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Old 08-20-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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Does anyone know why fighter jets (look like F-14's but not sure) routinely fly over Davis/Canaan valley area? I have lived in Davis for less than a week and have seen/heard the jets twice already. I even caught one doing a fancy manuever (it looked kinda cool). I remember my first time visiting Canaan Valley and a jet flew over and at first I thought a bomb was about to land, lol. I'm only asking because I used to live in NJ, only miles from Maguire AFB and I never had fighter jets flying over.

Anyone know what the story is?
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Tsk tsk. What a waste of tax-payer money.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:57 PM
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Location: Warrenton, VA
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they have to train somewhere!
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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I have noticed that too. I visit that area in the Spring every year and see them. I guess they train over less populated areas.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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Oh, so it's probably training. Well, I have to admit it's pretty cool to see.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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They buzz us here in Grafton often also. They seem to come from nowhere. Very fast, VERY low. You expect to hear a large crash within seconds but off they go as fast as they came. I've always heard they were practicing making runs at the Tygart Dam. I don't know if that's true or just what seems most likely.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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They usually come in pairs. When I worked for the Refuge, they'd spot our big white truck in the middle of a field somewhere, and radio back to their buddy, who would come damn near low enough to be a hood ornament.

I got buzzed a few times up at Mt. Storm at the windfarm too. One time I swear they went sideways between the turbines. Just about rupture your eardrums when they fly that close.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg
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These fighter jets are headed to Blackwater Brewing Company - Located in Davis, WV.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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They buzz us here in Grafton often also. They seem to come from nowhere. Very fast, VERY low. You expect to hear a large crash within seconds but off they go as fast as they came. I've always heard they were practicing making runs at the Tygart Dam. I don't know if that's true or just what seems most likely.
I remember the first time I visited down here before I moved here. I was in Black Bear Resort and we suddenly heard a loud sound. We thought a bomb or missile was going to crash and we ducked down. I looked out the window in time to see the jets fly directly overhead, very low.

I lived in Beverly for the past 2 years (randolph county) and I didn't hear them at all living there. Now that I live in Davis I hear them regularly. The fancy maneuver the one jet did was a neat little show :-)
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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They usually come in pairs. When I worked for the Refuge, they'd spot our big white truck in the middle of a field somewhere, and radio back to their buddy, who would come damn near low enough to be a hood ornament.

I got buzzed a few times up at Mt. Storm at the windfarm too. One time I swear they went sideways between the turbines. Just about rupture your eardrums when they fly that close.
You're totally right. Every time I've seen them there is always 2 of them. I guess all we know is that they're taking practice runs.
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