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    Fighter Jet Flyover 9/9

    So yesterday, I was walking from the hub towards the Matterhorn a little after 6pm (just before the parade) when a military Jet flew right over the park. And let me tell you, he was really punching a hole in the sky; it was LOUD.

    I dont think I've ever seen (or heard) anything fly over the park before. Quite out of the ordinary AFAIK. Seemed like everyone stopped in their tracks to watch, it was a scene right out of a movie.

    Anyone know what the deal is?
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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Happens quite often. Don't know why except that they are probably practicing intercept maneuvers over urban air space. Every so often you will see the fire fighting aircraft practicing near Disneyland air space as well.
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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Could have been our boys flying out of Los Alimitos Air Station which is, as the jet flys, just minutes from the park. The park is just outside of their landing pattern. With the 9/11 anniversary coming it's very possible there are Def Con (Defense Readiness Condition) exercises taking place. Yup, they fly low and loud 'cause "That's the sound of Freedom!" Give 'em a wave and say "Thank you!"

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Military jets flying over is always an amazing sight. Dopey's Girl answered that one pretty good I'd say.

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    ORGOCH: Look here, ducks, ya's got it all wrong. The REAL reason ya been seein' them jets flyin' over Dizzyland is 'cause a my no-good sister, Orddu. Ev'ry time Dizzy Management gits wind that the tramp's in the neighborhood, they goes an' hires goverment jets ta chase her away whenever they sees her ridin' her broom stick over one a the parks. Best defense they got goin' agin such a theme park hag! She ain't been able ta land her skinny rump roast even one time ever since they been sendin' them jet things after her! So ya oughtta feel a bit safer knowin' what ya just read.

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    I saw a group of about 5 dual rotar helicopters fly over in formation last month. Its a cool site to see. If you ever get a chance to attend a military airshow, do it. There is no event that will make you feel more patriotic then seeing a F117 stealth fighter fly by at nearly 600 miles an hour.

    There was also this low flying plane that came in real low over the castle one night just before the fireworks. It came in over Adventure land, and banked left just over the top of the castle and went out over toon-town. They had delayed the show 'in hopes of better conditions', and about 2 minutes after it flew over, they started the show. Could it have been a weather plane?
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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    There's been an increase in activity at the Los Al air base this past month... I've seen many jets, new and old, cross the skies, as well as plenty of copters. My guess is that they are gearing up to maybe be shipped overseas for the conflict w/ Russia that boiled up at the start of the Olympic Games. I wish I could have seen that flyover though...







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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey's Girl View Post
    "That's the sound of Freedom!" Give 'em a wave and say "Thank you!"
    so say we all!

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    Cool Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Quote Originally Posted by SeaWolf38 View Post
    There's been an increase in activity at the Los Al air base this past month... I've seen many jets, new and old, cross the skies, as well as plenty of copters. My guess is that they are gearing up to maybe be shipped overseas for the conflict w/ Russia that boiled up at the start of the Olympic Games. I wish I could have seen that flyover though...
    I lived under the landing pattern for Los Al. Huge fun! Saw the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, Air Force One (at night, under a full moon with landing gear down, so low we waved to the pilot), and countless other birds. George HW Bush used to go over in Marine One to go the the Hilton across from Disneyland. (He liked their clam chowder.)

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Yeah, Disneyland does exist in the real world, and it so happens that its position in said world is near several military bases.

    I see them all the time, no big deal.

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Britt took some awesome photos of the jets!!

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    I have seen this a few times as well. I thought at one time the park had a no fly zone law or something but that was a long time ago.
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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    I believe that it has been lifted.

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
    I believe that it has been lifted.
    Even if it hasnt, I would bet that the military is exempt.

    Looks like some see this a a ho-hum subject, seemed out of the ordinary for me. In 25+ visits in the last year and a half, cant say I ever remember it happening.

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    Re: Fighter Jet Flyover 9/8

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
    Britt took some awesome photos of the jets!!
    Britt Deitz is actually more well known for his aircraft photography than his Disney stuff. That guy has gone up in so many famous planes, and had the oppurtunity to photograph so many different aircraft.
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