Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2808 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4478 times:
Just starting this to keep track of what is buzzing who.
I'm lucky enough to live under the flight path that all aircraft take wen getting ready to do USAFA flyovers. Yesterday I was treated to an impromtu air show for what I can only assume was a pep rally for today's Utah game.
Seeing the Herk and the Galaxy in formation was a real treat.
Also, is this a tradityion in other countries besides the US?
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2808 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4297 times:
The actual flyover for the game was pretty tame, just a B-52 and 2xF-16s.
MCIguy: KC gets some good ones, I was at a Royals game in the early 90's, and we were visited by 2 B-1s out of McConnell, 4 A-10s out of Richards Gebaur, and 6 CH-47s out of Olathe... Biggest one I've seen in person to date.
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4294 times:
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 2): What times that game at? Those planes will pass over my school twice, since we're VERY close to TEB.
The game is at 1:00... 2 came in Friday afternoon, then they departed yesterday around noon to SWF to pick up two more, and returned about 90 minutes later... Keep a lookout for them to depart later (if you have a scanner they go by Yankee11 or Yankee22)
MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4236 times:
Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4): MCIguy: KC gets some good ones, I was at a Royals game in the early 90's, and we were visited by 2 B-1s out of McConnell, 4 A-10s out of Richards Gebaur, and 6 CH-47s out of Olathe...
Yeah, the Bones out of Wichita do the NASCAR races pretty often over on the Kansas side. I was in my kayak on the Kansas River one day when one came over about 500 AGL in full heaters flying upriver. It was loud, unexpected and awesome.
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3999 times:
At the races at "The Indianapolis Motor Speeday" usually get F-16s from The Indiana Air National Guard, either from FWA or HUF. But there was one time we got a B-1, B-2 and a B-52 at the same time, now that was interesting, and loud.
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Gatorman96 From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 767 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3955 times:
2 F-18's flew over the UF-South Carolina game last week. This weekend two T-45 trainers flew over for the UF-Western Carolina game. We also had an F-14 and an F-18 fly over for homecoming...I would have loved to have seen the B-52's though!
RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
Grand Prix of Long Beach has them most years...Honestly im way to drunk by that point to know what types they are. I can say it is fun to watch all the getto birds break the flock right before the flyover.
Curmudgeon From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 695 posts, RR: 22 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3928 times:
Here in Australia, the major sporting events get an F/A-18 solo act and usually at least one F-111 dump 'n' burn pass (afterburners lit, fuel dumps open-it's a real crowd-pleaser ) QF will do a low-and go in a 747-400 for the Grand Prix, and when our C-17's get operational they'll no doubt be trotted out as well.
I was there- VFA-34...decent flyby, unfortunately I was sitting up in the presiden't box and they flew right overhead, so they were coming right at us then dissapeared over the box. Those T-45's the other day were pretty loud too.
I wasn't at homecoming, you're sure there was an F-14 flying overhead? They were retired in early October.
Gatorman96 From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 767 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 14): I wasn't at homecoming, you're sure there was an F-14 flying overhead
I could definitely be wrong. I saw a pic of in in the Gainesville sun and it might have been a file photo. But I know a fly by took place for HC. I guess you can't always trust the media, esp. when it comes to aviation! The F-18's were awesome! My best friends brother was the lead pilot!
If you are talking about the University of Florida homcoming (Oct 6-7), then there was no F-14 Tomcat involved with the fly-by. The last flight of the Tomcat was Oct 4, 2006. Unfortunately no Tomcats were spared for heritage type flights either
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3691 times:
Today at the Colorado-Nebraska game in Lincoln, NE, we had a flyover of 4 F-15's...not sure where they were from or staging out of, but the pilots showed up in the 4th quarter so I assume at the least they landed locally (LNK, maybe OMA or Offutt?)...
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Avsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
My guess is that the F-15s were from the 131st Fighter Wing stationed at St Louis - Lambert Field, MO. With inflight re-fueling, they would have been able to make the trip without any problem. Of course they could have been forward deployed to the Lincoln airport also.
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25 F4wso: When I was in the 122nd from 1988-1992, Ft Wayne would do the fly by for the time trials and Terre Haute would do the race since their unit call sign
26 Tiger119: - Minnesota and Fort Wayne is quite a distance, how often did you make the drive? David
27 F4wso: I was living in Dayton and later Detroit when during my Indiana ANG years. When they went to F-16s, I transferred to the Alabama ANG in Birmingham. Du
28 KAUSpilot: Most impressive ones I've seen are B-1B's. Had that one at the Rose Bowl in January of this year and again earlier this month at the Texas-Oklahoma St
29 DeltaGuy: Great pics F4wso....good to see another Guard bum on here DeltaGuy
30 Corsair1107: There was an unofficial flyover yesterday at the Redskins/Panthers game. A C-130 was coming in to Andrews and came in low over the stadium right as th