flightsimfreak
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Terrain Flying Question...

Sat Nov 24, 2001 4:34 pm

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.
 
LY744
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RE: Terrain Flying Question...

Sat Nov 24, 2001 11:01 pm

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.

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flightsimfreak
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RE: Terrain Flying Question...

Sun Nov 25, 2001 11:45 am

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.
 
LY744
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RE: Terrain Flying Question...

Sun Nov 25, 2001 11:50 pm

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

LY744.
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Sturak
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RE: Terrain Flying Question...

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:49 am

Maybe he ment Prowler
 
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RE: Terrain Flying Question...

Thu Nov 29, 2001 9:40 am

One of my buddies is a crew member up at NAS Whidbey. I'll check with him. No promises however.
 
jwenting
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RE: Terrain Flying Question...

Thu Nov 29, 2001 6:45 pm

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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