Hmmm..do you like low flying aircraft?....then here ya go!

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This is Opposite of low flying but thought I would just stick it in here.........
So while I been asleep for 20 years this happened.

Crewed automatic and manual 99 flights

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_spaceflights_to_the_International_Space_Station

Uncrewed automatic 132 flights

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncrewed_spaceflights_to_the_International_Space_Station
If you look at both lists, the trend now days is about every 3-4 flight, is a Falcon 9, Space X flight. I am a rabid fan of Space X. Watch EVERY launch, live.
 

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Only saw the Blue Angles twice. 1967? at maybe El Toro, Calif, and then 1971? at Hill AFB, Utah. What a great show. I think a few years later the Thunderbird's had an accident at Hill. 1980?
Guy, I saw them at NAS Miramar in San Diego a few years back, it was on a Sat. & Sun.. Fat Albert was the star, did an afternoon and evening JATO show.
 

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TEXAS HELO ACTION.....

Military traffic over San Angelo is not at all uncommon. Just the other day I could hear multiple rotor-craft in the area. Finally got a bearing on 4 helos flying NW to East over our LZ.

They are pretty small in this pic, but you can spot 'em if you zoom in.

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And more recently, a friend shared this gem on Facebook overflying Menard County, Texas....

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Gotta LUV 'em!
 

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Just (2) short of a six-pack:

- NICE pics, ColdWarrior!!

I miss you, Man!
I think that once all this COVID confusion comes to an end I just might need another trip to the east coast.
Our son and his family have recently relocated to Maine, a sister in NJ, cousin in SC, and furthest south is my other sister in FL. You and several other SS family members are all along that strip where the US is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Combined with my retirement status, I don't really have any excuse to not take an extended road trip, huh?

Maybe I can get slung under a Chinook at least part of the way.
 

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I think that once all this COVID confusion comes to an end I just might need another trip to the east coast.
Our son and his family have recently relocated to Maine, a sister in NJ, cousin in SC, and furthest south is my other sister in FL. You and several other SS family members are all along that strip where the US is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Combined with my retirement status, I don't really have any excuse to not take an extended road trip, huh?

Maybe I can get slung under a Chinook at least part of the way.
Chaplain, if you and the Wife get out this way look us up. We have an extra bed room, and a place at the table.
 

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Chaplain, if you and the Wife get out this way look us up. We have an extra bed room, and a place at the table.
Much appreciated, brother!
No plans penciled onto the calendar yet. But I will keep y'all in mind too.
I can see that when the time comes to "fly low" over the east coast we'll be posting a mission thread in advance.
Are y'all still in NV? That is another direction we're considering. Could do a loop to include NM, AZ, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT and back through CO. We have "targets" in all those states as well.
 

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When I was in south Korea, This CH47 was flying to low with a sling load. the load hit a mountain side and pull the 47 from the sky, No one was killed
Happy to hear that everybody made it out alive!

It has been said that it isn't the fall that is the problem - rather the sudden stop at the end of the fall that causes the "hurt".

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Much appreciated, brother!
No plans penciled onto the calendar yet. But I will keep y'all in mind too.
I can see that when the time comes to "fly low" over the east coast we'll be posting a mission thread in advance.
Are y'all still in NV? That is another direction we're considering. Could do a loop to include NM, AZ, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT and back through CO. We have "targets" in all those states as well.
Chaplain, were still here in North West Nevada, just South of Carson City and Lake Tahoe. We'll take You and the Wife up to Virginia City, home of the Comstock Lode Gold Strike, and the TV series Bonanza.
 

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When I was in south Korea, This CH47 was flying to low with a sling load. the load hit a mountain side and pull the 47 from the sky, No one was killed
"Negative airspace beneath aircraft (in this case the load)" is a common factor in every aviation crash.

I'm also glad that all survived to talk about it.
 
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