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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default What's with all the F-16's in GR????

I work about a mile from GRR International and there's a group of fighter jets banking around right in front of our building. They are doing high speed menuvers , banks, ect.

I was outside on the cell phone when they started and it was deafening!

2 at a time near the airport and about 10 hanging out just to the west circling.

WOW! I could see the flames coming out the ass ends of afterburners!!!!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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Amway under attack possibly?
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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Maybe I should reconsider driving home
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Pokerob is probably painting a giant Meballs on the runway.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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That was from Oct. 2009......

Good try....
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:46 AM   #6
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the only hits I am getting are hits on web is the Oct 2009 of a pilot that passed out and crashed in Indiana.

He took off from GR and crashed later.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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Pokerob is probably painting a giant Meballs on the runway.
Probably......

They are all gone now, but that was definately the highlight of the week around here.
I came in from outside watching it and everyone else in the office was up against the glass like a bunch of school kids "Ooh-ing and Ahh-ing"
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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Ummm, that article is from October of 2009. I hope the F-16's are not still circling from then.
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That was from Oct. 2009......

Good try....
Damn it.... I noticed the time stamp was 1:04... then noticed the clock it was not eve 1:00 PM yet. I thought I deleted it and was home free.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:50 AM   #10
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I just shot an e-mail to my buddy down at Grissom Airbase to see if he knows anything. I'll update if I hear back from him today....
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Ummm, that article is from October of 2009. I hope the F-16's are not still circling from then.
I finally noticed that.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:57 AM   #12
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OK- No clue from him.... On a funny note- he called them "Lawn Darts" LOL!!!!
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Is BO or his VP in town? They could be flying security for something like that.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 01:10 PM   #14
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OK_ the word in the air (from a verified source) is that they are actually F-18's doing Maneuvers today over the lovely business district of Kentwood, MI. AKA Emerald Spa Corperation.....

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 01:12 PM   #15
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They are prob the ones that were stationed out here at SANGB, there was a squad of F-16s here for years and they were transfered out along with the KC-135s and the transports in exchange for A-10s and a few Chinooks
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was just going to say is that the national guard uses that airport as a base so they might just be tossing lawn darts...
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 01:15 PM   #17
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My military buddy suggested that too.... But he hadn't heard that they were coming here....
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I know the big planes (transport and KC-135s went to the east coast, dont remember for sure where the fighters wound up....prob GR because thats where the A-10s and Chinooks were.

I can check with a buddy of mine, he is in the ANG out there in GR
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Nice! If that's the case, I'm going to start eating my lunches in the overflow parking lot at the airport. I love those things!!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:17 PM   #20
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