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Old 01-18-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Heard and saw a lot of fighter jets buzzing around SAT Monday afternoon. A lot of neighbors heard the acitvity as well. It was very loud. We live just north of the airport. I suppose it was security for Rick Perry's visit. I didn't realize so much security for a state governor. Maybe because of what happened in Arizona last week?
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I heard those, too. Definitely different from the sound made by an airliner!

I'd be surprised if it was for the Governor, because I haven't heard anything like that for Presidential visits.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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Heard them on the south side too.. Doubt they'd whip out more than a Cessna 182 for the Gov.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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It was proably more for MLK day. Maybe they were doing fly overs, or possibly training out of Randolph. Gov. Perry would NOT get that kind of security.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:24 AM
 
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noticed a lot of t 38 activity
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:25 AM
 
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Naw, the 149th Fighter Wing at Lackland (an F-16 flying training Unit, which qualifies pilots to fly that jet) was just conducting a lot of training sorties; nothing out of the ordinary...
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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I'd give a body part for just a little time in one of those bad boys. The speed.... oh, the speed!
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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I'd give a body part for just a little time in one of those bad boys. The speed.... oh, the speed!
Pull enough Gs in one of those suckers, and you might just be sacrificing a body part or two!
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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They were either Navy or Marine F-18s. I work near the airport and saw them parked on the ramp at one of the FBOs. There were five of them and they were just on a cross country. I saw them when they arrived and they spent the night. Think they were pretty much just in transit to somewhere else, and why not stop in San Antonio!
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Remeber the American Godzilla movie - it was F-18s that did it in on the Brooklyn Bride. Obviously, Gov. Perry feared a giant mutant coyote that a Ruger LCP couldn't handle. Thus his request for fighter cover.

Sorry. What could would fighter cover be for a politician? Nothing like a string of 20 mm into a crowd to get a lone nut.
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