Skip to comments.Fighter Jets Over Roanoke?
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.
Anybody know anything?
Roanoke, what state?
A day without military jets overhead worries me.
Local news (Lynchburg) is on in five minutes....I’ll turn it on and see if they know anything.
Unless there’s another Roanoke out there.
Practicing for an airshow, maybe? There seem to be a lot of air shows in the fall.
OOps! Virginia. Thank you.
Bombing starts in 5 minutes....
Sorry wrong thread. ;>)
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)
Someone saw a cockroach up on twelve.
The enemy will not be visible and they love to die,be vigilant
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.
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...
Probably just the military training..... wargaming against the violent TEA Party or something
Pussys should ah worked the flight deck.
Tell her it's the sound of freedom.
Those sounds are also part of the reason I can't hear my grandchildren talk.
(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.
My dad drove heavy equipment at the landfill (Texas), and he said the jets would “paint” them from time to time.
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.
‘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
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.
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.
Is everything that is not visible, an enemy?
Well, there was nothing on the news, but it looks like you got your answer. :)
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.
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.
Yes in TX
Any airshows in the region this weekend?
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.)
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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.
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”!)
Hardy Bridge? You mean the one right below Bay Rock? The old one?
I knew they used the dam, but that bridge?? Sheesh!
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.
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.
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