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Old 05-24-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: 78245
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I have lived here all my live and most by Brownleaf and have never seen the C-5's been so low as they have been now. Even out at Potranco and 1604 I see them really low!!! anyone else notice?
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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I have lived here all my live and most by Brownleaf and have never seen the C-5's been so low as they have been now. Even out at Potranco and 1604 I see them really low!!! anyone else notice?
yep, I've noticed.....
I love aircraft and particularly military aircraft... my Daddy loved planes and aviation and he used to take me out to an airfield/air museum when I was a little girl...... I inherited his love of them I think.....

but I have been curious about the planes flying in so low lately.... I could see the wingflaps on one today.....

I used to investigate workers comp claims at a major aerospace firm; they built the C17's (and probably the C5's too, but their orders for C17's was prolific at the time). So I saw them in all stages of production; had to climb up in and around a few or more in order to see if what a claimant told me about the job description was accurate..... did the same thing on the commercial side as well..... was most often a fun job.... my daddy, who was then retired, was jealous... LOLOL.....
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Curios, I asked my husband what HE thought about this. Initially mr. smarty-pants said with a sardonic grin, "A C5 glide path is a C5 glide path and it just doesn't adjust too much." I admonished him for his flip, arrogant, pain-in-the-arse attitude and he grinned nicely and surmised that it might be re-sequencing due to possible increase/change/modification in air traffic around both the airport and/or Kelly. However this is only a guess.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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They're really loud. It's painful.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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They're really loud. It's painful.
That's the sound of freedom. Appreciate it.

I will see if I can find out from my buds at the Wing why the FREDs are flying low. Might be an effort to save gas while flying local training missions...

Cheers! M2
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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oooh, THAT C-5.. I was thinking someone wanted to blow something up..

They fly over where I live in Westcreek all the time and sometimes they're lower than normal, but I haven't noticed anything exceptionally different; then again I work most of the day when they're flying.
Speaking of them, if anyone ever wants a great view, go to Kelly right where they come in to land by 90 and 151. I've always thought of that as the biggest security risk in the world. You can literally hit them with a rock there and it's not uncommon for people to park and watch them. Some yahoo with a SAM could easily take them out without much effort.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I used to investigate workers comp claims at a major aerospace firm; they built the C17's (and probably the C5's too, but their orders for C17's was prolific at the time).
C-17s were built by McDonnell Douglass which merged with Boeing. C-5s were built by Lockheed Martin.
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:07 PM
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oooh, THAT C-5.. I was thinking someone wanted to blow something up..
And I was guessing it was a military rank. Guess our misinterpretation makes the case for including both a noun and a verb in thread titles.
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: 78245
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Wow, great responses!! I can't wait to hear what Major Mad Max finds out.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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Can anyone get me a ride in a Texan II? Now those I wouldn't mind flying low so I can touch them.

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircra...LowLevel_1.jpg

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