Words of Advice:

"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

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

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

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Autobahn Airport, 1984:



I wonder how practical that would have really been. Presumably the Soviets would have noted every stretch of the highway where the lanes came together for several thousand feet without a median strip.

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

It's also done routinely in Korea and 'other' locations... And you're probably right everyone of those locations IS marked on a targeting map somewhere...

bmq215 said...

This is actually pretty common. I'm pretty sure most of the Scandinavian countries are set up for it and I know Poland played with the idea. They're definitely not secret but they're cheap and force the enemy to commit that many more munitions and missions to crippling your air force.

Comrade Misfit said...

it's not like it was back in the Second World War, where almost every English country estate could be turned into a fighter base in short order.

Mark Rossmore said...
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Mark Rossmore said...

Yeah, SAAB designs their fighters to hit and run off roads, with straightaways designed into their highways every X amount of miles. But you knew that already. ;)

I thought you might like my own, firsthand jet noise on the beautiful island of St. Maarten. I shot these between noon and 4pm last Tuesday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDtureP42fI&feature=youtu.be