posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 02:55 PM
Before I get into my topic I want to stress that my knowledge of aircraft is pretty limited.
Outside today around 2:15 PM CDT a plane that looks alot like a B-52 (based on images I found at the link below ) flew over our house. It looked like
each pair of engines was only one turbine however, so I am not totally sure. It flew over our house in the southern suburbs of Chicago, going directly
west. I would liken it's altitude to about where planes are as they fly over the interstate near O'Hare airport in Chicago ... so pretty low. It was
flying fairly slow and wasn't overly loud but you could hear it for a long time before and after it flew over. It was totally gray with no markings
whatsoever except some small numbers or letters along the tail that I couldn't make our.
Then about 2:20 it flew back over from the west going directly southeast at a slightly higher altitude. Unfortunately my camera wasn't charged so I
didn't get to take any pics.
Does anyone know of any airshows or anything of the like near Chicago this weekend? Or any military bases that would house this plane? For the record,
I have lived here 17 years and have never seen any military aircraft other than a few helicopters. I don't know of any bases close enough that would
warrant a low flyover like that ... plus the flightpath seems pretty odd to me.
Another thing that's odd (but may or may not be related) is the fact that I have seen only 2 commercial airliners flying VERY high the entire day
today. Normally there are numerous east-west flights that bank directly over our town going to Midway and O'Hare at a pretty low altitude (I'd liken
them to the "B52"s second pass). The frequency of these flights are usually roughly 20-30 planes an hour during the day. Now it could be because of
Sunday flight traffic, and the fact that I never really paid attention on a Sunday. But I figured I'd toss that in here anyways.
EDIT: screwed up the link
[edit on 9-7-2006 by Fiverz]