Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dive Bombing

Went in to SB this morning and did laundry, gassed up the falcon and filled a 5 gallon jug for the charger at the same time. Nearly had to take out a bank loan to do that. Gas was $3.30 something per gallon! :( Met Frann at BBMI for lunch and then headed home. I hadn't been here long when I heard a real ruckus outside so went out to investigate. A squadron 6 of the bad boys below were making a high to low dive coming from the west and dived low enough to turn to the south and fly between Black Hill and 9 Points Mesa (considerably lower than the top of 9 points.) They would disappear behind Black Hill as they passed through there.  It was really something to see as they followed one after the other at probably about a quarter mile between each of them. Once they cleared the north end of 9 points they gained altitude and meandered off in the distance heading northeast.. First time I've seen this before.
More than likely they would have been dropping the HUGE aerial bombs in a real exercise.

BTW its 54.5 degrees right now and dropping. Full sunlight (Clear) is good, but I think its supposed to be COLD again tonight. It wasn't supposed to get over 47 degrees today though.

9 comments:

  1. I guess there is more than one way to get bombed. . .

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  2. Lots of ways to get bombed I guess DD. Some may be fun and some may be for ever. (and not so fun)

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  3. I love C-5's the TF-39 engines are hot!

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  4. That hadda be a cool show. ~Jen

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  5. Frann, yeah the C-5s are cool, but I'd figure that is over kill for what the AF has in mind. I hate to imagine what type weapon could be launched out of one of those. Maybe the size of 6 greyhound buses?

    Jen, maybe cool and maybe intimidation. I guess it all depends on the way you look at it.

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  6. Tffnguy

    Gotta love those AC 130 gunships. When you absoulutely, positevely have to frack someone up, call out a gunship.

    The Taliban run and hide from those gunships. Spec ops. boys operate hand in hand with the gunships and the Taliban runs hides under rocks.

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  7. Awesome! Wish we could've been there to see it. Glad you did.

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