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Topic: NAS Oceana HRT Tour
Username: Toksans
Posted 2005-08-17 15:38:12 and read 3651 times.

Does any one attended NAS Oceana HRT Tour, which visit flight line of the base ? Is it worth attend ?

How about a observation park located on Oceana Boulevard at the POW/MIA Flame of Hope Memorial Park to shoot F-18s ?

Any advice is appreciated for my trip plan in September.

Topic: RE: NAS Oceana HRT Tour
Username: GOCAPS16
Posted 2005-08-17 17:24:46 and read 3635 times.

Never done the tour myself since I work there and ocassionally be on the flight line for my job. I see the HRT bus filled with tourists during the summer months, but I'm not sure if they run in the fall becuase of lack of tourist. They only do tours during the week and I highly doubt the locals will pay $20 to go on a bus on the flight line and getting chow at the Officers Club while they're the ones complaining about our jets flying at a very low level. But, if you're interested in it, check it out...there is a website for it and what they say, you do get to go on the flight line. I'm figuring you'll be in Virginia Beach for the airshow, don't expect to show up and see 50-60 F-14 Tomcats sitting on the ramp. About 25 of our tomcats will be leaving for the Persian Gulf in early September and that would be it. VF-32 will have thier Tomcats for the airshow and after that, they're going to F/A-18E/Fs.

As for the obs. park off of Oceana Blvd. I personally never been there yet. Been stationed here for 3 years and never gone there. I guess where I work, I have a good view to watch 'em.  Smile

Kevin

Topic: RE: NAS Oceana HRT Tour
Username: Toksans
Posted 2005-08-18 02:54:06 and read 3607 times.

Hello Kevin,

Thank you for your info. I found that the bus tour will be
end on September 3 and so I will try the park.

Susumu

Topic: RE: NAS Oceana HRT Tour
Username: GOCAPS16
Posted 2005-08-18 15:44:54 and read 3606 times.

Susumu, during the airshow, you might want to check out the static display just after you go thru the main gate. It might be worth to check it out before the airshow. Hope you enjoy coming out here.

Kevin


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