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DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: jh
Date: May 03, 2020 03:40PM
Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 03, 2020 03:41PM
Expensive stunts, those are.



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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 03, 2020 04:18PM
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Expensive stunts, those are.
agree smiley
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: May 03, 2020 04:38PM
Your tax dollars at waste...should have been used as hazard pay for nurses, PCTs and other hospital staff that don't make enough to go through this particular life.



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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 03, 2020 05:15PM
It is a common misconception that flyovers cost taxpayers extra. They do not cost anything that wasn't going to paid anyway. Pilots are required to fly a minimum number of hours every month for training purposes. Flyovers help fulfill those hours; pilots would have been flying someplace in any case (usually over open desert or water).

So the flyovers allow the public to see these training flights that would have otherwise been unobserved.



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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: May 03, 2020 05:21PM
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Ombligo
It is a common misconception that flyovers cost taxpayers extra. They do not cost anything that wasn't going to paid anyway. Pilots are required to fly a minimum number of hours every month for training purposes. Flyovers help fulfill those hours; pilots would have been flying someplace in any case (usually over open desert or water).

So the flyovers allow the public to see these training flights that would have otherwise been unobserved.

Thank you for saving me the trouble of typing that.
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 03, 2020 05:57PM
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Will Collier
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Ombligo
It is a common misconception that flyovers cost taxpayers extra. They do not cost anything that wasn't going to paid anyway. Pilots are required to fly a minimum number of hours every month for training purposes. Flyovers help fulfill those hours; pilots would have been flying someplace in any case (usually over open desert or water).

So the flyovers allow the public to see these training flights that would have otherwise been unobserved.

Thank you for saving me the trouble of typing that.

The same can't be said for Blue Angles.



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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: DavidS
Date: May 03, 2020 07:27PM
They flew over many of the hospitals in Atlanta yesterday. As great as it was to see them (they flew by my office twice), it as not good to see all the people crowded in parking lots (including of the hospitals), not practicing social distancing, and not wearing any face masks. I fear this flyover will just serve to drum up more business for the healthcare workers they were intended to honor in the weeks to come.
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 03, 2020 11:51PM
The Blue Angels are flying training flights? For what-being Blue Angels?
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Diana
Date: May 04, 2020 03:06AM
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jonny
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Ombligo
It is a common misconception that flyovers cost taxpayers extra. They do not cost anything that wasn't going to paid anyway. Pilots are required to fly a minimum number of hours every month for training purposes. Flyovers help fulfill those hours; pilots would have been flying someplace in any case (usually over open desert or water).

So the flyovers allow the public to see these training flights that would have otherwise been unobserved.

Thank you for saving me the trouble of typing that.

The same can't be said for Blue Angles.

Right. The Blue “Angles” are what? Isosceles?

You are speaking of two different groups from two different armed forces. Both require the best of their respective aviators, and it is highly competitive to stay in them. For those who don’t know, and it seems that some here may not, the Thunderbirds are Air Force, and the Blue Angels are Navy, as in those who fly off aircraft carriers. How can you tell the difference, apart from the aircraft, the uniform or the markings on the plane? Watch them land. Those who hit the runway a bit further down are not those who serve on the carriers. Of the two groups, I’d rather see the Angels. But that’s my own opinion.

And yes, they also need practice to stay in top shape.
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 04, 2020 04:56AM
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anonymouse1
The Blue Angels are flying training flights? For what-being Blue Angels?

For being Naval Aviators.

The Navy requires all pilots to average 20 hrs per month of flight time, but fighter pilots are expected to average more while land-based.
The USAF requires pilots to have 17 hrs of flight time per month.



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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Michael
Date: May 04, 2020 05:10AM
You know, even if it was a waste of money, I'd be happy to see it. Our government wastes so much money that letting us see something that's pretty cool, even if a "waste," is worth it to me.

Having said that, my first impression was that it's a cool way to do required practice flights while we get to enjoy it.
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: May 04, 2020 06:01AM
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Diana
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Will Collier
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Ombligo
It is a common misconception that flyovers cost taxpayers extra. They do not cost anything that wasn't going to paid anyway. Pilots are required to fly a minimum number of hours every month for training purposes. Flyovers help fulfill those hours; pilots would have been flying someplace in any case (usually over open desert or water).

So the flyovers allow the public to see these training flights that would have otherwise been unobserved.

Thank you for saving me the trouble of typing that.

The same can't be said for Blue Angles.

Right. The Blue “Angles” are what? Isosceles?

You are speaking of two different groups from two different armed forces. Both require the best of their respective aviators, and it is highly competitive to stay in them. For those who don’t know, and it seems that some here may not, the Thunderbirds are Air Force, and the Blue Angels are Navy, as in those who fly off aircraft carriers. How can you tell the difference, apart from the aircraft, the uniform or the markings on the plane? Watch them land. Those who hit the runway a bit further down are not those who serve on the carriers. Of the two groups, I’d rather see the Angels. But that’s my own opinion.

And yes, they also need practice to stay in top shape.

Imagine thinking you can fly like that and never have to train, you just jump in on air show day. Sheesh.
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: May 04, 2020 08:43AM
Great video! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 04, 2020 12:52PM
It's hilarious to hear talk about the relative expense of demonstration pilots perform public flyover, as though the very existence of two demonstration groups of military aircraft and pilots itself poses no questions.



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Re: DoD Video Of DC Flyover Of Blue Angels Thunderbirds
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 04, 2020 01:06PM
The Blue Angels fly over SF for 3 days every year. Not being a nervous pet owner or someone suffering from PTSD, I don't pay them much mind besides the screaming noise. I can't, however, put out of my mind the fact that there are several air show accidents every year and that if one of these planes or pilots ever malfunctioned and flew into downtown SF, that would pretty much end the spectacle for good - along with many lives.
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