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Aircraft buzzing the lake

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16 minutes ago, 3DHUSKER said:

Nice.   It has always been a good time.  Seen them on the beach also at Chicago air and water show flying threw the city between buildings.  I will see if I can find those pictures also. 

I saw them on the beach near Destin a long time ago.

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My neighbor at my previous house was a test pilot for Boeing.  He test flew the jets CB made here in STL.  He was a navy pilot and went to top gun school.  He flew missions in Grenada.

 I asked if he ever killed anyone and he said.  Well rockets and gun fire were coming out of a bunker and I shot rockets into it and the return fire stopped.  
 

He had videos of his carrier landings at night.  It was unbelievable to watch and hear him on the radio while the ship is pitching up and down. 
 

He even buzzed us one day while we were fishing the Meramec. 

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2 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

He was a navy pilot and went to top gun school.

I always thought that those guys and now ladies that could land on a carrier were a special kind of cat. Given my fascination for aviation. I have always been in awe of there piloting skills and there metal.

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40 minutes ago, liphunter said:

I always thought that those guys and now ladies that could land on a carrier were a special kind of cat. Given my fascination for aviation. I have always been in awe of there piloting skills and there metal.

And one of the nicest guys ever.  He delivered jets too.  He would ask us if we wanted any Swiss chocolate when he delivered jets there.  He flew all over the world.  

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Imagine running wot in your bass boat,hat turned backwards, shi* eating grin on your face because you know those smallies are all over that secondary point way down the lake. First thing you hear is the unusual high pitch engine whine,faint at first, then it keeps getting louder and louder! your brain thinks wth is that noise?? then you immediately get off plane,throw it in neutral thinking your hearing these noises from your outboard motor and it's gonna blow! All this time a Warthog has been tailing you! The pilot throws you a peace sign as he is literally just a few away when he passes you on the right as you stare in disbelief! Dang near roasted my posterior as my hat flies off my head and into the lake! Now the adrenaline is pumping good ,and out of nowhere over the opposite bluff comes his buddy in another Hog flying sideways, does a swoop and dive on me, and gets right behind the first jet. They are basically 30' approx above the water now as they zig and zag around the points sideways. This happened to me many many years ago on Bull. I didn't know if I was pissed off because they were WAY too close for comfort and scared the crap outta me, or  super excited because they are so awesome,kind of in shock mode actually ,ears were ringing from the high decibles, and yes I caught some fish off that point😄

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