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Posted: 9/9/2004 9:29:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 9:29:35 AM EDT by Merlin]
While driving back to work, a coworker and I saw a USAF/Lockheed C-5B Galaxy aircraft make a touch-n-go on the east runway at Huntsville (AL) International airport. After parking at the company lot, we stopped and watched it come in and do it again.

Wow! There's something about a really really huge aircraft come in and land so gracefully and then take right off again without even appearing to break a sweat!

BTW: the company parking lot is about 1/4 mile from the runway (the Jetplex is actually built right between the 2 runways) so we had a ringside seat to the touchdown.

Then, on the way back to our building, we saw 2 beautiful women, one of which we got to follow for quite a while before they disappeared.

Whatever I've doing right today, I'm going to keep on doing!

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:32:56 AM EDT
A really good day you could fly the plane or ride the woman.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:33:39 AM EDT

Yeah, Huntsville kicks ass. Thank goodness for the aerospace economy in Alabama. And automotive.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:57:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:27:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:

Yeah, I wondered how long this thread would last before someone posted this. I, too, wish I had pics.

Especially since when I went home at 2 PM it was still there and did another TNG right in front of me again. Beautiful sight!


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:46:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 4:52:40 AM EDT by u-baddog]
One of the small pleasures of working and living in this area of VA is that I get to witness our nations finest at work.

I get to watch.
USAF and Naval air perform all kind of fight ops
SEALS and their boat units practice their crafts. Naval Aircraft carries to tugboats dancing.
I cant even list the events I have watched Army units perform. Small arms to loading ships.
A10 warthogs practicing the high speed tank killing runs and YES dog fighting with each other.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:09:22 AM EDT
Not as impressive, but last night it was a USN/Lockheed E-2C Hawkeye doing the TNG's for about an hour. I got to answer a bunch of people's question as to what was the UFO-looking thing on top of the aircraft.


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