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Fighter Jet Over Town
updated: May 06, 2014, 2:12 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

A fighter jet flew in on Saturday and back out again on Sunday. I thought for sure someone would mention it on edhat, but I didn't see anything about it.

I would love to find out what kind it was and what it was doing here.. heard it's rare that it was just one jet and not 2. I think it was an f-18....maybe?

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 COMMENT 516899 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 03:00 PM

Yep, it sure looks like an 18 to me. Funny that you mentioned pairs. I was looking for the second one also.

 

 COMMENT 516911 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 03:32 PM

If you lived in San Diego you wouldn't jump every you see something like this pass overhead...

 

 COMMENT 516924 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 04:19 PM

OP here... If I lived in SD, of course I would jump every time one passed by. I love military aircraft.

 

 COMMENT 516925P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 04:24 PM

Didn't see it, but for sure heard it (we were walking into Albertson's)

 

 COMMENT 516929 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 04:36 PM

F-15, great pictures OP.

 

 COMMENT 516935 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 04:43 PM

F-18 Hornet, not an F-15.

 

 COMMENT 516949 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 05:12 PM

935 YES! I stand correct, good eye!

 

 COMMENT 516951 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 05:19 PM

Corporate owned or military?

 

 COMMENT 516953P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 05:21 PM

'private' military jets, no. Of the cold war era yes, but not these yet.

 

 COMMENT 516954P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 05:22 PM

It is because we don't live in SD that we were so interested about it. Thanks for the heads up should we ever do go to SD.

 

 COMMENT 516956 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 05:26 PM

thanks for posting the pictures!!

 

 COMMENT 516961P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 05:34 PM

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/128076/


privately owned jets?

 

 COMMENT 516967 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 06:01 PM

It buzzed DPHS on Sunday right after our baseball game ended. Pretty rad.

 

 COMMENT 516968 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-06 06:01 PM

The WS tail code suggests it belongs to VMFA-323, a F/A-18C with the USMC out of Miramar.

 

 MADMAX agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 07:06 AM

It is a F-18. I believe the fellow who flies this one is from Santa Barbara and went to DP. He is a Marine and comes to SB once a year.

I met him in the lobby and told him I was going to take it for a quick spin, he said "dont make me shoot you".

 

 COMMENT 517075 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 09:40 AM

That loud noise you hear overhead? That's the sound of freedom.

 

 COMMENT 517082 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 10:04 AM

I personally don't like hearing that some DP grad thought he would buzz the high school. It this is indeed true it is troubling. I live in the area and heard the plane and it was loud and scary. These jets should stay out of residential area and approach and exit the airport as close to the ocean as possible. Just because you are a miliary pilot does not mean you can't be an unthinking kid with a toy that they want to show off. You know, airports don't even have to receive advance notice that a military jet is landing there - it can happen at any time. I hope this incident was reported but it seems like the military skates on these issues too often. Oh am I complaining too much - well you try living under the noise of one of these jets - you wouldn't like it either.

 

 COMMENT 517089 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 10:17 AM

i spent 4 years living under these jets and the nights standing under them.

less than 15 sec's of noise, for people who give their lives sometimes.

 

 COMMENT 517101 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 10:50 AM

Since when is a fighter pilot authorized to take "his" jet home for the weekend? Our taxes are not for that.

 

 COMMENT 517114 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 11:28 AM

Re: COMMENT 517082
You really think that military jets shouldn't be able to fly over land.. Why? The runways facing the ocean are too small for fighter jets, so he's going to want to land on either runway 7 or 25, depending on the winds, and if he is making a VFR landing on Runway 7, by the time he reaches the 180 position he would be.. right around where you'd be complaining about him "buzzing" Dos Pueblos High School (assuming he's making left handed traffic), and if he was landing on 25 he would definitely be seen and heard from Dos Pueblos while executing the break. So thank you for complaining about a highly trained Naval Aviator making a standard landing at SBA, and how horrible is it that military jets can land at any airport at any time! How else will the hippies be notified to come protest their training mission?

 

 COMMENT 517140P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 12:15 PM

The guy's gotta fly a certain number of hours to keep current, so why not fly his jet home on leave? That's actually saving tax money.

 

 COMMENT 517143 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 12:28 PM

Lighten up 517082. During the Vietnam war, when I was in the Marine Corps I was stationed at a Naval Air Station that serviced both naval war planes, carrier planes (that had to practice touch and go landings) including fighters and fighter bombers as well as reconaisance aircraft and in addition a whole wing of Marine Air Group 11 (MAG 11). If you want to hear noise you need to hear A3ds, A4ds and F8Us landing or taking off especially when using their after-burners. These pilots are engaged in very dangerous and risky business for all of our safety and your putting up with a few seconds of noise is a price worth paying for the freedoms we enjoy because of their training, flying skills and the protection they give us.

 

 COMMENT 517144 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 12:30 PM

Well I applaud the DP grad Welldone!

 

 COMMENT 517212 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-07 03:41 PM

075 - The sound of freedom? In theory, that is. In the current age, that "loud sound overhead" is almost exclusively the sound of corporate welfare (parasitism) in action. War profiteers used to be tried for treason - now they get $Billions, on the taxpayer, without question.

 

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