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by TxRVer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:17 pm
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Topic: Your thoughts
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Re: Your thoughts

My most memorable flyover happened south of Midlothian, TX. I was riding on a county road when I heard a loud aircraft through my helmet over the sound of the Harley. It was like nothing I had ever heard so I stopped to look. The aircraft turned out to be a V-22 Osprey. It was my first sighting and really amazing to watch.
by TxRVer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:10 pm
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Topic: Your thoughts
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Re: Your thoughts

threoh8 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:35 am
The F4's could have been out of Sheppard AFB, which trained a lot of pilots for USAF, NATO, Iran (under the Shah), and South Vietnam. They used to do some interesting low level flying in North Texas with all sorts of aircraft, including F4's and B52's. The rules were different then ...

M60's scatter brass and links, especially from an airborne platform. If I found many close together, I'd think it was from a ground position.
I was in training at Sheppard in 74 and 75, but not on aircraft. If I recall correctly, most training there was done in T-38s, the training version of the F-5. As a 19 year old, my biggest concern was that the Iranians had nicer uniforms than we did. :lol:

As for the shells that were found, is it possible loose shells fell from the floor of a helicopter long after the guns were fired over a firing range. I have no knowledge of helicopters so I'm showing my ignorance. I'm pretty sure the guns wouldn't have been fired anywhere but the range.

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