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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:45 PM Aug 2012

A Significant Increase in Military Flights

the last two days. I live near a major Naval Air Force Base and an Air National Guard Base. Normally the War Games are scheduled for regular days and times. The last two days the activities have been constant. Literally day and night. These are large transports along with the usual jets. I've no idea what this means, if anything, just thought I'd share the observation.

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A Significant Increase in Military Flights (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 OP
Operation Drop Kick ? longship Aug 2012 #1
Near me they been running the new C-17s quite a bit...even late. Historic NY Aug 2012 #2
That might explain the V-22 Ospreys that have been flying past me Brother Buzz Aug 2012 #3
Air Force Week maybe Historic NY Aug 2012 #4

Historic NY

(37,496 posts)
2. Near me they been running the new C-17s quite a bit...even late.
Fri Aug 24, 2012, 12:21 AM
Aug 2012

they are coming on-line as replacements for the C-5a's Air Guard also. Looks like they are trying to get in training flight time. We also have a Marine tanker-refuling wing do its a bit busy. There was a notice in the paper to expect more flights, perhaps some inter-academy
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Brother Buzz

(36,555 posts)
3. That might explain the V-22 Ospreys that have been flying past me
Fri Aug 24, 2012, 12:36 AM
Aug 2012

I'm in the approach flightpath to Travis Air Force base, north of you, so I see a lot of different planes. I've never seen a V-22 Ospreys fly by until now. Marine or Air Force, I couldn't tell, but it was cool looking up and seeing one.

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