posted on May, 7 2013 @ 07:51 AM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by AFewGoodWomen
Because the biggest part of those aircraft are stopping at the FBO on fuel stops. The military has a huge contract with them for fuel stops. If
they're almost out of duty day, or can't get a PPO for Cherry Point they stay there. The airport doesn't have military facilities, hangars, or
management, therefore it's a civilian airport.
Okay...that explains a lot...not all of it, but a lot.
Something new flew over last night...from north to south. Two planes, one in front of the other, the front plane was much smaller...the plane in the
rear was slowly catching up to the front plane...then they met up and then there was only the big plane...???
I have no idea the altitude...but I know that it couldn't have been that high as other planes in the sky at that time (passenger jets 747 type) were
much smaller and appeared much higher.
The big plane had two huge bright lights on the tip of the wings(?)...they blinked in unison every one second...the center strobe light was a grouping
of red...they blinked every second, but in between the time of the the wing lights...so it looked like a slow strobe...the smaller plane had faa
lights as well, but I couldn't detect the timing or pattern on that aircraft...due to it's size.
I really want to say that the bigger plane was trianglular...but it was 11pmish and there is no real way to tell the shape in the dark...I've just
never seen that light array on an aircraft before. The red strobe light was significantly bigger and brighter than other red strobes that I've seen
on Military jets.
ALSO: Why would we have an AWAC flying circles over the city??? It was flying non-stop about two months ago, for about a week.
I'll do some googling and see if I can find the lights online somewhere (or something that I can compare it to).
Are there aircraft in existence that can load a smaller vehicle in the front of it??? I watched these planes and I know that my eyes told me that the
two merged somehow. Can an aircraft deploy a companion drone and then rendezvous with it later in midflight???
I'm telling you...this flight path is strange. I don't want to seem like I'm crying wolf over here, but it's not just this airport...it's this
whole flight path directly over my head.Any ideas???
Seriously...this place is porno for aviation nerds (I mean that in the nicest way...lol).
A question: Couldn't a gyroscope be fitted into an AWAC (the array on top)? Or...is there one?