Max Q
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Navy P8 In The Tampa / Clearwater Area

Fri May 17, 2013 5:32 am

Yesterday, (May 16th) while I was walking my dogs I looked up to see a Navy P8 flying overhead and saw it pass over several time while I was in the park.


From it's flight path i'm guessing it was doing touch and goes at PIE, anyone have more info on what this fairly rare bird was doing down here ?
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RE: Navy P8 In The Tampa / Clearwater Area

Fri May 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
From it's flight path i'm guessing it was doing touch and goes at PIE, anyone have more info on what this fairly rare bird was doing down here ?

Well the first squadrons have been equipped at Jacksonville NAS, they're probably looking for a nice place for some touch and goses.
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RE: Navy P8 In The Tampa / Clearwater Area

Fri May 17, 2013 4:04 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
Well the first squadrons have been equipped at Jacksonville NAS, they're probably looking for a nice place for some touch and goses.

I was going to guess practicing AShM attack runs on the Scientologist ship off the coast, but your suggestion makes more sense.
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RE: Navy P8 In The Tampa / Clearwater Area

Sat May 18, 2013 5:24 am

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 2):

I was going to guess practicing AShM attack runs on the Scientologist ship off the coast, but your suggestion makes more sense.

I like that, all you need is Tom 'i'm a midget' Cruise to roll in with his Tomcat..
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RE: Navy P8 In The Tampa / Clearwater Area

Mon May 20, 2013 1:33 pm

Quoting Max Q (Reply 3):

No, if you want a real Scientologist Pilot, better to picture John "SNF" Travolta running interference with his 707. Just keeping it in the Boeing Family 

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RE: Navy P8 In The Tampa / Clearwater Area

Mon May 20, 2013 6:41 pm

If I had a nickel every time people started threads spotting airplanes flying near airports...

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