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User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 963 times:

I live in the south-east part of Washington, and I was told by some friends that Whidbey Island and perhaps some McChord fighters to terrain training by flying really fast (perhaps supersonic) in a canyon near here. This has been told to me by at least 3 sources, and I was wondering if anyone here has ever heard of such an area. What a great spotting oppertunity. Thanks. A little background about me, I usually post in the Civil forum. I live near PSC which is a former Navy base, and the have C-17's from McChord and P-3's from Whidbey that do touch and goes here and we can even get the occaisional E-6 that comes in.

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 877 times:

What kind of fighters are we talking about? F-15E's, perhaps?

BTW, if it is true, I wouldn't suggest you get anywhere near that place, in order to preserve your hearing.

LY744.



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User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 872 times:

From what I've been told by 2 non aviation freak sources, they are F-15's and F-16's. A sort of aviation loving friend said that they are intruders from Whidbey island and I seem to remember a news report saying F-16's. Also in Steven Coonts' book Flight Of the intruder has them fly inland from the Washington/Oregon coast and do terrian following training.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 861 times:

The A-6 (Intruder) has been retired from the USN quite a few years ago.

LY744.



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User currently offlineSturak From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Maybe he ment Prowler

User currently offlineGalaxyChief From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 840 times:

One of my buddies is a crew member up at NAS Whidbey. I'll check with him. No promises however.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 831 times:

There is the E-6 TACAMO too... Though that one would hardly go supersonic at low level (it's a converted 707)...


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