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2011-04-27 06:19:56 PM  
Fark needs a BADASS tag.
 
2011-04-27 06:24:48 PM  
Niiiice
 
2011-04-27 06:32:01 PM  
This shall be shared on FB and become a desktop wallpaper.
 
2011-04-27 06:32:19 PM  
Transonic, shock waves starting to form. Ninety percent of the coolness of supersonic without the glass-shattering kabooms.
 
2011-04-27 07:00:47 PM  
If you've never seen the Angels perform up close, you should definitely do so. Where I live is right under their flight path when then do air shows here. Having 5 of those machines, wing tip to wing tip, blow over my house under 500 feet shakes the pictures off the walls. Very impressive. When they approach, you can't hear them and then BANG!! they're right on top of you rattling your teeth.
 
2011-04-27 07:20:49 PM  

GaryPDX: If you've never seen the Angels perform up close, you should definitely do so. Where I live is right under their flight path when then do air shows here. Having 5 of those machines, wing tip to wing tip, blow over my house under 500 feet shakes the pictures off the walls. Very impressive. When they approach, you can't hear them and then BANG!! they're right on top of you rattling your teeth.


When I was a kid in Annapolis twice I got to go out on the Severn river in a YP boat, they anchor in the river a few days before the annual show so the Angels can come in and practice. This was back when they were still flying A-4s. Both times got to stand up on top of the bridge (such as it is on a tiny YP), and have them blast 20 feet over our heads at 500+kts. Pure unadulterated awesome, but bring your ear protectors.

/csb
 
2011-04-27 08:15:22 PM  
this photo was great when it was taken ten years ago
 
2011-04-27 08:17:47 PM  

ultraholland: this photo was great when it was taken ten years ago


Eat doodoo...it's a great pic NOW!
 
2011-04-27 08:18:30 PM  
Yay, warplanes!

They should blow sh*t up to make it really realistic. :)
 
2011-04-27 08:19:03 PM  
The Angels look great, sure, but they harbor some deeply evil roots.

They aren't as well known for their attic-scanning technology, which was actually invented by the Nazis in World War II and secretly bought by Mexico and smuggled back the into USA even though they invented it. Wait.

It was specifically used to locate a very famous target, Helen Keller. She was later rendered blind, deaf, and retarded. Think about that next time you look at the sky, you self-righteous sons of biatches.
 
2011-04-27 08:19:12 PM  
Dad was Chief of Safety at Nellis when I was kid so I've got a soft spot for the Thunderbirds, myself. Never mind that the ones I knew are all dead..

After more airshows than I can even remember and seeing both teams dozens of times, currently the match point goes to the Angels because F-18s sound cooler than F-16s.

Also, great picture.
 
2011-04-27 08:19:24 PM  
I grew up going to airshows and the Blue angels specifically always had a great impression on me. I haven't thought about them in a while since I moved away. I wonder if they ever come to these neck of the woods. It'd be so awesome to see an airshow again. For this post's very reason. Human acheivement in flight is just so amazing these days.

Bad. Ass.
 
2011-04-27 08:19:31 PM  
ultraholland this photo was great when it was taken ten years ago

It was my desktop background for a while. Still is a very cool photo
 
2011-04-27 08:20:38 PM  

eatin' fetus: It was specifically used to locate a very famous target, Helen Keller.



Helen Keller never lived in Mexico. You are thinking of Frida Kahlo.
 
2011-04-27 08:20:54 PM  
jehovahs witness protection: Eat doodoo...it's a great pic NOW!

I know, it's actually impressive; I just wanted to be the "old news" asshole.
 
2011-04-27 08:21:36 PM  

whidbey: Yay, warplanes!

They should blow sh*t up to make it really realistic. :)


These are fine examples of American ingenuity and expertise. Why do you hate America?
 
2011-04-27 08:22:16 PM  
This picture is 6 months old from last year's fleet week. People get shots like this every year, including myself. Actually, I got a better one, but still.
 
2011-04-27 08:22:58 PM  

eatin' fetus: The Angels look great, sure, but they harbor some deeply evil roots.


No f*cking sh*t.

And every year here in Seattle, we have to put up with their noise and pro-war propaganda.

Gets old.

The 1980s called. Cowboy Ronnie has left the building.
 
2011-04-27 08:23:54 PM  

jaytkay: eatin' fetus: It was specifically used to locate a very famous target, Helen Keller.


Helen Keller never lived in Mexico. You are thinking of Frida Kahlo.


It is well known that Helen Keller lived in a basement in Mexico
 
2011-04-27 08:24:34 PM  

Mr Rusty Shackleford: This picture is 6 months old from last year's fleet week. People get shots like this every year, including myself. Actually, I got a better one, but still.


Well? Post it up, sport. Let's get this party started.
 
2011-04-27 08:25:05 PM  
When I saw this photo and the date on the article, I was like... "Wait, it's not Fleet Week yet, is it?"

(And no, it's not.)
 
2011-04-27 08:25:21 PM  

GaryPDX: These are fine examples of American ingenuity and expertise. Why do you hate America?


I love fleetweek in San Francisco. It's a mix of decent folks coming to watch an airshow, armed services people, tourists, and rabid anti military types. Bonus tip: hop on the ferry to angel island right as the Blue Angels time slot is approaching. Being on the bay with those guys zipping over you is something else - not many better vantage points exist.
 
2011-04-27 08:25:56 PM  

vossiewulf: Transonic, shock waves starting to form. Ninety percent of the coolness of supersonic without the glass-shattering kabooms.


THIS. Still a badass picture though.
 
2011-04-27 08:25:59 PM  
he's not really flying THAT close to the water. There's at least 15 feet between the bottom of the plain and the water.
 
2011-04-27 08:26:42 PM  

GaryPDX: Well? Post it up, sport. Let's get this party started.


Check back in a few hours after I make it home.
 
2011-04-27 08:27:50 PM  

whidbey: eatin' fetus: The Angels look great, sure, but they harbor some deeply evil roots.

No f*cking sh*t.

And every year here in Seattle, we have to put up with their noise and pro-war propaganda.

Gets old.

The 1980s called. Cowboy Ronnie has left the building.


Would you rather foreign jets fly over Seattle? Like the Mig? Or the Rafale C?
 
2011-04-27 08:30:37 PM  

Mr Rusty Shackleford: I love fleetweek in San Francisco. It's a mix of decent folks coming to watch an airshow, armed services people, tourists, and rabid anti military types


Sounds like Seafair up here. Except for the rabid anti-military types. ;)

And they all probably voted for McCain a few years back.
 
2011-04-27 08:30:44 PM  
Getting that series sent in a FW:FW:FW: chain a while ago is one of the few things about knowing some old / bold aviation types.

Photos are cool, but my imagination kicks in great when reading some of the public posted Sled Driver parts. Fastest in the valley what what.
 
2011-04-27 08:32:40 PM  
I believe that was 2008 or 9 when it happened. I've been sitting just on shore watching the show. Sometimes they fly so close overhead you have to duck and cover your fest from the jet wash. Very sweet.
 
2011-04-27 08:33:39 PM  

GaryPDX: whidbey: eatin' fetus: The Angels look great, sure, but they harbor some deeply evil roots.

No f*cking sh*t.

And every year here in Seattle, we have to put up with their noise and pro-war propaganda.

Gets old.

The 1980s called. Cowboy Ronnie has left the building.

Would you rather foreign jets fly over Seattle? Like the Mig? Or the Rafale C?


If it would mean you'd stop posting

/I don't really mean that
//more of a Sukhoi man myself
 
2011-04-27 08:37:29 PM  

prometa: I believe that was 2008 or 9 when it happened. I've been sitting just on shore watching the show. Sometimes they fly so close overhead you have to duck and cover your fest from the jet wash. Very sweet.


Either 2008 or 2010 - 2009 was overcast as hell both days IIRC and they did very short shows.
 
2011-04-27 08:37:55 PM  
Now, do that over a football stadium.
OUTRAGE!
 
2011-04-27 08:39:05 PM  
I live right outside of NAS Pensacola for flight school. The Angels are based out of here, and they're always flying around practicing. After seeing/hearing them so much you kinda stop paying attention.

However, walking out to the backyard and seeing them a few hundred feet above the neighborhood never gets old.
 
2011-04-27 08:40:32 PM  
old picture is your tax dollars at ( work ) play.
 
2011-04-27 08:42:10 PM  

GaryPDX: Where I live is right under their flight path when then do air shows here.


Hillsboro? You are a West Sider? Fark me. I would have never guessed it.

I always figured that the Bunker was east of Damascus somewhere...
 
2011-04-27 08:44:53 PM  

IoSaturnalia: GaryPDX: Where I live is right under their flight path when then do air shows here.

Hillsboro? You are a West Sider? Fark me. I would have never guessed it.

I always figured that the Bunker was east of Damascus somewhere...


SW Hills, Garden Home area, the Angels turn back over my house back to Hillsboro. They're in a multi-G turn when they go over my house back to Hillsboro.
 
2011-04-27 08:46:24 PM  

Mr Rusty Shackleford: Bonus tip: hop on the ferry to angel island right as the Blue Angels time slot is approaching.


But is Angel Island itself a good place to watch from? It's a little far from the northern waterfront area where the Blue Angels do most of their tricks.
 
2011-04-27 08:47:22 PM  
I flew one of these when I was 5.
 
2011-04-27 08:47:48 PM  

eatin' fetus: The Angels look great, sure, but they harbor some deeply evil roots.

They aren't as well known for their attic-scanning technology, which was actually invented by the Nazis in World War II and secretly bought by Mexico and smuggled back the into USA even though they invented it. Wait.

It was specifically used to locate a very famous target, Helen Keller. She was later rendered blind, deaf, and retarded. Think about that next time you look at the sky, you self-righteous sons of biatches.


Had to read upward of 500 posts to find this. Was worth every minute. Now I'm done. Thanks.
 
2011-04-27 08:47:49 PM  

thrgd456: he's not really flying THAT close to the water. There's at least 15 feet between the bottom of the plain and the water.


And his wings are 20 feet long. Plus, it's "plane".

Back when I was on the boat the pilots used to earn bragging rights by dragging the tailhook in the water. When no one but pilots were around, of course. Be a career ending move if the did it where the sandy vag crowd could see.
 
2011-04-27 08:49:51 PM  
 
2011-04-27 08:49:53 PM  

IoSaturnalia: Hillsboro? You are a West Sider? Fark me. I would have never guessed it.


Yup. Another privileged American lapping off the system he supposedly hates.

Big surprise.
 
2011-04-27 08:52:11 PM  

whidbey: IoSaturnalia: Hillsboro? You are a West Sider? Fark me. I would have never guessed it.

Yup. Another privileged American lapping off the system he supposedly hates.

Big surprise.


Wut? Care to explain?
 
2011-04-27 08:53:08 PM  
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Vapor porn.
 
2011-04-27 08:54:47 PM  

GaryPDX: If you've never seen the Angels perform up close, you should definitely do so. Where I live is right under their flight path when then do air shows here. Having 5 of those machines, wing tip to wing tip, blow over my house under 500 feet shakes the pictures off the walls. Very impressive. When they approach, you can't hear them and then BANG!! they're right on top of you rattling your teeth.


So true. Blue Angels > Thunderbirds any day of the week. Sorry Air Force. It's just the way it is.
 
2011-04-27 08:55:02 PM  
Did you notice the 'explanation' from the Mail that the shock waves were caused by the heat? Daft.

Incidentally, I was on a flight from LAX to HNL many years ago, and spent quite a while watching a shock wave hovering above the wing root on a DC10.

I realize that the airspeed of the craft wasn't anywhere near Mach 1, so I was surprised to see it. Any explanations, oh aeronautical Farkers?
 
2011-04-27 08:58:44 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: GaryPDX: If you've never seen the Angels perform up close, you should definitely do so. Where I live is right under their flight path when then do air shows here. Having 5 of those machines, wing tip to wing tip, blow over my house under 500 feet shakes the pictures off the walls. Very impressive. When they approach, you can't hear them and then BANG!! they're right on top of you rattling your teeth.

So true. Blue Angels > Thunderbirds any day of the week. Sorry Air Force. It's just the way it is.


Thunderchickens? Yeah. They suck.
 
2011-04-27 08:59:44 PM  
I love watching/hearing military jets. I still go up to Miramar from time to time to watch them fly around.

\on a sidenote went to a homecoming once at Miramar and got to get really close to some of the jets there. They are even cooler close up. And no they wouldn't take me for a ride :(
 
2011-04-27 08:59:46 PM  
Great picture but christ, whoever wrote the caption is completely ignorant of what he's looking at.
 
Al!
2011-04-27 09:00:35 PM  
Nice pic, but the article fails science class. The distortion isn't caused by heat at all. In fact, it is a lack of heat caused by perturbations in the shock cone surrounding the aircraft as it approaches trans-sonic speeds. If the conditions were better (meaning that the temperature in the wave was closer to the atmospheric dew point), you would see the characteristic cone of vapor that can be found in most instances of this sort of flight. If you look closely, you can see the wave behind the cockpit, and, paired with the wave behind the craft, it resembles precisely any number of trans-sonic flight photos.

The effect has a name and, again, it has nothing to do with heat generated by the aircraft: Prandtl-Glauert singularity (new window). Notice that at the top of that page there is an image of an F-18 exhibiting the exact same phenomena with a more accommodating ambient temperature and humidity. Compare and contrast.
 
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