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Old 06-14-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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Does anyone know what type of jet that was flying around this morning, around 10:30-11:00a ? Two of them taking off and landing. Saw them last week, as well.

Dark in color. I'm not positive, but I think there were two rear jet engines lke this oo and not sure if the tail's were angled \ / or vertical.

F-15 ?
F-22 ?

My dad's on the other side of town, saw them too and also unsure of what they are.

Thank you very much.....!
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: ABQ, NM
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Probably F-16s from the ones stationed at kirtland. They actually fly in and out of the airport often.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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I noticed them and they seemed out of the ordinary in some way. Maybe different jets than what normally fly here, or maybe flying lower than usual. They definitely seemed louder than usual. As far as what they specifically were, I wouldn't know.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:13 PM
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F-16 only has one engine.

If the twin tails were angled, then it they probably are Navy/USMC F-18's.

USAF F-15's tail fins are vertical.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Today was Flag Day, the United States flag became 234 years old. There might have been a ceremony.

There are also some Air Force cadets on a two week visit at the base.

It could be various other events.


Rich
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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The two jets that I've been seeing reminded me of F-18's I saw all the time during Desert Storm in 91 w/the Seabees.

A few years ago, I lived closer to the base and saw the Flying Tacos(F16) take off/land a bunch of times and I'm now further away. These jets definitely seem bigger and being F18s does make sense.
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