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Fighter Jets Over Roanoke?
sept 19 2012 | just me

Posted on 09/19/2012 2:53:36 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan

Hey all - daughter just called me and asked if there was any breaking news - there are a few jets overhead in Roanoke and she's a little worried.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Local News
KEYWORDS: vanity
I'm sure there's no cause for alarm, but I told her I'd ask the FReepers.

Anybody know anything?

1 posted on 09/19/2012 2:53:38 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Roanoke, what state?


2 posted on 09/19/2012 2:56:23 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: CaptainPhilFan
We had fighter jets overhead today too, though it could be because I'm about a mile from the north threshold of an air station. ;)

A day without military jets overhead worries me.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/19/2012 2:56:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

bttt


4 posted on 09/19/2012 2:57:27 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Local news (Lynchburg) is on in five minutes....I’ll turn it on and see if they know anything.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: lyby

Virginia.

Unless there’s another Roanoke out there.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 2:59:24 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Practicing for an airshow, maybe? There seem to be a lot of air shows in the fall.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 3:00:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: lyby

OOps! Virginia. Thank you.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 3:01:43 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Bombing starts in 5 minutes....

Sorry wrong thread. ;>)


9 posted on 09/19/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I had to attend a meeting in Seattle on Monday (I hate going there!). Boeing Field is the commercial airfield immediately south of downtown. Just as a bunch of us were walking out of the building two fighter jets took off at what I presumed was full-throttle - right overhead.

Startled the crap out of us!

(This is the field where the president lands and I’ve seen many flights, including the SST, but never one this intense)


10 posted on 09/19/2012 3:02:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Someone saw a cockroach up on twelve.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Showertime!


12 posted on 09/19/2012 3:04:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

The enemy will not be visible and they love to die,be vigilant


13 posted on 09/19/2012 3:05:41 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: smokingfrog

Remember years ago hearing the military made training target approaches to the dam at Smith Mountain Lake from Tidewater...no idea if this is true.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 3:05:41 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: SandyInSeattle

Well... there is a Roanoke, Alabama, about an hour or so north of where I live...

However, my family lives in Botetourt County, Virginia, north of Roanoke, in a small community called Glen Wilton.

Frequently, jets fly over this area at a very low altitude. My mom and sister have told me they have heard the jets “practice” taking out the bridge over the James River, which is the ONLY way into that community unless you want to forge the river or hike the mountain.

That’s the best information I have to offer you...


15 posted on 09/19/2012 3:05:52 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: CaptainPhilFan; Travis McGee

Probably just the military training..... wargaming against the violent TEA Party or something


16 posted on 09/19/2012 3:07:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rockrr

Pussys should ah worked the flight deck.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: CaptainPhilFan
Lots of spooky and military stuff in VA. I wouldn't worry about it unless a) they broke the sound barrier or b) missiles were seen to be fired.

Tell her it's the sound of freedom.

Those sounds are also part of the reason I can't hear my grandchildren talk.

/johnny

18 posted on 09/19/2012 3:09:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Roanoke VA?

(your post is unbecoming of a FReeper, even for a vanity)

I live South of Roanoke, and though not frequent, it isn’t unusual to see military aircraft.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 3:10:42 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: t1b8zs
WHAT?!?

/johnny

20 posted on 09/19/2012 3:12:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lyby

My dad drove heavy equipment at the landfill (Texas), and he said the jets would “paint” them from time to time.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 3:14:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

guarding jarrett?


22 posted on 09/19/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: CaptainPhilFan

I live fairly close to both Eglin and Tyndall yet I never see jet fighters. I guess I am just not near their flight patterns.

I do sometimes see C-130 Spectre gun ships, usually just before night but sometimes in the middle of the day.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: dogcaller
VR-1756 uses the Hardy Bridge as the target. VR-42 uses the dam as a checkpoint.
24 posted on 09/19/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: KoRn

Really?

‘unbecoming of a FReeper’

I apologize to JimRob and all FReepers
for having posted a less than stellar vanity.
It was never my intent to post an
unbecoming-of-a-Freeper-even-for-a-vanity post.

I will tell my husband immediately and demand that he beat me.

Thank you, KoRn for bringing this hugh and series matter
to the attention of people who care.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 3:21:03 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: lyby

Thanks for that! Apparently this is the
first she’s heard/seen them. Daughter and family
are out shopping and the planes scared the baby.

I’ll let her know.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 3:24:12 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: CaptainPhilFan
Study VR-routes and military training.
Find out if there are any military funerals with "Fly-Bys" in your area.
Finally, look at VFR Map Digital Areronautical Chart and use your pim to move it over to Roanoke and check out the airways andf airports in your area.
27 posted on 09/19/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: t1b8zs

Is everything that is not visible, an enemy?


28 posted on 09/19/2012 3:32:07 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Well, there was nothing on the news, but it looks like you got your answer. :)


29 posted on 09/19/2012 3:32:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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F-16s (that's what I was told they were) have been making nighttime runs over my house here in OK the last week or so.

Last night one was screaming full throttle and then went silent. Very quickly the engine came back on. Then I went outside and saw another one. Very fast.

30 posted on 09/19/2012 3:34:09 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: CaptainPhilFan
Just Moochelle and the girls heading off for another vacay.
31 posted on 09/19/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

There is a low level route that is not frequently used. I flew it once in an F-15E because the range on the coast was fogged in.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 3:55:07 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: SandyInSeattle

Yes in TX


33 posted on 09/19/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by traumer
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Any airshows in the region this weekend?


34 posted on 09/19/2012 4:17:53 PM PDT by Figment
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To: CaptainPhilFan

lol!


35 posted on 09/19/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: lyby

Just think how many jobs would be created if the jets actually bomb and took out the bridge. H’mmm, I better stop before I give bh0 an idea for a shovel ready job (filling in the bomb craters.)


36 posted on 09/19/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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37 posted on 09/19/2012 6:03:39 PM PDT by randita
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To: lyby
However, my family lives in Botetourt County, Virginia, north of Roanoke, in a small community called Glen Wilton.

Is Glen Wilton any where near Fincastle? My older sister and her husband retired there some years ago. Very pretty area, lots of interesting back roads to explore.

Regards,
GtG

38 posted on 09/19/2012 6:22:28 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

YES!! Fincastle is the county seat. I have many relatives who live there, too! (Actually, my ancestors settled in the region circa mid-1700s! So, I am probably related to most of the “old-timers”!)


39 posted on 09/19/2012 8:29:17 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: USNBandit

Hardy Bridge? You mean the one right below Bay Rock? The old one?

I knew they used the dam, but that bridge?? Sheesh!


40 posted on 09/19/2012 9:23:34 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Darnright
Sorry, I was trying to fire synapses from years ago. The Hales Ford Bridge. Much easier to target, as well.

My Grandparents had property on the lake, up stream from Hales Ford Bridge and I remember seeing A-7s and A-6s coming down the lake at really low altitude.

I never got to fly that low level when I was in the Navy. There are actually a lot of really great low levels out west that make the east coast low levels seem really boring.

41 posted on 09/19/2012 10:07:53 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Yes, Hale’s Ford makes far more sense. It’s certainly big enough to make a dandy target. I’ve seen fighter jets come zooming past on more than one occasion.


42 posted on 09/19/2012 10:33:26 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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