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Posted: 5/14/2004 7:44:09 AM EST
Goddamn.... I've still got 'Beau Coup' goose-bumps!

I was just now laying down and sort of dozing off when I heard rotors, Really LOUD rotors! Before I knew it I had actually leapt off the couch and run outside to see what the hell was going down. It was two Marine Cobras approaching Hot & Low, Really Low! They flew right over the house and out over the bay, I watched them until they disappeared over the tree line on the other side.


Link Posted: 5/14/2004 7:47:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/14/2004 7:48:14 AM EST by BayEagle]

Why am I picturing Martin Sheen staring at the ceiling fan in Apocalypse Now?

ETA- were they headed twards South St Pete?
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 7:54:37 AM EST
In bound birds, always a good sound.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 7:57:33 AM EST
Yep, always a good sound... if you are in the service of the USA!
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 11:55:40 AM EST
I have the same reaction when the Guards Blackhawks fly over. Goosebumps, too. Freaks out my wife.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:03:03 PM EST
i love that sound
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:12:45 PM EST
I witnessed a very large joint convoy of helos over Lejeune. Probably 65-75 helos involved. It was orgasmic.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 3:28:28 PM EST
when I hear the sound of Sea Stallions it reminds me of "Phnom Penh" back in 1975.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 3:33:03 PM EST
When the V-22s go over (if you can hear em) just scare me... Kidding I love the V-22. Cobras and Heuys do sound cool. 17 pluss years of being around them and I still get goose bumps.

Link Posted: 5/14/2004 3:35:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/14/2004 3:36:31 PM EST by LWilde]
When I first started working in Quantico Town, it took a bit of getting used to, especially when a large gaggle of different birds came in beating the air into submission.

The Osprey is way wierd though...very quiet and a strange sounding bird. The C-17 has that low, vacuum cleaner sound that high-bypass turbofans make. The H-46s always sound like their about to fly apart. I hate riding in them.

The easiest to make out are always the Cobras or Hueys.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 3:45:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/14/2004 3:46:24 PM EST by FOX-]
I always have 4 helos fly over my house about twice a month ther asways in a diamond formation
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