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Posted: 1/21/2021 12:21:17 PM EST
For the past two days, it sounds like a war zone over the gulf of mehicoe.   Were the troops advised of forthcoming budget cuts and just venting (like full after burner for their entire sorte) or is it some other reason.   Not complaining, since I was stationed at Tyndall for 15 years, just curious.... as I now live in central FL..... many miles from the gulf. TYVM
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 5:49:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2021 5:53:02 PM EST by rfm05]
If you're in central Florida, you're probably hearing military activity if you live under or near the Live Oak MOA or Palatka MOA's. Both are over land.
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 8:18:26 PM EST
Or the Pinecastle range in Ocala. They are conducting both live and inert bombing through 24 Jan.

https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_jacksonville.html
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 11:36:56 AM EST
We're in NE ONF and the jets out of NAS J-ville have been rocking hard since Tues. The lake we're on got buzzed at a couple thousand feet 7 times yesterday. LOVE IT! Been out here 11 years and have never seen this much activity, especially after dark.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 5:19:05 PM EST
30 years ago when I was at the range in the ONF it was fairly busy.  We had just called a cease fire and we're walking out to the 50 and 100 yard line for our targets, and a flight of A-10s came in slow and low.   And about 30 seconds later we were hearing brrraaaaappppp.....


None of us called the line hot and we all (maybe 30 of us total - it was a busy day) sat and enjoyed the sounds and occasional sights for 10 minutes or so.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 5:27:58 PM EST
I loved living near a fighter base.  I'm too far south to hear the action at Pinecastle.

I miss jet noise...
Link Posted: 2/5/2021 7:25:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/5/2021 7:27:51 PM EST by firemedic2000]
Live right across the bay from McDill. Just saw a B-1 and two B-1 bombers. They flew right over my house. Low and slow. Getting ready for super bowl.

Seen every kind of aircraft in the last 24 years here. Saw a f-22 fly a few hundred feet above the trees right over us once. It was flying so slow I do not know how it stayed in the air.
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