posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:43 PM
ok I am not adept in identifying types of airplanes, but at 3:00 pm PST today (Fri the 7th of May)
i am out on the porch in Oakland CA, and SCREEEEAAAACH I hear I crazy loud plane go by...
I'm outside all the time so i can distinct between the sounds of a helicopter, small plane, and airliner... this was the sound of a fast jet..
I go around to a better view and can't see anything..
then a few sec later.. I hear it again.. and it's 2 fighters screeching over oakland West to East.. in formation..coming from the direction of San
Jose across the bay... dunno if they came from that area or the pacific?
anyway I wouldn't be curious about this..you know.. just a drill flight or whatever of our own...
... but there are 2 things that struck me..
1 - these planes were not the 'triangle' winged F-16 types you usually think of as american jets..
their wings were skinny and perpindicular to the main body.. meaning they were a perfect "cross" shape".. i saw virtually no angle to their
they were a very dark color also.. maybee black..
remember i am no jet expert... but they reminded me of the shapes of planes we see in top-gun type movies as "migs"
2 - they came VERY close to what I thought was a commercial airliner that was going by..
obviously they could be at any number of diff altitudes.. BUT from my perspective.. the size of them in my sight was such that it really startled
me... meaning it created the perception that they were at very close altitudes...
I mean they were CLOSE... to the point where i involuntarily let out a loud "WOOAH!"..
can any of the jet-experts on here clue me in on this? do we have jets like this?
are they allowed to just flyby airliners that close?