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Posted: 3/18/2006 7:59:15 AM EDT
So we are having an airshow today at the former Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento. New rules:

No backpacks or fanny packs (can't have any suicide bombers)

No airshow event scedules (terrorists might shoot at the Blue Angles you know)

I will post pics later, unless that compromises OpSec...
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:00:49 AM EDT
you're lucky if any military jets are there. the past few airshows i have gone to the military jets were few and far between because they were busy putting warheads on foreheads.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:01:01 AM EDT
Ok, Then I will set up my SAM site in the parking lot.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:03:40 AM EDT
I grew up on that base. In the late 1970's some idiot kid actually sat out offbase by the runway and took a shot at a KC-135 with a .22 LR rifle...and hit it!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:04:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
I grew up on that base. In the late 1970's some idiot kid actually sat out offbase by the runway and took a shot at a KC-135 with a .22 LR rifle...and hit it!



Man, at least he didn't use a .50 BMG, or he would have shot it down!!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:07:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 8:08:11 AM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
you're lucky if any military jets are there. the past few airshows i have gone to the military jets were few and far between because they were busy putting warheads on foreheads.


That's good!

The 1994 show at Edwards AFB, Palmdale CA(60 miles n of Los Angeles) was cancelled because they were too busy in Iraq.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:26:39 AM EDT
There's apparently a B-52 and a U-2 if I recall...

It's about $15 at the door though, not worth the drive from here to Mather.

NTM
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