear the skyhawk pilot "Oh, #! Oh, #!"




posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

Eh, they probably wrote that up as Code 2.

And the general rule is usually, any day you come back with your jet is a good one.



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill

A few years back, like about ten of 'em, or so...

I was lucky enough to catch a couple of Marine Harriers playin' tag over the desert just a few miles north and west of Walla Walla, Wash. No idea where they were from...but they sure were having fun!!

I watched for a few minutes when the game of tag suddenly ended... They way they kind of scurried away, makes me think they got busted. Kind of an odd place to play tag, as it, that area, is sometimes used as approaches not only into Walla Walla Regional Airport, but Pasco's Airport, as well. Not all the time, but fairly often.

I wonder if those pilots got in trouble? Hope not...it was fun watching them have fun.



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: EartOccupant
a reply to: Zaphod58

And the wife replying:

Why did you bail, and not just land like the other guy?

Now his day really sucks ; )


That is one of my favorite stories ever.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:57 AM
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Sorry just HAD to....



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 05:07 AM
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Sometimes I feel like the US military deliberately does this where it can be filmed, on channels where they can be heard. Good propaganda, but then again I'm not complaining.

I'm very tempted to go out on a "field-trip" to somewhere like this, although I suppose most times you don't see anything... and I wouldn't know where to go.
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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: C0bzz
I'm very tempted to go out on a "field-trip" to somewhere like this, although I suppose most times you don't see anything... and I wouldn't know where to go.


I was thinking the same thing. I'm sure there's some members here who know where to go though.




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