posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 03:20 AM
We just went to watch the demonstration yesterday morning, stood there in the rain for about a half an hour across the street from the fence across
The first go was aborted before takeoff, not sure why, but my husband suspected it had to do with a failed generator. They switched jets and fired up,
tested the wings and stuff. I'd never seen the horizontal stabilizers work before, but I actually though they broke it for a second, because one of
them dropped so drastically downward. From our angle it actually looked like they were waving a blanket through the air, they have so much
The actual demonstration was absolutely fascinating. If it wasn't so dang loud, I could TOTALLY see how people could mistake jets for UFOs. They even
create their own clouds with changes in air pressure. nearly the whole jet would be covered in a slightly disc-shaped running fog. We tried to video
tape the show, but with the rain and everything, I doubt it came out very well.
These jets are crazy, at times they look like they're going to fall out of the sky because they run nearly silently and do all sorts of weird flips
and rolls through the sky, but they stay nearly in the same spot they began turning in. It was almost like watching a noiseless helicopter with no
blades at times.
Then they'd turn the afterburner on and leave two tiny black trails off the wings, and you'd know to cover your ears.
Anyway, that's how the day went, for anyone interested in their movements and such.
And though my husband can't comment on anything about Russia or anything else that's going on, I have my own speculations. We don't talk about it
though, because I don't want him to lose his job.
The 22s aren't doing anything with Russia though, we only have 8 so far and they just kind of run around playing for now, lol