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We’ve got a B-17 out at the Deer Valley airport that flys from time to time. And you can ride it in too. Along with a P-51 and i think a Corsair is out there too. 
 

 

Oh and there was one time when I was at the wildlife world zoo where Luke AFB had a B-52 fly over the zoo but was easily a mile off the ground. That was fricken awesome!

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2 hours ago, watchamakalit said:

I live under regular training flight plans for the airbase. Fun to watch the a10's run their practice flights.

 

42 minutes ago, fiatslug87 said:

I too live in an AFB flight path (Travis AFB) and love watching the C-5s, C-17s, and KC-10s take off. Occasionally there are some fighters and AWACS.

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My work is about 2 miles from Richmond International.  About 2-3 times a year we get treated by flyovers of Air Force 1 (not the actual designation, the president is not on board).  They practice touch and go's at RIC.  It's pretty cool to watch...the glide path goes right over our building.

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not sure what sort of flight path I'm under, but every once in a while a chinook will go directly over the house.  pretty low too.  those big suckers make a very distinctive sound.  :D 

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1 hour ago, Pete M said:

not sure what sort of flight path I'm under, but every once in a while a chinook will go directly over the house.  pretty low too.  those big suckers make a very distinctive sound.  :D 

Pic or your lying 🤥

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would if I could. :( I'm surrounded by 100ft trees and so far they haven't stopped to hover. :peep:   but just for you, I'll make an extra concerted attempt next time it happens. :D  

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About once a month two C-130’s from CT Air National Guard at Bradley will fly over our shop. No matter what you’re running or how loud it is you’ll hear those planes, about 5 seconds apart. They can’t be more than a 1000’ high.

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My house is in between Ft. Lee and Ft. Pickett and we get tons of military helos flying over.  You can hear them long before you can see them, lol.  One day this spring I was putting my flags up on the front of the house and a "convoy" of them came flying over at a fairly low altitude.  I stood in the middle of my driveway and waved my flag back and forth as they flew over me.  One of them then rolled back and forth several times.  I like to think he was saying "you're welcome" to me.....it was really cool.

 

 

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I used to live in Battle Creek, Michigan, home of Fort Custer ANG base. When I was younger, we would see the A10's doing training runs all the time. I love those things. The local regional airport was connected to the Air base and thus has a runway that can land just about anything. My grandfather was Army air force during WW2 and loved everything miltary aircraft or just plain cool. He heard about British Airways sending a bunch of pilots over for some sort of training flying in the Concorde! He got my dad and I to come with him and we watched the Concorde land and take back off in Battle Creek! That was an awesome sight. This was before they were all grounded, obviously.

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I'll help Pete out, this was over our house a couple years ago.

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Some more

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These were a cool sequence of shots

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And when a stolen car was chased into our neighborhood. There was also a police helicopter and a Highway Patrol plane circling around.

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Dobbins ARB and Lockheed Martin are about 15min south of me. They're always flying C-130, F-22, and whatever else they are testing. When we were kids and lived a few miles from there, they would fly over the house in groups and everything fell off the walls :laugh:

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