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(Investors Business Daily)   Ever wonder what a NFL flyover looks like from the pilots view? Wonder no more. Just in time for Footballaday   (news.investors.com) divider line 32
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2013-12-08 12:29:37 PM  
Even our Navy can't refrain from vertical cell phone videos while flying jets.

Also, did somebody make doyner an admin? What's with all the Navy shiat today?
 
2013-12-08 12:32:18 PM  
Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again
 
2013-12-08 01:28:32 PM  

edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again


So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.
 
2013-12-08 01:31:06 PM  
I love the links below that.

"The man who could've saved us from Obama but punted."
"In a touching tribute to Mandella, Obama posts a picture of himself watching tv."
"Why is the government buying enough ammo to shoot every American 5 times?"

/Derper website is derpin' harrrrrrd.
 
2013-12-08 01:54:19 PM  

Third Day Mark: I love the links below that.

"The man who could've saved us from Obama but punted."
"In a touching tribute to Mandella, Obama posts a picture of himself watching tv."
"Why is the government buying enough ammo to shoot every American 5 times?"

/Derper website is derpin' harrrrrrd.


I couldn't resist clicking on this one, only to find out that "the man who could've saved us from Obama" is ... Ditka.

[hahaohwow.jpg]
 
2013-12-08 01:56:45 PM  

Robert1966: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.


Yes. We must never have any fun until the entire world is fed and at peace.
 
2013-12-08 01:58:20 PM  
The B-17 flyover at Lambeau a few weeks ago was awesome. It was super low too, I would assume because Green Bay doesn't have much air traffic or tall buildings. Would have gotten a video but I didn't want to watch it through my phone's screen.
 
2013-12-08 02:06:32 PM  
Oh man that made me think of playing Flight Simulators growing up. RIP Meigs Field.
 
2013-12-08 02:07:37 PM  

wichitaleaf: Robert1966: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.

Yes. We must never have any fun until the entire world is fed and at peace.


If the NFL pays for it I could care less.  Otherwise, yes...no fun; tough shiat.  If someone's going to biatch about my being poor and wanted to get paid better but seeing me out ANYWHERE having fun then you a--hole's don't get your fun on the government dime.
 
2013-12-08 02:10:32 PM  

edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again


I always thought they held at a fail safe point before going.  Or did Slim Pickens mislead me?
 
2013-12-08 02:10:37 PM  

edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again


Some kind of FAC @ 0:58?
 
2013-12-08 02:14:25 PM  

Robert1966: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.


Alternatively, it's a training run.
 
2013-12-08 02:19:14 PM  
I like that the pilot throws up the horns as he's on his take-off run.
 
2013-12-08 02:23:16 PM  
It'd be better if the guy singing stuck to the f'in melody instead of seemingly improvising the whole thing.
 
2013-12-08 02:36:18 PM  
Well, at least I know to not click on Investors dot com anymore. Just a bunch of anti-Obama propaganda.

You'd think they'd be a little more neutral to a president that trying to save big business from itself.
 
2013-12-08 02:39:07 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Robert1966: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.

Alternatively, it's a training run.


ZOMG THE SEEKRIT MUSLIM IS GOING TO BLOW UP THE SUPERB OWL!!!
 
2013-12-08 02:43:32 PM  
"You're too low damnit" i253.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-08 02:52:31 PM  

BigSnatch: The B-17 flyover at Lambeau a few weeks ago was awesome. It was super low too, I would assume because Green Bay doesn't have much air traffic or tall buildings. Would have gotten a video but I didn't want to watch it through my phone's screen.


My nephew has leukaemia and has been in treatment for 7 years (he's 15) and was able to get a private flight to that game, and the B-17 was at the same airfield so he got a private tour of the plane before going to the box seat provided by the Packers. Tears all around...
 
2013-12-08 02:59:07 PM  

oldweasel: BigSnatch: The B-17 flyover at Lambeau a few weeks ago was awesome. It was super low too, I would assume because Green Bay doesn't have much air traffic or tall buildings. Would have gotten a video but I didn't want to watch it through my phone's screen.

My nephew has leukaemia and has been in treatment for 7 years (he's 15) and was able to get a private flight to that game, and the B-17 was at the same airfield so he got a private tour of the plane before going to the box seat provided by the Packers. Tears all around...


That sounds fun! Why's everybody crying?
 
2013-12-08 03:31:42 PM  

Tenga: "You're too low damnit"


Video of the flyover at Georgia Tech in 2009 that got the pilots grounded for being too low:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnpAAoVeYQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOND1KRmCjo
 
2013-12-08 04:01:12 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: DeathByGeekSquad: Robert1966: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.

Alternatively, it's a training run.

ZOMG THE SEEKRIT MUSLIM IS GOING TO BLOW UP THE SUPERB OWL!!!


Nope, it's a training run for formation flying, mission timing, and flight path adherence?

You know, typical things you'd keep sharp both in and out of a simulator...
 
2013-12-08 04:08:21 PM  

Betep: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

Some kind of FAC @ 0:58?



There's a lot more to being a FAC.  This is just another pilot on the radio giving them updates to where the singer is in the National Anthem.  That way, the pilots can time the flyover with known "IPs" (initial points) based on time/speed.  Usually they key the mic for the last verse and the pilot can hear it as well as their jet noise if they hit it right.  It's especially useful when there are random delays and such.  Done properly, you cross the stadium right at the end of the word "brave."

There's a lot more involved in being a FAC.

/Done a couple flyovers.  Always fun.
//FAC too
 
2013-12-08 06:07:40 PM  
I thought all the ceremonial flyovers were grounded?
 
2013-12-08 06:08:19 PM  
never mind saw this was 2 years ago
 
2013-12-08 07:01:39 PM  

BigSnatch: The B-17 flyover at Lambeau a few weeks ago was awesome. It was super low too, I would assume because Green Bay doesn't have much air traffic or tall buildings. Would have gotten a video but I didn't want to watch it through my phone's screen.


Almost every time I fly into Green Bay, they are using the runway that gives the fans an AMAZING view into Lambeau. I always try to make a turn almost right over the stadium, and bank it as hard as reasonable. Not a Packer fan by any means, but, I respect the shiat out of that Stadium and am glad to do it.
 
2013-12-08 08:41:41 PM  

iron_city_ap: BigSnatch: The B-17 flyover at Lambeau a few weeks ago was awesome. It was super low too, I would assume because Green Bay doesn't have much air traffic or tall buildings. Would have gotten a video but I didn't want to watch it through my phone's screen.

Almost every time I fly into Green Bay, they are using the runway that gives the fans an AMAZING view into Lambeau. I always try to make a turn almost right over the stadium, and bank it as hard as reasonable. Not a Packer fan by any means, but, I respect the shiat out of that Stadium and am glad to do it.


Man looking at your profile .... I hope you're never my pilot. You couldn't even write your Fark bio sober, and fark is serious business.
 
2013-12-08 08:52:44 PM  

BigSnatch: The B-17 flyover at Lambeau a few weeks ago was awesome. It was super low too, I would assume because Green Bay doesn't have much air traffic or tall buildings. Would have gotten a video but I didn't want to watch it through my phone's screen.

Quickie -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT1d7WqdOJM

 
2013-12-08 09:25:27 PM  
AN IBD sighting outside of the Politics Tab. Derptastic!
 
2013-12-08 11:47:16 PM  
I love love LOVE flyovers! When I'm out at games, I have to restrain myself from clapping like a seal and squealing like a wee little girl. Great video! Derptastic link.... like, wow.

Third Day Mark: "Why is the government buying enough ammo to shoot every American 5 times?"


I didn't click on the link, but I'd like to take a guess: so that the military (who are either heroes or federal government scum, can never tell) can murder everyone so that the government no longer has to govern anyone, and they'll just import Chinese slave workers to do all the work while they live high on the hog with no more revolutionaries to contend with. That's the plan & investors dot com figured the whole thing out! We'd better enjoy our flyovers while we still can before Obummer takes them away!
 
HBK
2013-12-09 01:39:24 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Representative of the unwashed masses: DeathByGeekSquad: Robert1966: edmo: Man, I enjoyed doing those back in the day. Was only once involved with the playing of the National Anthem which is a pain because of timing. You can get yourself to a point at exactly when you should be there but it's really hard to adjust when the band/singer starts early/late.

/nice to see the military has found money for this again

So in other words, we're paying, whether we like it or not, to pump up the audience at a private sporting event? Yeah, that's super farking nice. I know it's hardly a drop in the bucket of military spending, but it's wasteful at a time when we can't even get a farking budget passed.

Alternatively, it's a training run.

ZOMG THE SEEKRIT MUSLIM IS GOING TO BLOW UP THE SUPERB OWL!!!

Nope, it's a training run for formation flying, mission timing, and flight path adherence?

You know, typical things you'd keep sharp both in and out of a simulator...


Plus, it's a hell of a great recruiting tool.
 
2013-12-09 10:27:46 AM  
It would have been more memorable with a couple of missile launches.
 
2013-12-09 10:50:28 AM  
Wow, that footage was amazing! Especially around :40, I thought it said the plane was a T-45, but that thing hovered in the upper deck next to the cubs sign like it was a Harrier.
 
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