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Posted: 10/17/2008 2:42:25 PM EST
At 1300, when the second plane goes over, I'll be jumping out of it.

Anybody wanna come watch?
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:48:14 PM EST
I have a better idea, wait until the plane lands
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:05:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By blackeagle05:
At 1300, when the second plane goes over, I'll be jumping out of it.

Anybody wanna come watch?


Nut!

I'll be watching.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:43:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By cda97:
I have a better idea, wait until the plane lands


What fun would that be?
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 4:29:51 PM EST
I have a prior engagement... Break a leg!
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 5:16:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By DKing:
I have a prior engagement... Break a leg!


Legs? Where? Lemme at 'em!
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:00:02 PM EST
I've heard in years past traffic is so bad you can't get anywhere near the base and are forced to watch it miles away on the side of the road.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:21:32 PM EST
it's even worse if you're just trying to go home...
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 9:50:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By thegooch:
I've heard in years past traffic is so bad you can't get anywhere near the base and are forced to watch it miles away on the side of the road.


So then Early eh?

Wow, I am happy I found that out.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 2:42:57 AM EST
just park at white water and ride the bus that us what me and my wife done about two years back and worked just fine hopefully I will make it today but do not know maybe tomorrow.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 4:09:07 AM EST
I have to work, but standing atop the coal pile at work I can see it
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 7:26:36 AM EST
Yeah, it was great. Got home from work about 5:00, went to sleep at 6:00, had jets roaring over my house at 8:00.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 11:38:35 AM EST
So did anyone go to it? IF so how was it I was unable to go due to being still sick, I hear it is still going on tomorrow hopefully if I am better I will make the trip up there depending on how it was especially since they are go to have a fly-by with the F22.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 12:14:46 PM EST
Turns out I didnt need to go.........I stood in the neighbors yard and watched the Thunderbirds whole routine......



Originally Posted By Slipey76:
So did anyone go to it? IF so how was it I was unable to go due to being still sick, I hear it is still going on tomorrow hopefully if I am better I will make the trip up there depending on how it was especially since they are go to have a fly-by with the F22.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 4:04:06 PM EST
Turns out my hazardous duty orders were jacked up, so I didn't get to jump. However, they fixed the problem today, and I'll be jumping tomorrow. 12-ish at the same place. All of you going tomorrow should be able to see me.

I wound up walking around the show instead. It was pretty cool. If you like aviation or have kids about 16 or under, it would be a fun trip.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 6:19:17 PM EST
Hazardous? What's so hazardous about jumping out of a perfectly good airplane? Oh yeah, Air Assault! I was in aviation so I can't say I was ever Airborne but please be safe and have a great time.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 6:21:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 6:22:46 PM EST by phatmax]

Originally Posted By blackeagle05:
At 1300, when the second plane goes over, I'll be jumping out of it.

Anybody wanna come watch?


Cool Jump. I saw you then! ETA: or not!

WTF was with the crowds... gawDAMN
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 6:22:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By phatmax:

Originally Posted By blackeagle05:
At 1300, when the second plane goes over, I'll be jumping out of it.

Anybody wanna come watch?


Cool Jump. I saw you then!

WTF was with the crowds... gawDAMN


No...you didn't...
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 7:15:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 7:35:16 PM EST by engineer2001]
I was afraid traffic was going to hold up my trip to see Josh Turner at the Cobb Energy Centre, but it was cleared up by the time we left (~6 PM).

I love air shows, but I didn't even know about it until someone said, "hey, did you hear about the air show at Dobbins today causing all that traffic that together with the interstate construction is backing I-75 up almost to Cartersville?"
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 2:38:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2008 2:40:46 PM EST by ExParatrooper]
BIG LETDOWN, at least for me. Sorry-ass day

I'm sure the show was good. My fiancee and I left from Dahlonega this morning about 9:30 to be there by 12:00pm (breakfast on the way.) It's the better part of 2 hour drive for us. Got all the way down there and both Lockheed and White Water parking were full. The crowd was nuts.

We finally find a spot down some side street where other folks were parking, pay the $5 to some dude, then walk about 20 minutes. We finally get there just as the F-15E demo starts, and then I see the long line at the security checkpoint/metal detector, and remembered I had my *(^@&$%#*^ Benchmade AutoStryker with me.

If it had been any other knife, I would have chunked it and went in.

We ended up not staying because I was so agitated about it we just came back home.

NEVER AGAIN.

ETA: I wish they had charged $5-$10/person. That would have cut the crowd by 1/3rd.

Link Posted: 10/19/2008 2:42:34 PM EST
Watched the Thunder Birds today.

And what an amazing demonstration of precision flying it was. Their level of skill is incredible and I stand in awe.



BUT.


Other than the final multi directional meeting cross over the airfield at the end I must admit I found it somewhat tame.

The F22 Raptor demo was much more awe inspiring.

I have to say that the Blue Angels do a better job. Sad Which pains me to say because I've been a LONG time fan of the F-16 falcon.

Link Posted: 10/19/2008 3:20:13 PM EST
So how was the traffic?
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 3:34:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By thegooch:
So how was the traffic?


not bad at ALL.

Got to the parking area at speed limit and left the same.
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 4:41:52 PM EST
Well, I hope everyone that made it enjoyed the show. If you saw the jump, I was the first one out of the second plane (and one of the last to land). The altitude winds were different from the ground winds, so the ground crew set us up to drift onto their side of the runway, but we all came down on the opposite side, then had to cross in front of the aircraft as it landed. We had two minor injuries (broken finger and scraped elbow), but almost everyone said that it was one of their best jumps.
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