NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4 Posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2872 times:
I was standing near American Airlines on Departure level A side of the terminal when I saw what looked like four military jets come in around 7:30pm. It was starting to get dark and I could only catch 1 second glimpses of them so I could not tell what type they were - but they landed within 5 seconds of each other on Runway 18R - way too close spaced for anything civilian.
I went up to the roof on my break and could not see anything parked on the west ramp. While I was up there WWE owner Vince McMahon's personal CL-600 was taxiing by towards Galaxy, but he was taxiing on the taxiways south of the terminal. It appeared that McMahon landed on one of the 17s, which is unusual for private jets, but he must have landed same time as military.
Are these possibly military flybys for Wrestlemania 24 in Orlando?
GPIARFF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 3): Something tells me the airforce doesnt allow them to take their vehicles home on weekends
You would be suprised. Not technically home for the weekend but if they needed a cross country flight, among other reasons, and it coincided with an event like this it's perfectly fine. Here at GPI pretty much all our military traffic come from stuff like this.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 3): Something tells me the airforce doesnt allow them to take their vehicles home on weekends.
For the Daytona 500 a couple years back, some Air Force T-38s and Navy T-45s flew in a couple days before the race and left the day after the race at DAB. None did flyovers. B-1 did a flyover of the Busch race and F-22s did flyover of Daytona 500. F-15s flew over for Gatorade Dual. There were two T-38s and I believe T-45s in. No idea why they were in except cross country training and maybe coming in to catch the race.