Eske Esquire wrote:
PunkFloyd, King of Bards wrote:
Back in the early nineties I was riding along with a friend somewhere and I just happened to look up and see a B-2 bomber flying overhead at a very low altitude. It was a little shocking to see that when you're not expecting it. It was on a Fourth of July and was probably doing a flyover of the Angel Stadium or something. It was pretty sweet.
I love Coronado Beach in San Diego for that same reason. There's an Air Force base (or Navy...I can't remember off the top of my head) that's literally right on the beach that seems to be constantly doing some sort of aerial operation.
Yup. They fly around from North Island and come back on approach right up the beach. I haven't been there in awhile, but it used to be like a plane every 15 minutes or so flying right overhead. Pretty darn cool. I also saw my first B2 fly right overhead when I used to live in University City. The commute from there to Sorrento Valley basically crosses the flight path going into Miramar. It was a day or two before the start of the air show, and there was a marine layer going on. The thing just kinda flew out of the clouds and right over us. It was quiet and big. Really neat.
I love when the air show comes around because my office building is kinda right on one of the paths the Blue Angels fly. So the Friday before the show, I get to sit and watch them. They usually buzz the building a couple times as well. Looks like they're flying right at my window, in formation, then fly over the building. I really did try to get a picture/video of this last summer for Kao, but my little digital camera can't focus through the window apparently (or at smallish objects at a distance moving quickly). Basically got nothing except a blur at the last moment.
I see Osprey flying around all the time now as well. Ok, I hear and feel
them. They're loud. Think helicopter and then think louder than that. Also, the propellers are at an interesting angle and as they fly by you can feel the cavitation effect from them (especially if you happen to be in a parking garage at the time). Very very cool planes.