Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Lockheed C-5, drowning out the chattering spectators.


Leo Knight said...

A few years ago, I had to drive through Delaware, past Dover. I didn't think much about it until I heard that noise and saw one of these taking off. I nearly drove off the road. I had to pull over and ogle. I'm sure the locals thought I was nuts.

dinthebeast said...

They used to fly them out of Travis on training flights, and they'd come over the hills into the East Bay flying low and slow, and it was really hard to tell whether they were as big as they looked because you don't normally see something that huge flying low and slow, but they looked gigantic.

-Doug in Oakland

Stewart Dean said...

A plane that big messes with your sense of speed. They have been based at Stedwart/Newburg NY.....you see them in the sky and they seem to move so slow that you think they're going to fall out of the sky....or are maybe some weird-ass blimp

montag said...

When I worked in Springfield MA I watched them do touch and go's from Westover and several times while outside I watched them float overhead as they went around and thought that, yes, I can run that fast. Never did try.

Deadstick said...

That slow-flight illusion has been referred to as the 747 effect.