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Posted: 4/14/2006 6:28:52 AM EST


OK, something that looked like this flew over the house a few weeks ago.We have fly bys pretty regular. usually they are F15/ F18 looking jets. ( It's a fighter jet LOL) but this one looked more like the pic above.

are there any other planes with that type rounded front end out there I'm missing?
this is in SW Va.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:30:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 6:31:03 AM EST by CFII]
EA6B is the aircraft above

S3 Viking is another stubby round nose aricraft
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:30:27 AM EST
EA-6B Prowler..
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:34:04 AM EST
NAS Oceana has used SW VA as a training area for years now. Pope AFB in North Carolina also uses the same area to train F-15E Strike Eagles as well. A few years back I was eating a hamburger at Pilot Mtn. Grocerty when I saw a thin line on the horrizon- almost at eye level. In about 5 seconds I realized that it was a B1B flying low on the deck the plane was so laow that it almost rattled my fillings out.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:36:31 AM EST
Scalp The Alps!!

I flew from Aviano in the rear seat of one of those...We let a EA6B crew from NKT take the helm of our Herc, they paid us back with some rides.

It was crazy. I was only in a fast mover 3 times in my life, that this IS no fast mover as compared to others, but man what a ride.

I had a hard time keeping the stomach under wraps not having the horizon line in front of me, but kinda off to the right.

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:42:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
NAS Oceana has used SW VA as a training area for years now. Pope AFB in North Carolina also uses the same area to train F-15E Strike Eagles as well. A few years back I was eating a hamburger at Pilot Mtn. Grocerty when I saw a thin line on the horrizon- almost at eye level. In about 5 seconds I realized that it was a B1B flying low on the deck the plane was so laow that it almost rattled my fillings out.



Bitchin, Haven't seen that yet. the others come over not too far off the tree tops here on the hill. close enough I feel obligated to wave at them.
pretty damn cool to have em fly right at you and blast by. Looks like I'm in for seeing all kinds of neat shit up here.


CFII, it looks more like one in the prowler than the S3 viking. thanks for the help.

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:43:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Scalp The Alps!!

I flew from Aviano in the rear seat of one of those...We let a EA6B crew from NKT take the helm of our Herc, they paid us back with some rides.

It was crazy. I was only in a fast mover 3 times in my life, that this IS no fast mover as compared to others, but man what a ride.

I had a hard time keeping the stomach under wraps not having the horizon line in front of me, but kinda off to the right.




I bet I'd puke.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:45:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By unkempt1:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
NAS Oceana has used SW VA as a training area for years now. Pope AFB in North Carolina also uses the same area to train F-15E Strike Eagles as well. A few years back I was eating a hamburger at Pilot Mtn. Grocerty when I saw a thin line on the horrizon- almost at eye level. In about 5 seconds I realized that it was a B1B flying low on the deck the plane was so laow that it almost rattled my fillings out.



Bitchin, Haven't seen that yet. the others come over not too far off the tree tops here on the hill. close enough I feel obligated to wave at them.
pretty damn cool to have em fly right at you and blast by. Looks like I'm in for seeing all kinds of neat shit up here.


CFII, it looks more like one in the prowler than the S3 viking. thanks for the help.


I see the prowler's pretty often, I doubt that they would send an S3 over mountains.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:47:35 AM EST
FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:49:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By unkempt1:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
NAS Oceana has used SW VA as a training area for years now. Pope AFB in North Carolina also uses the same area to train F-15E Strike Eagles as well. A few years back I was eating a hamburger at Pilot Mtn. Grocerty when I saw a thin line on the horrizon- almost at eye level. In about 5 seconds I realized that it was a B1B flying low on the deck the plane was so laow that it almost rattled my fillings out.



Bitchin, Haven't seen that yet. the others come over not too far off the tree tops here on the hill. close enough I feel obligated to wave at them.
pretty damn cool to have em fly right at you and blast by. Looks like I'm in for seeing all kinds of neat shit up here.


CFII, it looks more like one in the prowler than the S3 viking. thanks for the help.


I see the prowler's pretty often, I doubt that they would send an S3 over mountains.



that was the first one I have seen, they come by too fast for my digicam too. can't even snap a pic.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:51:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:53:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By kpel308:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By unkempt1:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
NAS Oceana has used SW VA as a training area for years now. Pope AFB in North Carolina also uses the same area to train F-15E Strike Eagles as well. A few years back I was eating a hamburger at Pilot Mtn. Grocerty when I saw a thin line on the horrizon- almost at eye level. In about 5 seconds I realized that it was a B1B flying low on the deck the plane was so laow that it almost rattled my fillings out.



Bitchin, Haven't seen that yet. the others come over not too far off the tree tops here on the hill. close enough I feel obligated to wave at them.
pretty damn cool to have em fly right at you and blast by. Looks like I'm in for seeing all kinds of neat shit up here.


CFII, it looks more like one in the prowler than the S3 viking. thanks for the help.


I see the prowler's pretty often, I doubt that they would send an S3 over mountains.

Why not? They've been using them in the land attack role during OIF/OEF.



It was for sure a 2 seater.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:56:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By TUMOR:
FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1




Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:57:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:00:47 AM EST
The EA6B Prowler is an electonics wafare version of the A6, which is the 2 seat Intruder.

I had my feet knocked out from under me by the jet blast of an A6 on the flight deck of the JFK. The exhaust kind of directs down and out, and it flowed right around the JBD and knocked my feet out from under me like a karate sweep. Nice round strawberries on both knees from the non-skid on the flight deck. Ouch!
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:02:18 AM EST
Old bird.

Are any of the other models still flying or is the EA-6B the last?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:04:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 7:06:00 AM EST by VTHOKIESHOOTER]

Originally Posted By kpel308:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By unkempt1:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
NAS Oceana has used SW VA as a training area for years now. Pope AFB in North Carolina also uses the same area to train F-15E Strike Eagles as well. A few years back I was eating a hamburger at Pilot Mtn. Grocerty when I saw a thin line on the horrizon- almost at eye level. In about 5 seconds I realized that it was a B1B flying low on the deck the plane was so laow that it almost rattled my fillings out.



Bitchin, Haven't seen that yet. the others come over not too far off the tree tops here on the hill. close enough I feel obligated to wave at them.
pretty damn cool to have em fly right at you and blast by. Looks like I'm in for seeing all kinds of neat shit up here.


CFII, it looks more like one in the prowler than the S3 viking. thanks for the help.


I see the prowler's pretty often, I doubt that they would send an S3 over mountains.

Why not? They've been using them in the land attack role during OIF/OEF.

No shit? Thought they were 100% sub/enemy ship hunters.

Either way never seen a S3 over land in my area of SW VA and haven't seen any A6's either. The Prowlers seem to come over daily.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:30:51 AM EST
The prowler is a bomb truck, not a fighter. Well, bombs and anything else that will fit on a pylon.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:32:57 AM EST
that's FAR too easy!

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:33:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brohawk:
Old bird.

Are any of the other models still flying or is the EA-6B the last?



The EA-6B is the last of the Intruder family still in the air. Although it's due to be replaced by the EF-18G Growler.

Fun fact: The Air Force has pilots assigned that fly Navy Prowlers, just not off of ships.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:35:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
that's FAR too easy!

www.project1947.com/fig/flapj.jpg



Flying Pancake, Vought V-173.

Is that the worst you got?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:40:09 AM EST
EA6-B Prowler.

Electronics Warfare asset.

Next.

SG
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:41:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By Brohawk:
Old bird.

Are any of the other models still flying or is the EA-6B the last?



The EA-6B is the last of the Intruder family still in the air. Although it's due to be replaced by the EF-18G Growler.

Fun fact: The Air Force has pilots assigned that fly Navy Prowlers, just not off of ships.



Another fun fact: The Navy has pilots flying the B-2. They don't fly them off ships either!
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:41:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:
EA6-B Prowler.

Electronics Warfare asset.

Next.

SG



you're far behind. the jet has been id'd 10 times, and a new picture posted that has also been id'd
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:42:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:
EA6-B Prowler.

Electronics Warfare asset.

Next.

SG



you're far behind. the jet has been id'd 10 times, and a new picture posted that has also been id'd



Whooptee shit.

Thank you, thread police.

SG

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:42:47 AM EST
Try a B52 Low level what a site. Been in the pit of a QF-4 now thats a ride. Wish we still had Wild Wiessals. F-4Gs for the mil types. I always wanted to be a Bear in one of those. Backseater of the G model. Dad is a Fighter Pilot I am Log Officer but talk like my dad. It gets me weird looks at staff meetings.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:43:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By ffhounddog:
Try a B52 Low level what a site.



I LOVE the Buff.

SG
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:15:50 AM EST
I thought the S-3s were out of service now as well?

NTM
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:18:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
I thought the S-3s were out of service now as well?

NTM



Not yet. Though their days are likely numbered. Due to be replaced by MH-60 (or are they calling them SH-60s?)
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:23:18 AM EST
I've got a EA-6B question.

Why the hell is it so loud?

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:23:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By fike:
I've got a EA-6B question.

Why the hell is it so loud?




Turbo Jet. All comp's, no fan's
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:24:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:
EA6-B Prowler.

Electronics Warfare asset.

Next.

SG



Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:24:53 AM EST
Paging KA3B. . .
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:47:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By fike:
I've got a EA-6B question.

Why the hell is it so loud?




all of them are.

they all seem to be about the same DB levels when they fly by here.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:51:03 AM EST
Sirs, just for anecdotal purposes, a few years back in the early nineties I believe we had land based EA-6Bs flying over the former Yugoslavia clearing the way for the Air Force in Aviano. If I recall correctly it was one of those low level hot rods that clipped a ski lift cable in north east Italy killing everyone in the gondola. Apparently one of the people in the Prowler had actually filmed the incident with a camcorder onboard and they tried to cover it up because it was so incriminating. I was living in Italy at the time, really bad PR for the USN.

FWIW, I've hunted in the GW National Forest in western Va. for many years. Besides those I see closer to home in SE Va. I've seen low flying Prowlers in western Va. for years. 7zero1, out.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:54:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:

Originally Posted By ffhounddog:
Try a B52 Low level what a site.



I LOVE the Buff.

SG



That sounds pretty fucking perverted.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 10:02:18 AM EST
EA-6B Prowler?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 10:44:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By ffhounddog:
Try a B52 Low level what a site.



I was working in a single bucket on the end of a 150ft grove crain one day. We had a B-52 make a pass on us about 300 ft above me in the bucket. I could see the pilot and co-pilot laughing and there was a guy in the open bomb bay taking pictures as they flew over. The engine blast like to have blown me out of the bucket and did blow everything else in there that wasn't tied down.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:00:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By TUMOR:
FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1




Wrong plane.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:04:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 11:09:19 AM EST by KA3B]

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
The prowler is a bomb truck, not a fighter. Well, bombs and anything else that will fit on a pylon.



BzzzzTTT!! WRONG!!
The EA-6B has no bomb dropping capability, unless you consider pickeling the bombs off the rack using the emergency jettison CAD and using the MK1-MOD0 eyeball for bomb guidance..
The only weapon it carries is the AGM-88 aka "The HARM" (High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile).

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:07:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By fike:
I've got a EA-6B question.
Why the hell is it so loud?



10 feet of tailpipe directed at the deck gives the J-52 that extra bit of kick when it's at military power.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:10:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
The prowler is a bomb truck, not a fighter. Well, bombs and anything else that will fit on a pylon.



BzzzzTTT!! WRONG!!
The EA-6B has no bomb dropping capability, unless you consider pickeling the bombs off the rack using the emergency jettison CAD and using the MK1-MOD0 eyeball for bomb guidance..
The only weapon it carries is the AGM-88 aka "The HARM" (High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile).




i think he was thinking of the straight up A-6 intruder. That thing was indeed a bomb truck and the jet the EA-6 was derived from.



and what a helluva bomb truck it was.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:12:09 AM EST


Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
that's FAR too easy!

www.project1947.com/fig/flapj.jpg



Flying Pancake, Vought V-173.

Is that the worst you got?



Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:21:41 AM EST
yeah...I miss the Raven




Link Posted: 4/14/2006 5:19:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 5:32:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By kpel308:

Originally Posted By mytwocents:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
that's FAR too easy!

www.project1947.com/fig/flapj.jpg



Flying Pancake, Vought V-173.

Is that the worst you got?



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FSW from 1952? Hmmm... Don't know it, but I kinda LIKE it!



I'll see your FSW and raise you a F2A-3 Brewster Buffalo!
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