masseybrown
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Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:51 am

Flying in and out of CLE on Friday and Sunday, I noticed a half dozen or so military fighters painted red and white parked on the NASA ramp. I'm assuming they were USAF Thunderbirds.

Did they just sit there the whole weekend or were they flying to various air shows?
 
Wilsonjcobb
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RE: Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:09 am

They were in town for a weekend airshow. Sep 3-5. I think they do the show over the water and stage out of CLE.

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RE: Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:19 am

Oh. Thanks, Joe. I knew they were flying for the BKL show today. I didn't realize it was a three-day event.
 
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RE: Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:51 am

Yep, and if you take another look down there you'll find a B-1 aswell.


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RE: Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:39 am

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 3):
Yep, and if you take another look down there you'll find a B-1 aswell.

And a C-130 (I think), and a Kuwait 747. Damn, some week in CLE.  Big grin

Got to watch the B-1 take off-that baby puts out an earth-shaking rattle, to say the least, and watched the Thunderbirds take off one-by-one this afternoon, but didn't get outside in time to "feel" the departure of those 6 birds. Damn.
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masseybrown
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RE: Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:06 pm

I saw the B-1 all by itself at the south end of some taxiway. Wouldn't it have been more secure at the NASA ramp too?
 
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RE: Usaf Thunderbirds In CLE?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:01 am

The B-1 flew right over my house on T.O. Loud as hell, anyone know what happened to the Fedex Airbus that is usually up at BKL for the airshow? Wasnt there this year. Oh, and Falcon did you catch which runway the B-1 used, 6R or 6L?


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