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Old 02-22-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Great. Now it seems like planes are flying over us. Most of them seem like military. The noise isn't bad at all, but sometimes you notice. Strange thing is that this recently started. Does anyone know how to check out flight paths over particular areas in San Antonio?
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Great. Now it seems like planes are flying over us. Most of them seem like military. The noise isn't bad at all, but sometimes you notice. Strange thing is that this recently started. Does anyone know how to check out flight paths over particular areas in San Antonio?
check runway configurations...they usually fly in a oval pattern with the runways being one side of the oval. When we moved to our new house (just 2 miles east of our old house) we moved right into the pattern for Kelly/Lackland. Didn't realize it until we moved in, but those big cargo jets fly right over our house...a lot. Most of the time they're doing touch 'n gos, which means they're practicing their landings. They'll switch up the patterns every now and then, flying short approaches one day and medium to long approaches the next. The direction they fly in and out depends on the direction the wind is coming from. They fly into the wind for takeoff and landing.

I work right by Randolph and they fly those touch n gos all day long. I also noticed recently what must be the training classes at Randolph flying Moonies (single engine props) around too.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:05 PM
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Latinocowboy..the military cargo planes from Kelly/Lackland have been flying over west and northwest San Antonio for years and years. I remember them flying over the area even as a kid in the 70s. When I was home at Christmas visiting my folks, I have to admit that it seemed like they were more numerous and much lower than I ever remembered.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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During bad weather the flight path goes over Sonoma Ranch. I think it's commercial flights though, not military.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Now I'm sure Latinocowboy is thrilled to learn that they are PRACTICING how to land the darn things over his house--over and over!!
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Latinocowboy..the military cargo planes from Kelly/Lackland have been flying over west and northwest San Antonio for years and years. I remember them flying over the area even as a kid in the 70s. When I was home at Christmas visiting my folks, I have to admit that it seemed like they were more numerous and much lower than I ever remembered.
I remember coming out here very frequently during construction and not seeing or hearing any aircraft below 5-10,000 feet. I notice a plane about every 2-3 hours now, but I'm nowhere near a final approach, so it's not bad at all. It was just enough to notice at first. I try to get my optics out to take a closer look; they're pretty cool.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:46 PM
 
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Hello all! This is my first post here. Just move here a little over 7 months ago. from Los Angeles. Since I am getting ready to close on a home in Alamo Ranch over by you Latinocowboy, this is something I am interested to know as well. Here is a link that I found regarding the flight ops at the base.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:48 PM
 
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Oops, forgot to add the link here you go: http://www.lackland.af.mil/library/environment.asp
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Oops, forgot to add the link here you go: http://www.lackland.af.mil/library/environment.asp
Thanks for the link F10Gear, it was interesting read.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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We just moved here courtesy of the Air Force... my husband flies the C5 and the reason you are seeing and hearing more local sorties is because the C5 schoolhouse just moved here. So they are training new C5 pilots and upgrades to aircraft commanders.
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