Awesome F-15 low flyby at Washougal

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7/30/2018 8:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 8:57 AM

What an AWESOME opening ceremony with the guitar national anthem and the F-15 low flyby with afterburners! Best one I've ever seen there for sure. Any one else who was there please weigh in with your thoughts on it.

Here's one of the pilots who flew it. Photo

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7/30/2018 9:26 AM

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Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

7/30/2018 9:27 AM

Best part of the day!

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

7/30/2018 9:48 AM

The sound of freedom!

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7/30/2018 9:50 AM

It was awesone. We were up between the downhill and the sand, people including myself were losing it. So bad ass.

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Go Hawks!

7/30/2018 10:09 AM

Twas a goosebump moment, for sure!

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7/30/2018 10:11 AM

The blue angels and based out of Annapolis near Budds Creek. Someone make it happen

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Greg D.
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7/30/2018 10:13 AM

GregDVT wrote:

The blue angels and based out of Annapolis near Budds Creek. Someone make it happen

Pensacola, FL

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7/30/2018 10:18 AM

So low and that bank was incredible. They fly outside of our offices daily in Boise but never that low. Thanks to whoever made that happen.

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7/30/2018 10:21 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 10:21 AM

GregDVT wrote:

The blue angels and based out of Annapolis near Budds Creek. Someone make it happen

NAS Pensacola. Thunderbirds at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas.

I was outside the room when I heard them say there'd be an F-15 fly-by, so I popped in to see if they had it right. When it comes to military aircraft, TV guys (news people or otherwise) will call anything just about anything. Yeah, I knew there's an F-15C ANG wing based in Portland, but I still gave it the eye test.



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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

7/30/2018 10:21 AM

Proud moment for sure, as an American and retired Air Force F-15 Crew Chief. On another note, Tomac was just on fire.

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7/30/2018 10:46 AM

very cool.

i remember they used to do it at the Vegas SX every year and gave me the biggest chills

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7/30/2018 10:52 AM

Definitely a good way to start the moto's. Got the adrenaline running that's for sure.

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7/30/2018 11:35 AM

A ton of respect for those guy's, the requirement/ training they have to go through to earn their wings is insane...they're not normal, cool I was grinning with pride with the fly-by, looked good for the sport also.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

7/30/2018 11:40 AM

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7/30/2018 1:52 PM

I saw on Instagram the guy playing the guitar was Beau Bamberg, been in the freestyle game forever!

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7/30/2018 2:20 PM

A little Top Gun theme thrown in too. Nice!

I was at the Long Beach Grand Prix earlier this year and a Raptor F22? came in low over the ocean and did an afterburner bank over the course. The crowd was just stunned. Such a gnarly demonstration of brute power and technology. I guess if you're around that a lot you get used to it but my ears are still ringing months later. lol Really something to see and feel.

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7/30/2018 2:23 PM

Any video of this?

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7/30/2018 2:37 PM

Heard a loud roar in the shop at work last week and hopped outside to see what was buzzing over low. It wasn't low at all but looked like an F15 at about 10,000 ft WFO. Still lous as f'. It was pretty cool, freedom boner cool.

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7/30/2018 2:49 PM

I can watch fast fighter jets all day, love the noise!!!!! smile

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7/30/2018 3:03 PM

That is fantastic. One of my cousins and I use to play fighter planes together as kids. He'd always take the F-16 and I'd always take the F-15.

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7/30/2018 3:29 PM

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7/30/2018 4:09 PM

No afterburners, as best I could tell.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

7/30/2018 4:29 PM

That was amazing and if i remember right when they interviewed one of the pilots he said he was a big moto fan and his kids race mx.

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7/30/2018 5:26 PM

Sharpe325 wrote:

That was amazing and if i remember right when they interviewed one of the pilots he said he was a big moto fan and his kids race mx.

Some 20 years ago while on my way to the Mammoth Mtn MX, on hwy 395, an F-14 tomcat lowered itself down to about 150 ft or so and slowed way down to shadow me while I was driving my box van. For an instant, the pilot and I caught eye site with each other, and then he was gone. Problem was I was alone and couldn’t tell anyone. It was the best moment of the week.

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7/30/2018 5:28 PM

Jt$ wrote:

So low and that bank was incredible. They fly outside of our offices daily in Boise but never that low. Thanks to whoever made that happen.

Taxpayers.

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7/30/2018 5:32 PM

daemon616 wrote:

Taxpayers.

That’s me! Newmann approved flyover...wink

Freedom boners for all! ??

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7/30/2018 5:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 5:35 PM

tireguy111 wrote:

Some 20 years ago while on my way to the Mammoth Mtn MX, on hwy 395, an F-14 tomcat lowered itself down to about 150 ft or so and slowed way down to shadow me while I was driving my box van. For an instant, the pilot and I caught eye site with each other, and then he was gone. Problem was I was alone and couldn’t tell anyone. It was the best moment of the week.

Then Maverick felt a renewed need for speed.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

7/30/2018 5:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 5:54 PM

Jt$ wrote:

So low and that bank was incredible. They fly outside of our offices daily in Boise but never that low. Thanks to whoever made that happen.

daemon616 wrote:

Taxpayers.

newmann wrote:

That’s me! Newmann approved flyover...wink

Freedom boners for all! ??

In addition, the flyovers are considered a valuable recruitment tool..there is a shortage of pilots.

The free world can look at these flyovers as a critical part of their national defense ..

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7/30/2018 6:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 6:12 PM

daemon616 wrote:

Taxpayers.

newmann wrote:

That’s me! Newmann approved flyover...wink

Freedom boners for all! ??

Brad460 wrote:

In addition, the flyovers are considered a valuable recruitment tool..there is a shortage of pilots.

The free world can look at these flyovers as a critical part of their national defense ..

I'm kinda skeptical about any pilot shortage. We have nowhere near as many fighter wings as we did at the end of the Cold War, and with continued advances in precision munitions and increased reliance on RPAs (remotely piloted aircraft), fighter wings are much smaller than they once were. (With precision munitions and "stealth" technology, missions require far fewer aircraft to accomplish.) Where a standard fighter wing used to comprise three squadrons of 24 aircraft, now it's more likely to be two squadrons of 20, maybe more like two of 15.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.