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Old Feb 11, 19, 9:21 pm
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Old Feb 11, 19, 11:03 pm
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I live under the Eglin AFB flight path and not too far from a Navy EOD school. Under most circumstances, the Department of Defense is pretty good at only blowing stuff up during normal business hours.

The only really freaky event is when they decide that 2:00am is the right time to relocate all the planes on base ahead of a possible hurricane strike. The F-35s are quite lout then.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by beachmouse View Post
The only really freaky event is when they decide that 2:00am is the right time to relocate all the planes on base ahead of a possible hurricane strike. The F-35s are quite lout then.
I have no idea why so much time and money was spent making the F-35 “stealthy” because it’s so darn loud that you don’t need a radar to detect it. You’ll be able to hear it.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by beachmouse View Post
The F-35s are quite lout then.
I've learned a new word today!

Dictionary result for lout

noun: lout; plural noun: louts

an uncouth and aggressive man or boy.
"drunken louts"

synonyms: ruffian, hooligan, thug, boor, oaf, hoodlum, rowdy, bully boy; informal yob, yobbo, tough, roughneck, bruiser, gorilla, yahoo; informal chav, hoodie; informal lug; informal ocker; informal hoon
"a crowd of drunken louts"
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Old Feb 12, 19, 7:59 am
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We used to live a few miles from Langley AFB. I loved the jet noise.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 8:07 am
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It's official: as of earlier this morning, we've had twenty inches of snow at MSP this month, and it's only February 12th. This makes it the fourth snowiest February in history and likely to move up the list and maybe make a new record during the next two weeks.

ADDED: We apparently made #4 in the recordbook at 6 am, and it's snowed an additional inch or two since then.

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Old Feb 12, 19, 9:09 am
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not to get into a “size matters” debate (lol), but snow at MSP is scarcely an unusual occurrence

as of early this morning SEA has exceeded 19” for the month — the most in the last 50 years ... in fact, in the past week the airport has received more than it typically gets in an entire winter
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
not to get into a “size matters” debate (lol), but snow at MSP is scarcely an unusual occurrence

as of early this morning SEA has exceeded 19” for the month — the most in the last 50 years ... in fact, in the past week the airport has received more than it typically gets in an entire winter
I blame it on global warming.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by Howste View Post
I've learned a new word today!
If you've ever met fighter pilots, sounds like that definition of "lout" is fitting and applicable.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by ATOBTTR View Post
If you've ever met fighter pilots, sounds like that definition of "lout" is fitting and applicable.
They fly over my house frequently, but I don't usually get to meet them.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 12:49 pm
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They fly over my house frequently, but I don't usually get to meet them.
It's probably a good thing you don't get to meet them when they are flying over your house.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 12:58 pm
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Yeah, the alternative would seem to be that there's an emergency landing in your yard, which would not be good for anyone.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 1:12 pm
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Yeah, the alternative would seem to be that there's an emergency landing in your yard, which would not be good for anyone.
Well if the pilots ejects and lands in his yard, chances are the plane landed in someone else’s yard.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 1:15 pm
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Well if the pilots ejects and lands in his yard, chances are the plane landed in someone else’s yard.
It still wouldn't be good for anyone, although of course it's better for you that the crash wasn't in your yard. The pilot could be injured or could damage your property on the way down.....
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Old Feb 12, 19, 1:19 pm
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I think I'll just wave at them as they pass if you don't mind.
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