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Haydenth
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 68.252.5.217
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone else see all the fighter jets flying over midtown/downtown/Detroit this morning? I've seen about two sets of fighter jets in the last 30 minutes. Quite a site to see (and hear).

Is this for the war against Livonia, or what?
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 1057
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 69.130.18.100
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

flyovers for various ceremonies every Memorial Day morning - I usually hear them 9 - 9:30
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Brandonhgt
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 05-2006
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just heard them fly by, scared the heck out of me!
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Supersport
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Post Number: 10133
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Flew by twice at my place. They do this every now and then just to remind those crazy Candians not to mess with the big dog. :-)
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Busterwmu
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Post Number: 247
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Posted From: 66.134.108.102
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We had a couple sets fly over the Dearborn Memorial Day Parade. They always add a nice touch to the event.
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Catman_dude
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 70.174.38.160
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 1:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I live near Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach VA. Those Hornets will SSCCRRREEEEAMMM and shake the ground when they fly over. Wouldn't be too bad if the DID close the base.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1268
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 1:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw the 2 F-16's over Lake St. Clair this morning at 11 AM in connection with their annual "fly by" at the GP War Memorial annual Memorial Day program. Sometimes, the "Yankee Lady" from the YAF takes a run over the lake, too, but I think today the Lady was in Farmingdale New York for an air show.
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Hagglerock
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Post Number: 238
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 12.214.243.66
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 1:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

catman_dude,
One question. Were you there before the jets? If not then you should of known better. I live where the Blue Angles practice and you don't see me complaining.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 2183
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 4.229.3.110
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 3:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember after 9/11 hearing the Selfridge Air Base jets fly over the water near St. Clair Shores nearly every day at 5AM! This went on for a few months.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4904
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.124.8
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 3:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you haven't lived until you've been on the field of a stadium during a flyover. loudest thing i've ever heard. it's one thing having it fly overhead in the distance, but when it's right on top of you in a bowl... wow.
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Haydenth
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Post Number: 58
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Posted From: 69.215.76.75
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 5:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That would be sweet to live nearby where the blue angels practice. It was pretty amazing watching them fly by this morning. They move so damn fast, it's a wonder how these guys pilot these jets.
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Erobtheone
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 68.21.7.135
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chicago's air and water show is amazing. Maybe Detroit should have theirs over the River??? It is awesome to just see the power of these jet planes. I even got a chance to see the stealth bomber one year.

Erob
Chicago by way of Detroit
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 2803
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 69.47.100.44
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 2:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An airshow would be interesting for the Detroit River area. I'd much rather see them showing off their mechanical & aeronautical prowess as opposed to their firepower in a war.
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 1061
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 2:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

riverfront here isn't airshow friendly, that's why they're held at Selfridge or Willow Run

If you want to see a good show on a waterfront go to the Cleveland National Air Show held annually at Burke Lakefront Airport over Labor Day weekend. Last year they had the Thunderbirds. The Blue Angels will be there this year.

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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5976
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.242.213.167
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 7:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh oh...
ford
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Zulu_warrior
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Post Number: 2821
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.251.27.41
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 8:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those were Zulu Squadrons flying the Missing Man formation for soldiers lost in the Livonia War...

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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5977
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Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 9:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those damn dirty Livonians. I hear now that they're defeated, they want to immigrate to Detroit. I say we build a wall and keep the whitebacks out!
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Danny
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Post Number: 4203
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 141.217.173.169
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 9:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If a terror attack for the Livonian Rebels is imminent. Capt. Zulu Warrior mighty Detroit Army fighter jets will watch their every move, report, and attack them. Meanwhile once was left of Hitlerland Livonia is now under Detroit control, along with its allies of Reford TWP. Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Melvindale And the 5 Grosse Pointes.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1271
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Speaking of air shows, allow me to put in a plug for the annual show at the YAF. "Thunder Over Michigan-2006"will be held on Aug 5 and 6 at Willow Run. This year they will feature fighter planes rather than bombers, but the only flying Lancaster ( bomber) in North America will also be at the show.It even dwarfs the B-17, and comes in from the Canadian Air Museum outside of Hamilton.www.yankeeairmuseum.org for details.

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