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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.


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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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