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Low flying military aircraft?

Thread in 'Area 51' started by timbgtm, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. timbgtm

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    Thursday evening just before dark I was headed home and a c130 I believe came over at maybe 300 feet. He was so low I felt him coming before he flew over, soon as he passed I could see most details of the underside of the plane. It was almost dark, so i couldn't read the tail numbers, but he was flying north along a path just west of i75. Did any of y'all ODT guy's see this aircraft?
     
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    I didn’t see it but the first time I ever saw that happen I was a kid in the 80s I had no idea what was coming. 3 flew over and shook the house. They were really close to the treetops. It was really awesome.
     
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    Dobbs is right there. Between Windy Hill and Delk.
     
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    Yep it was awesome, almost scary low, it made me wonder if it was having issues? Other military aircraft follow the same route. Choppers, fighters occasionally.
     
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    Yep, he probably came from there. Maybe on maneuvers?
     
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    They fly a regular training route that crosses Chatsworth around dusk. Sometimes they'll be 5 or 600 feet and then other times they will just about tickle the tops of the pine trees.
     
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    Yeah, they're training. We get them low over here all the time. They rattle the windows. They're usually in pairs when they're this far NW.
     
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    Terrain avoidance training. There are several low level VR routes they run up here in the mountains. It’s usually two C-130’s in trail and they start right after dusk.
     
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    Probably. This one was alone. Heck it shook my truck.
     
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    Yep, almost dark when it came over.

     
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