Blue Angels In San Fran Bay Area This Weekend

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  1. CalcoTiger

    CalcoTiger Live Long and Prosper IVI

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    I love to watch these air shows. These planes and pilots are amazing.

    I grew up in Bossier City not far from Barksdale Air Force Base.

    The Thunderbirds in the 60's used to open up their show with a F4 Phantom coming in low and from behind the crowd with full afterburner. My house was on his path and he came right over us. Me and my brother would get on the roof and it was crazy with him coming just 40 yards above our house. Our windows shook. I will never forget that.

    My mom was a teacher and one of her friends wrote a book on the Thunderbirds and traveled with them.
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    When I was a kid the Blue Angels used to do a show from the Baton Rouge airport every year.
     
  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    The Blue Angels are the best pilots in the world. The Thunderbirds are pretty good, they just wish they could be BA's
     
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    you should visit louisville during thunder over louisville. they have a really good air show
     
  5. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    And you base that on what? How many fighter jets have you flown?
     
  6. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    ruh roh.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Not a single one.

    But since you asked I will give you this. You let me know the next time one of those air force hot rods lands their jet on a 1/4 mile strip of asphalt that is pitching and rolling in the middle of the ocean.

    Navy pilots are the best and it's not really close.
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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  10. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Do a Google search on air-to-air victories for the Vietnam & Gulf war. The Air Force is ahead by a wide margin. There's a hell of a lot more to being a top notch fighter pilot than landing the jet.
     
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