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Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Phil ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:59AM

I just heard like 3 fighter jets like 5 mins apart fly over my house what's going on at 12:45 am

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: meow ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:08AM

I was wondering as well

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: mathis111 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:12AM

I did too, in Burke. One broke away making a huge, quick circle & then continued north. The jets were followed by 2 helicopters, 1 also made a circle and the spotlight went directly over my house.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Ogien ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:12AM

Yeah, they just flew over my house and woke everyone, not to mention scaring the shit out of my dog.

I live about a mile from GMU. Anyway, I am getting so sick of this shit, first the county and their helicopter and then the jets. You're right, I counted 3 jets that were about 2 seconds apart.

Not sure what the hell they are doing, I don't think it's an emergency. Maybe another Jet-Blue pilot losing his mind and screaming about bombs and Israel, I don't know. What I do know is that this fly-over shit is pissing me off.

I was going to say something but it might be construed as the suggestion of doing a criminal act and I certainly wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong idea.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2012 01:13AM by Ogien.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Gemini12 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:26AM

I heard them too. Freaked me and the dog out. If the military needs to perform training exercises, that's understandable...but do they really need to carry them out after midnight??

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: IDidResearch ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:32AM

Just a norad excercise. Today is apparently the last day.
http://www.norad.mil/News/2012/032712.html

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Ogien ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:55AM

Gemini12 Wrote:
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> I heard them too. Freaked me and the dog out. If
> the military needs to perform training exercises,
> that's understandable...but do they really need to
> carry them out after midnight??


^^^^^THIS^^^^^

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Trevor ()
Date: March 29, 2012 02:01AM

Yeah, I saw them too. I live near Dulles and I'm and aviation nut, so I am always watching and listening to all the traffic that surrounds my area. I saw two of the jets, their strobe patterns didn't match with typical commercial traffic in the area, they were flying faster than an aircraft at their altitude would, their engines were louder than a typical commercial jet (both jumbo jets and private jets). One plane actually caught up to the other -- that was my biggest tell as in commercial and civil aviation separation of aircraft is a very strict rule.

Cool nonetheless.

@Gemini12: About the after midnight comment: Yes, they do. In the areas they were flying, commercial and civil traffic during the daytime is extremely heavy during the daytime hours. The optimal time to preform an exercise would be during the night hours, where air traffic is at a minimum. It's the same concept used in the IT field. It's best to upgrade / maintain your servers when there is little to no traffic... this happens best when everyone is asleep.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: yes ()
Date: March 29, 2012 02:12AM

Trevor Wrote:
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> @Gemini12: About the after midnight comment:
> Yes, they do. In the areas they were flying,
> commercial and civil traffic during the daytime is
> extremely heavy during the daytime hours. The
> optimal time to preform an exercise would be
> during the night hours, where air traffic is at a
> minimum. It's the same concept used in the IT
> field. It's best to upgrade / maintain your
> servers when there is little to no traffic... this
> happens best when everyone is asleep.


That and they do need to do it at night to practice for at night ops. Cant train for night ops during the day

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: postpoppunk ()
Date: March 29, 2012 02:28AM

They were chasing all the helicopters, you paranoid fucks bitch about, away.

A Minor Threat

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: AFBrat ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:22AM

yes Wrote:
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> Trevor Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > @Gemini12: About the after midnight comment:
> > Yes, they do. In the areas they were flying,
> > commercial and civil traffic during the daytime
> is
> > extremely heavy during the daytime hours. The
> > optimal time to preform an exercise would be
> > during the night hours, where air traffic is at
> a
> > minimum. It's the same concept used in the IT
> > field. It's best to upgrade / maintain your
> > servers when there is little to no traffic...
> this
> > happens best when everyone is asleep.
>
>
> That and they do need to do it at night to
> practice for at night ops. Cant train for night
> ops during the day

During a minor clash with Libya years ago our pilots discovered that Libyan pilots refuse to fly at night and have not been trained to do so. Here's what I have to say for those who are pissing and moaning because their tender little ears have been offended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C95Cb2ByHNA

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Gemini12 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 07:00AM

To Trevor: Well, that does make sense.....thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: curtis lemay ()
Date: March 29, 2012 07:40AM

Sounded like freedom to me, thankfully we have folks willing to sacrifice for a country of spoiled whiners.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Tom_Mason ()
Date: March 29, 2012 11:18AM

Curtis: Thanks for the cliche. I'm gratified that you just can't resist broadcasting your patriotic drivel to the world. Next time, try to unwrap yourself from the flag and stay on topic.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2012 11:19AM by Tom_Mason.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: curtis ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:17PM

Tom, next time get your head out of your head out of your ass and dont pretend to be a hall monitor

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Supersynic ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:34PM

Fighter jet seems like a pretty cool guy, eh chases away helicopters and doesnt afraid of anything

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: mathis111 ()
Date: March 30, 2012 01:36AM

Thank You!! to IDidResearch!
Saw your post last night. Thanks for doing the research & sending the link.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Ogien ()
Date: March 30, 2012 10:17PM

I know the standard line, they do these exercises to protect me and my freedoms. Freedom ain't free you know!

Yes I know freedom ain't free, I'm reminded of that every year around April 15.

As for training exercises to be at the ready to protect me and my freedoms goes? I'd feel much safer if they didn't pull this bullshit in the first place.

Remember, those who would surrender sleep for freedom flight exercises deserve neither.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: yes ()
Date: March 30, 2012 10:21PM

Ogien Wrote:
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> I know the standard line, they do these exercises
> to protect me and my freedoms. Freedom ain't free
> you know!
>
> Yes I know freedom ain't free, I'm reminded of
> that every year around April 15.
>
> As for training exercises to be at the ready to
> protect me and my freedoms goes? I'd feel much
> safer if they didn't pull this bullshit in the
> first place.
>
> Remember, those who would surrender sleep for
> freedom flight exercises deserve neither.


Thats kind of an overstatement about what you are giving up. A jet passed over your house a couple times at night that many people didnt even wake up for. Its not like they took control of your property to run the exercises.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Ogien ()
Date: March 31, 2012 12:48AM

yes Wrote:
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> Thats kind of an overstatement about what you are
> giving up. A jet passed over your house a couple
> times at night that many people didnt even wake up
> for. Its not like they took control of your
> property to run the exercises.


I'm an insomniac and on the rare occasion that I am able to fall asleep prior to 3 AM is a blessed night for me. That night I was unusually tired and was able to fall asleep at around 11 PM. Did I enjoy a good night of rest that night? Nope, fucking military exercises jolted me awake and threw me directly into an adrenaline rush so I didn't get any sleep that night at all.

Unless you're an insomniac yourself you can't imagine how valuable being able to fall asleep is to me and other insomniacs.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: yes ()
Date: March 31, 2012 01:05AM

Ogien Wrote:
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> yes Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Thats kind of an overstatement about what you
> are
> > giving up. A jet passed over your house a
> couple
> > times at night that many people didnt even wake
> up
> > for. Its not like they took control of your
> > property to run the exercises.
>
>
> I'm an insomniac and on the rare occasion that I
> am able to fall asleep prior to 3 AM is a blessed
> night for me. That night I was unusually tired and
> was able to fall asleep at around 11 PM. Did I
> enjoy a good night of rest that night? Nope,
> fucking military exercises jolted me awake and
> threw me directly into an adrenaline rush so I
> didn't get any sleep that night at all.
>
> Unless you're an insomniac yourself you can't
> imagine how valuable being able to fall asleep is
> to me and other insomniacs.

No I cant speak about that. That seems like a medical problem that needs to be discussed with a doctor.

My point was it was a single night of sleep for a handful of people. Id rather lose a night of sleep and have them get their training in then get a night of sleep and have something happen where they needed the training.

Just saying implying having a fly by night exercise is akin to handing over basic liberties was a bit of an exaggeration

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Reed ()
Date: March 31, 2012 02:04AM

Heard it too, and thought it was pretty kewl.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: batshitcrazy ()
Date: March 31, 2012 05:51AM

Chasing UFO's or Fairfax 1, or the generic helicopter thread here?

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: lolz ()
Date: April 01, 2012 02:16PM

The reason why they conduct them at night is for obvious reasons. In real situations, you don't see a lot of daytime bombing runs, do you? No.

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Re: Fighter jets over Fairfax \ gmu
Posted by: Kubrick ()
Date: April 01, 2012 02:33PM

batshitcrazy Wrote:
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> Chasing UFO's or Fairfax 1, or the generic
> helicopter thread here?

Those crackpots at Fairfax Underground are on to us sir!
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