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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    I don't think most military aircraft is registered in a way that could be viewed on an internet site. Come on, think about it. Do you really want other countries to be able to track all our military aircraft? That would be basically handing over all air defense to the enemy.
    i again commend you on clearness of thought.

    way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth i had a job dredging oysters on the chesapeake bay.
    yankee is right when he says there is some CRAZY SHEET flying over and around dc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    I don't think most military aircraft is registered in a way that could be viewed on an internet site. Come on, think about it. Do you really want other countries to be able to track all our military aircraft? That would be basically handing over all air defense to the enemy.
    i again commend you on clearness of thought.

    way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth i had a job dredging oysters on the chesapeake bay.
    yankee is right when he says there is some CRAZY SHEET flying over and around dc.

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    The maps are very misleading because the scale of the planes is way off. Approx 15 of the planes would make up the length of Baja making each plane almost 100 miles long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    I don't think most military aircraft is registered in a way that could be viewed on an internet site. Come on, think about it. Do you really want other countries to be able to track all our military aircraft? That would be basically handing over all air defense to the enemy. The AF flies drills and such all the time. I drive by Charleston AFB daily and always see the big cargo jets flying around the area.
    There's many flights in & out of AAFB every day up here. Same as what you're saying. Based on some of their flight patterns, yes, I do think that the towers at DCA, IAD & BWI know who is what up in the air - - usually.

    I also know that our government's capacity for doing incredibly ignorant / stunningly stupid stuff is basically unlimited; so, yeah, I think it's entirely plausible that other countries are tracking our milcraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    There's many flights in & out of AAFB every day up here. Same as what you're saying. Based on some of their flight patterns, yes, I do think that the towers at DCA, IAD & BWI know who is what up in the air - - usually.

    I also know that our government's capacity for doing incredibly ignorant / stunningly stupid stuff is basically unlimited; so, yeah, I think it's entirely plausible that other countries are tracking our milcraft.
    Let's hope it isn't countries that want us dead.

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    In VB and Nerferk, we're surrounded by every baby killing flying device known to man. And they're in the air constantly. They do this thing called Touch and go where all they do is fly around, act like they're landing then blast off. the noise is deafening. So it would hard to keep track of those.
    the bases are surrounded by cities. My grandkids school is in the flight path less than a mile from the landing strips. there have been several "accidents" since I moved here. The last one was a jet falling out of the sky last easter in an apt complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Plus, people who are in Special Ops & SEALs all of a sudden drop out of sight from social stuff when something is about to go down.
    Yep, got a good friend who's been high level in military intelligence for a couple decades now. I always know when something's going down as he disappears about 3 months ahead of time. From Panama onward...he's one of the guys who goes in early. Cool when stuff gets declassified and he can talk about it with me. Used to bring me declassified stuff back from his trips to the pentagon. Papers on nanotech and stuff back in the 90s. Gave me his beret from Bosnia and some maps, other cool swag from other places.

    The go or no go decision is always made way before it happens. The last couple months are just a dog and pony show for the masses. Saddam could have got on the roof with every major network and said "I SURRENDER UNCONDITIONALLY" and it wouldn't have made any diff. We don't deploy like that and just walk away. Gotta clean out some old inventory at least.

    BTW - the MIB exist. No idea if they are hunting aliens or not, but my bud has seen them. He was at a secret CIA site on the elevator. Had access to every floor, except one. Only black badges got on that floor, and he'd never even seen anyone with a black badge. Guy gets on with a black badge. Black suit, white shirt, sunglasses, and a case handcuffed to his wrist. The intel guy in him really wanted to know what was in that briefcase. The regular joe in him didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    In VB and Nerferk, we're surrounded by every baby killing flying device known to man. And they're in the air constantly. They do this thing called Touch and go where all they do is fly around, act like they're landing then blast off. the noise is deafening. So it would hard to keep track of those.
    the bases are surrounded by cities. My grandkids school is in the flight path less than a mile from the landing strips. there have been several "accidents" since I moved here. The last one was a jet falling out of the sky last easter in an apt complex.
    I can usually see the color of their helmets.

    A girl in my neighborhood was dating one of those pilots. He was doing touch-n-go's one night and called her after his shift to tell her he could see her brushing her teeth through her bathroom window.

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    Guy I know lives in Old Beach, VB. When the USN pilots are doing those touch 'n go's, you can't even be heard talking to one another inside the house. He says to me, yah, I re-hang my pictures & stuff on the walls every 3 or 4 days 'cause they get jarred loose. 'The sound of freedom' yeah ok.

    GooseMagoo, that's a funky-cool anecdote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlokein View Post
    Yep, got a good friend who's been high level in military intelligence for a couple decades now. I always know when something's going down as he disappears about 3 months ahead of time. From Panama onward...he's one of the guys who goes in early. Cool when stuff gets declassified and he can talk about it with me. Used to bring me declassified stuff back from his trips to the pentagon. Papers on nanotech and stuff back in the 90s. Gave me his beret from Bosnia and some maps, other cool swag from other places.

    The go or no go decision is always made way before it happens. The last couple months are just a dog and pony show for the masses. Saddam could have got on the roof with every major network and said "I SURRENDER UNCONDITIONALLY" and it wouldn't have made any diff. We don't deploy like that and just walk away. Gotta clean out some old inventory at least.

    BTW - the MIB exist. No idea if they are hunting aliens or not, but my bud has seen them. He was at a secret CIA site on the elevator. Had access to every floor, except one. Only black badges got on that floor, and he'd never even seen anyone with a black badge. Guy gets on with a black badge. Black suit, white shirt, sunglasses, and a case handcuffed to his wrist. The intel guy in him really wanted to know what was in that briefcase. The regular joe in him didn't.
    Cool tales from the dark side, T.

    I've gone into office bldgs here in metro DC, where the red dome lights are flashing in the hallways, and when I go into specific offices to repair an item, everyone is sitting there staring at me, arms crossed, giant tarps rolled down from the ceiling over their work stations, until I depart the area.

    DARPA on Wilson Blvd is a real interesting place......not gonna say more.

    Unmarked choppers up overhead at 2am, doing pass after pass after pass. Are they spraying us....? Archy, are you on that shiiiite?

    Got a good story from the 1990's, when we drilled open a high-security GSA container dumped on us from a govt contractor. Container was supposed to have been empty. Far from it. Discovered docs that were marked TS plus whatever the ultra secret level up from there is.

    And those docs told us some insane things about what our govt was doing in other countries. One of those moments when we're reading the docs, look up at each other, eyes lock, one of us says 'we're doing active combat ops in (pick a country)??'...........ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow.

    So much insane crap that we stopped reading that stuff, slammed the drawers shut & called the govt contractor to get her arse over & get that stuff outta there pronto. She made it from her office in Bethesda to our place in Arlington in under 15 mins. Wheels screeching into the parking lot. Flinging all the docs into her car trunk. Flustered as hell. What a scene.
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