posted on Jun, 27 2019 @ 06:23 PM
Unfortunately it was too dark to get any pictures but we had a very interesting encounter last night. We got to our trailer drop, and as I was going
to disconnect from it, my other half honked to get my attention and pointed towards the front of the truck. As I looked where she was pointing, an
MC-130 with all his low visibility lights pops up (not the interesting sighting but played an interesting role).
After we dropped the trailer, we went across the street and parked. The Combat Talon was still working the pattern. He'd come off the runway, turn
left towards the mountains in a 180, cross about mid field, turn right in another 180, and either do a very low approach or a touch and go and do it
So we took the dogs out, and while standing behind the truck, I noticed what appeared to be standard landing lights on another aircraft. It looked
like the usual two wing root, one nose gear pattern. Not long after I noticed him, Talon did another touch and go. This time however, he went straight
out along thr runway heading for a good 7-8 miles at least, before starting a gentle right turn. About this point my other half says, "That's a
About the time she pointed that out, he was less than two miles and closing. Until that point I hadn't heard a sound from it. I didn't clearly hear
anything from it until he was within 1000 feet or so, and thr only time it was truly clear was when he went over us. Even then it was the quietest
helicopter I've ever heard. Almost as soon as he was past us the sound faded again and was almost immediately gone. Thr best description we could
come up with was a humming purr. It was even quieter than a Little Bird.