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Russians over Georgia/Alabama

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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:34 PM
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Lately I've been hearing a plane flying over the area that I live in, but haven't been able to see it. I could see that there was a chase plane flying with it, but never could see what it was following well enough to identify it. Wednesday of this week I went outside, and happened to see what I thought was a commercial plane turning over our house. I put my glasses on, and got a better look, and noticed an F-16 flying behind it. As it went over me, I saw that the paint was a bluish-green color, like nothing that I had ever seen on a US fighter, and it was definitely a fighter.

I couldn't get a great look at it as it was flying near the sun, but it looked a lot like either an SU-27 or MiG-29. I'm leaning towards the first, but was wondering if anyone has any information about any Russian fighters flying in the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee area.




posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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It could easily be a MIG or something we bought from Russia or anyone for that matter. I used to see what I thought were MIGs flying around all the time over here at Ft. Sill.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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i seem to remember that we aquired several su 27's or mig 29's through a several party deal, that the russians werent too happy about.
But arent those aircraft kept at nellis?
i know weve aquired several newer tanks and a couple of ships the same way, by buying them from second or third parties, who were more than willing once we ponied up the money.

[edit on 28-8-2009 by punkinworks09]



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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let me just say this before i continue. sorry. uuugh this is strange i wish i knew what was going on but i dont. the same thing has been happening near where i live. i dont need to look out and even see whats going on because i know what and how a fighter jet sounds like and this same thing i have been hearing for the last 2 days. S n F.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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There are many privately owned MiG-29 and SU-27 in the United States. I can't find any Registries that would allow me to check to see if any are owned in that neck of the woods though.

The U.S. has several MiG-29s that it keeps at Wright-Patterson AFB, although I'm not sure how many of the original 21 are maintained.

The U.S. bought a total of 4 SU-27s for Aggressor Training. I have no idea where they are kept hangared though.

However, another thought that came to mind is that the Russians were supposed to be sending a Nuclear Payload cargo to Texas this month to be dismantled and destroyed. The plane you saw may be a special escort accompanying the Russian cargo ship.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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well regardless of who owns it i feel its impending on my personal rights, right now lol all im hearing right now is freekin jet engines and such!!! make it stop! i feel like im in iraq again damnit! lol it just bout sounds as if whoever is flying is about to break the sound barrier.

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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Seeing as you guys are discussing fighter aircraft and I am a new member who cannot make a new thread yet, let me ask you this.

My family and I were outside in the yard about a month ago. I happened to look up and saw a tanker refueling a fighter. Looked like a KC-10. (After seeing it I had to view several photos to make that determination) This is something I have never seen before or since. Do they usually do training exercises like that in areas like this?

I am in the Knoxville area.

It truly was a sight to behold.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:40 AM
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Dunno about the regulations on where they can or can not to in flight refueling... but Snowbird Military Operating Area is SE of Knoxville.



The oddities I see down here in NW Florida, are the two Mi-8 Hips that I see flying around every now and then... usually north of Eglin AFB (Hurlbert Field area) I've seen them headed off to the NE from mile marker 60 on I-10. I've also seen one flying low down the swampland in extreme NW Florida. Why it did that I have no idea... probably about 300 - 500 feet up. The markings seem to be civilian.. mostly a gaudy shade of blue.

Edit: Okay, for some reason I remember the first one as being a gaudy blue, I was able to get a photo of one of them a few weeks later... and it's not blue. After rummaging around my photos I found it. This was shot around April 2009.








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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 05:17 AM
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That helicopter probably belongs to the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by suigeneris
Seeing as you guys are discussing fighter aircraft and I am a new member who cannot make a new thread yet, let me ask you this.

My family and I were outside in the yard about a month ago. I happened to look up and saw a tanker refueling a fighter. Looked like a KC-10. (After seeing it I had to view several photos to make that determination) This is something I have never seen before or since. Do they usually do training exercises like that in areas like this?

I am in the Knoxville area.

It truly was a sight to behold.


I've been noticing more and more military aircraft in our area too. Seen a unmarked military style helo the other day, and I live in an air traffic pattern so I have been noticing more and more low flying military jets recently. They are now getting close they shake my house (I live at the top of a ridge here in Anderson county).

Also, I have seen a major influx of military tanks and Humvee on the highways. I travel all day, everyday for work so I have been seeing a lot. Mostly tanks now though.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
... and noticed an F-16 flying behind it. As it went over me, I saw that the paint was a bluish-green color, like nothing that I had ever seen on a US fighter, and it was definitely a fighter.

I couldn't get a great look at it as it was flying near the sun, but it looked a lot like either an SU-27 or MiG-29. I'm leaning towards the first, but was wondering if anyone has any information about any Russian fighters flying in the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee area.

The US Air Force has a supersonic training corridor from Dobbins AFB just northwest of Atlanta to Knoxville and then down south to Huntsville.

The F-22's do their flight tests out of the Lockheed Plant at Dobbins AFB, and they fly this corridor generally with an F-16 chase plane, (the F-16 chase planes have been known to be in aggressor color schemes - read Russian - on occasion).

I'm not sure what aircraft you saw that could have been Russian, but the F-22's can appear to have a blueish tint depending on lighting although the color scheme is actually two tone gray.

Natalie~



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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According to this diagram, there is an air refueling anchor in the vicinity of Knoxville. The map is approximately 6 years old and may be outdated by now.

Sourced from www.milaircomms.com...

[edit on 29-8-2009 by Boone 870]

[edit on 29-8-2009 by Boone 870]



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Most likely trainer aircraft to acclimate our pilots to their capabilities.


 
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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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Or something for a airshow.


 
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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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Could be... but they tend to focus on upkeep and maintenance of the AC-130.

Right now one of their maintenance people is being held for his participation in a double murder over in Pensacola. (SSGt Stallworth)

Billings Case

But given the oddity of MI-8s being in the area... and the scope of the base... entirely possible.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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I live on the southeast coast of Georgia.
Last week I heard jets going over my home. The flight path to our airport is over the ocean, marsh and the many rivers here.

My dogs went crazy and I tried to get outside fast enough to see what was flying but didn't get out fast enough.

Small private aircraft do fly over at times but never commercial or military.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 05:12 AM
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The Special ops unit at Hurlburt has a lot more going on than AC-130s. Besides the MI-8, there is also an AN-32, 757, CASA-(235 I think), and other aircraft.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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The 235 I could see... but who in their right mind would be toying around with the AN-32?

Now.. if the goal is to blend in... well, I can see that.

I read a UFO account a few months back from the NW Florida Gulf coast... they described an odd propeller driven craft with strange lights.

My guess is it was this: (Near Choctaw OLF)



[edit on 30-8-2009 by RoofMonkey]



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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I was in Pensacola recently when an Osprey flew over very low, going to Hurlbert. I had never seen one in person....it was definitely strange looking.



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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That's what I thought it was at first, but the wing shape doesn't look right for an F-22. It looks almost like an F-15 when seen from the ground, but it doesn't quite match up with an Eagle either. It's got the same general wing shape of the F-15, with curved tips, and similar elevators, but without the "bite" taken out of them like the Eagle has.



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