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F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana  
User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2749 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

I live in Virginia Beach about .7 mile from the approach end of Runway 23R at NAS Oceana. About every other day for the past month, between 1530 and 1600, a single F/A-18 has been doing stunts over the airfield i.e. rolls, loops, high speed passes, etc. Basically it is a one airplane air show. There is no organized air show coming up at Oceana in the near future that I am aware of. In fact as I am typing this, an F/A-18 just did a high speed low pass over my house. I'm curious to know why this takes place and why it takes place so often?

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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

Well.. I'm not positive, but it sounds like the US Navy practicing & getting their routine certified for this air show season.  


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User currently offlineOzair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 1):
Well.. I'm not positive, but it sounds like the US Navy practicing & getting their routine certified for this air show season.

Especially if they are training a new pilot.


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

lol, back when I was in cadets, I did a 6 week course in CFB Cold Lake... and the demo CF-18 was practising his routine for nearly a week, it was quite hard doing drill and tuning that out!

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Probably the East coast performance team practicing for the upcoming season.


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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Thanks for the info. I can almost set my clocks to when he does the low pass over my house.  

User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 938 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 5):
I can almost set my clocks to when he does the low pass over my house.


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