bohica
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F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:08 pm

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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RE: F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:03 pm

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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RE: F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:03 am

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.
 
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RE: F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:23 pm

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!
 
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RE: F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:52 pm

Probably the East coast performance team practicing for the upcoming season.
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RE: F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:22 am

Thanks for the info. I can almost set my clocks to when he does the low pass over my house.  
 
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RE: F/A-18 Doing Stunts At NAS Oceana

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:40 pm

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


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