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Old 12-17-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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Nice find, ashbeeigh!

I believe, and I could be wrong, and I should know this...but....I think that regulations do not prevent aircraft from flying low over subdivisions if they are in landing configuration. This is something different than noise abatement which most airports enact.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's been discussed before...

Flight Patterns in SA

And you can see the current flight patterns into San Antonio Airport (KSAT) here, Kelly Field (KSKF) here and Randolph AFB (KRND) here.

Right now it looks like the flights into San Antonio airport from the NW are crossing IH-10 around Camp Bullis and the flights from the NE are coming right down IH-35. Those are the usual patterns from my experience...

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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I've never seen low flying aircraft in that area. I do hear helicopters flying over the Westcreek area and it's usually between midnight and 0600. Those C-5's look like they're going to fall out of the sky. They move slow. I've flown in a few. We had a bunch of vehicles in that thing; a simply awesome sight. We went to Volk Field on that exercise and I couldn't imagine how the pilot (young female/pretty) landed that thing. The runway looked very short and it was surrounded by huge trees. You also sit backwards and the A/C is ice freekin' cold!
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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There's a FRED doing locals this afternoon, go to the web site in my previous post if you want to watch it!

I've flown a C-5 sim at Dover, it is not a natural act for someone who hasn't flown something that big. It is slow to respond and causes those unaware to over-react on the flight controls, which only worsened the situation. The guys running the sim had a good laugh on my behalf, but I gained a heckuva lot of respect for those who fly that beast!

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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Figured it out! Its smaller commercial planes landing at SA airport that fly over. They usually fly in around rush hour to land. I guess they are in a hold pattern and have to swing back over culebra -grissom road parralle to the 410! I tried to take a pic but they came out all fuzzy and dark. We do get the little planes from the little airport and helicopters but it is definitely SA Airport.

Sorry for the misspellings!
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