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Military Jets At MCO Today?  
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2844 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?

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User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

There are four T-38s parked on the west ramp. I drove by them last night.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
Are these possibly military flybys for Wrestlemania 24 in Orlando?

It is a very good possibility since the event is being held at the Florida Citrus Bowl.



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

T-38s seem like an usual aircraft type for flyovers though - maybe just some guys in the Airforce that are wrestling fans coming to check it out.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 2):
maybe just some guys in the Airforce that are wrestling fans coming to check it out.

Something tells me the airforce doesnt allow them to take their vehicles home on weekends.   


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[Edited 2008-03-29 05:54:51]


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User currently offlineGPIARFF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2528 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.


User currently offlineTraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Remember, without weapons the Air Force would be just an expensive flying club.  duck 

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2356 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.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Maybe they had an ATC delay of about 45 years and just arrived not knowing that MCO was not longer a military base!  bouncy   highfive  Get a chance to see if they were actually T34's or maybe some B25's!  Smile


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User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Yes they did a fly over the Citrus Bowl for Wrestlemania 24.


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2250 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):
not knowing that MCO was not

or maybe simply NO longer works better!  embarrassed  Man that iahflyr person sure is a dumb  butthead 



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

YEah I watched RAW tonight and they showed the flyover. There was also pictures on the WWE website of them flying over - the website said they were F-15s.

User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2070 times:



Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 10):
YEah I watched RAW tonight and they showed the flyover. There was also pictures on the WWE website of them flying over - the website said they were F-15s.

I watching it too but Those did not look like 15's to me. They did look like t-38's. But Now that you said this I might have to go check the DVR.



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