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PostMon Nov 04, 2019 1:09 pm 
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On a spring skiing mission a few years ago we were standing on top of Rampart Ridge when an F-18 Growler buzzed up Gold Creek valley. I looked down on the pilot who give us a big thumbs up before banking a turn over Alta Pass and disappearing out towards the Lemahs. Thanks to this thread I know that's a specific Navy route now, VR-1335.

I've also been buzzed by a C-130 at Gold Creek Pond. That was pretty incredible considering I grew-up in a city whose small regional airport shared facilities with a C-130 Hercules group of the National Guard.
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PostFri May 22, 2020 10:07 am 
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Intense urban flyby!

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PostFri May 22, 2020 10:19 am 
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oh hell I get those things flyin' by all the time! lol.gif

shakes the damn house!

they come right up along the edge of the water from JBLM and right over Pt. Defiance.

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PostFri May 22, 2020 1:26 pm 
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When I was a kid I remember when three B-52s flew by in close formation and low altitude, it was like an earthquake.

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PostFri May 22, 2020 4:03 pm 
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We don't get B52s here any more.
Just a lot of those C5 Galaxy behemoths. Sometimes you want to duck when they make low passes here.

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PostFri May 22, 2020 5:14 pm 
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Still do not know where the 52s came from probably Fairchild which had a SAC wing my brother was stationed there and we saw the B-47s back in the day. The original 52s were something else though. I was in law school in Tacoma in 75 when they were evacuating Nam C5 or 147 every 15 min or so.

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PostFri May 22, 2020 6:31 pm 
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Ive been buzzed by a U-2 AND an SR-71, at  Beal AFB!

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