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Re: Almost spilled my coffee
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2020, 06:58:27 PM »
We're directly under the flight path of large air force base. We're a ways out, so they aren't directly over, but they are varying distances above us. At times very close. I enjoy it.

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Re: Almost spilled my coffee
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2020, 10:33:34 PM »
I was a hundred miles fom nowhere somewhere in Oregon when the truck started making a funny noise. It got louder and then almost deafening. I learned later there was an air force base not far away that did low level training runs. Never did see the culprit. Scared the bejabbers outta me!
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Re: Almost spilled my coffee
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2020, 12:27:45 AM »
Farm where I grew up was in the foothills around the base of the Mt, so the Air force would use if for low level terrain hugging practice. Hide from radar under the hills etc.  A couple of times I've been out raking hay and had a couple of C130 transports sneak up behind me. Going full noise at about 200ft.  :o

Like you say, you look at the tractor and rake trying to figure out the weird noise, then WOOSH.  :D. I bet the pilots would have chuckled too "Watch this guy on the tractor up ahead jump".

Then there are the places where it's a tourist attraction to stand under low flying jets :D

And yes we've done it.  ;D
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Re: Almost spilled my coffee
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2020, 05:27:55 AM »
I was outside eating lunch with my co workers,3-4 of us at a camp ground. Heard a whoosh and there was a jet flying over real low. We all looked at each other and said, that's odd, no engine noise. About than BANG and I do mean BANG!!! Sure did jump us all. Than we knew what had happened.  :)
I did see a crop duster spraying a apple orchard once well driving down the road. I could hear the engine just a working as he did a quick turn!!
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2020, 09:13:52 AM »
 Had a couple C130s go over last night while reading in bed, shakes the house a little. They are fun to ride in too. Flew all over Thailand at 10k'. We used to spray the blueberry fields back when. One of the bils had to ride with the guy to pick out which field to spray. When it was my turn they quit spraying >:(.
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