Lafayette plane crash

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  1. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    You sure they weren't F-18 Hornets (since it was a Naval base.) We had two squadrons of those at Dobbins when I was there and they had to be the noiseist little bastards I've ever heard.
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Probably were now that I think about it. I believe they had both planes and no telling what else. Oceana may be the largest naval air base in the world. That whole area has a vast military prescence. Dam Neck where the SEALs train is just down the road. In nearby Norfolk there is the largest naval harbor in the world. There is a huge army base between Virginia Beach and Norfolk on the back road by the Chesapeke Bay.
     
  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    No real reason for the Navy to have 16s

    14's almost certainly but not 16s
     
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  4. Bengal B

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    I was on the ground. They were in the air. The larger planes made a lot more noise than the smaller ones.
     
  5. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I don't know dude, those little bastards make a hell of a loud noise
     
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  6. geaux9

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    Spent a year working U-2s. Loved every minute.
     
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  7. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    Had a buddy in one of my squadrons flew U-2's, couldn't tell us anything about the airplane or their mission, too classified.
     
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  8. geaux9

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    Osan AB for a year. Was like being part of a family.
     
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  9. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    This thread has gone awry. lol

    I know the survivor of this crash. He’s amazingly recovered very well. Gave a local tv station an interview recently.
     
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  10. Bengal B

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    I read an interview online somewhere with him. He was incredibly lucky.
     
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