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  •  One of my kids and spouse are stationed at (1+ / 0-)
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    NAS-CC and live off the (31R/L) end of 13L/R next to the bay/ICW. Awesome views. Once in a great while you might spot a P-3 Orion, close enough for me to a Connie (many of which I remember as a kid, rare today to see one)...

    I fish a lot North of there (N of Port Aransas usually, just 12 miles NE across CC Bay), and some of those flying T-34 turkeys loitering up there think it's sooo funny to pretend a fishing boat just drifting in Aransas Bay or the GOM is a naval 'target of opportunity' and make mock attack dives on us sometimes!  %]  
    If the mock strafing run happens more than once I'll jump on the pulpit and make like I have an AA weapon, usually gets a wing wag.

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

    by Bluefin on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:52:03 AM PST

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    •  Haha, we used to do that in the T-28's (1+ / 0-)
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      especially on solos in a "Charlie" model which happened to have a gunsight in it.  We'd dive on the boats up in the bay there and make "strafing" runs (like we knew what the hell we were doing).  I would not be at all surprised if the folks diving on you were not students out solo, it's kind of a tradition; and the instructors never wanted to waste lesson time screwing around like that.

      Good memories!  Thanks!

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      by jo fish on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:21:31 AM PST

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      •  I don't mind the game, but there's always just (0+ / 0-)

        a little 'twinge' 'cause you know they're friggin' low time students... ;]

        "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

        by Bluefin on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:32:06 PM PST

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