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Well It was nice while it lasted
« on: December 07, 2023, 05:08:52 PM »
Quite literally a US Military helicopter is circling my house.  Out of Dobbins AFB.  Oops I'm so bad,<sigh>, Joint Base Dobbins.

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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2023, 05:34:47 PM »
Don't worry, I'll bake you a cake. What is your favorited flavor frosting - 24 tpi or 20 tpi?
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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2023, 07:20:47 PM »
Any bastard will do.
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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2023, 08:29:52 PM »
Any bastard will do.

Oh gosh.  You guys are bad.   Alf, what kind of subversive anti-communist, anti-socialist, anti-Brandon speech have you been engaged in?

US Airforce Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota.  Another source says US Army for Homeland units.  I see where the chopper has been down around and across the border out of Laredo, TX
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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2023, 09:47:33 AM »
I SURVIVED THE NIGHT.

Shortly after I posted the copter went back to Dobbins.  If I had to guess some brass, or maybe just a pilot type, was doing flybys of their house, or perspective house.

HOWEVER, shortly after that a SIKORSKY UH-60 Black Hawk took off from Dobbins and practice touch and goes for an hour.  ????   Really?  Is that a thing?  Touch and Goes for a helicopter? 

What's really fascinating to watch are when the USNavy Drones are on-station at 55,000' over the eastern Med.  I wonder a) Why they turn on the ADS transponder at all, except as a warning to the bad guys who undoubtly are monitoring ADS-B,  b) How many are out there without their transponder on?

FYI, most all the fighters & bombers are tagged by USAF as T-38s so you don't know what they really are.  (Cargo and refueling planes have their real model numbers, usually.)  However by watching their flight patterns you can sometimes discern what they are.   A guy noticed a "T-38" light up on his nearby Air Base and he monitor the tower saying, "xxxx, hold for runway sweep" (That's involves 1 or 2 vehicles going down the runway and pick up any debris less it be sucked into the engines.)  About the only plane still flying these days requiring a runway sweep is a B1-B.   He quickly grabbed a camera and went to his favorite plane watching site.  Sure enough about 20 minutes later he got a picture of a B1-B on takeoff.
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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2023, 11:38:41 AM »
I SURVIVED THE NIGHT.

FYI, most all the fighters & bombers are tagged by USAF as T-38s so you don't know what they really are.  (Cargo and refueling planes have their real model numbers, usually.)  However by watching their flight patterns you can sometimes discern what they are.   A guy noticed a "T-38" light up on his nearby Air Base and he monitor the tower saying, "xxxx, hold for runway sweep" (That's involves 1 or 2 vehicles going down the runway and pick up any debris less it be sucked into the engines.)  About the only plane still flying these days requiring a runway sweep is a B1-B.   He quickly grabbed a camera and went to his favorite plane watching site.  Sure enough about 20 minutes later he got a picture of a B1-B on takeoff.


Thanks. I have always wondered why I was seeing so many T-38's. Now I know.
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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2023, 11:23:12 AM »

HOWEVER, shortly after that a SIKORSKY UH-60 Black Hawk took off from Dobbins and practice touch and goes for an hour.  ????   Really?  Is that a thing?  Touch and Goes for a helicopter? 

It is.
I have a good friend who....'did some things'....and one of those things was bailing out of a helicopter that was touched down for a count less than ten....when conditions did not permit low/high altitude parachuting or rappelling from a hovering chopper.

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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2023, 08:54:40 AM »
HOWEVER, shortly after that a SIKORSKY UH-60 Black Hawk took off from Dobbins and practice touch and goes for an hour.  ????   Really?  Is that a thing?  Touch and Goes for a helicopter?  Yes, it's a thing, we see it here at Hunter AAF with Chinooks

What's really fascinating to watch are when the USNavy Drones are on-station at 55,000' over the eastern Med.  I wonder a) Why they turn on the ADS transponder at all, except as a warning to the bad guys who undoubtly are monitoring ADS-B,  b) How many are out there without their transponder on? At 55k feet, the only other thing that high, besides Willie Nelson, are other .mil drones.

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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2023, 08:30:49 PM »
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the only other thing that high, besides Willie Nelson

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Re: Well It was nice while it lasted
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2023, 06:39:10 PM »
Quite literally a US Military helicopter is circling my house.  Out of Dobbins AFB.  Oops I'm so bad,<sigh>, Joint Base Dobbins.

The army version of those is called the UH-72 Lakota and some are armed.
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