Monkey Man gets a fly over!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sniper-66, Feb 21, 2006.


  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Gotta ask, Sniper. How often do they let you fly to the DC area? I work under the flight path to Dulles, but the home 20 is off the beaten track, and there's a pasture behind the house ---. (No place to shoot, but talk about cool points with the kids next door!!)
     
  2. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sorry, Ghrit, I wouldn't be able to fly to DC as it is considered a hostile fire area and I haven't been issued my body armor yet :D Actually, the furthest east I have been is Hershey Pensylvania. There is rumor we may have to go to North Carolina in the next week to pick up a couple aircraft, we will see about that. If I ever do make it that direction though, I will make it a point to at least give you a MM style fly-over!
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    :lol: DC is indeed high risk, especially NE and SW. But this is about 35 miles out. Maybe gunkid can shoot that far with his 223, but the average loon in DC is accurate for about 5 feet.

    You'll be welcome if you do get into this area, tho,' with or without air support. [winkthumb]
     
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well, kind of hard to judge accuratly but would say under 100 feet as you came over the house, even in the dark and with bad eyes could clearly see the landing gear and even the seams in the metal on the belly of the birds. As to speed you were going slower than the trafic usualy dose on the highway out front so under 50 MPH ground speed anyhow would be my guess.
     
  5. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thats why your AA was ineffective! Bruuhaaaaaa (in my most evil laugh) We were at 500' and doing 120 knots! That equates out to about 135 Mph! Truely, that is why the insurgents have a hard time taking aircraft down with small arms, they can't figure out how much lead it takes to hit us where it hurts. Also why the tail booms are full of holes! The size of the Blackhawk throws most people off in their distance estimation.
     
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Those must be some huge ass seams on the bottoms of those things too, or are there bars or something going across the bottom? I know I could see lines on the bottom of the birds that I figured was where the plates/sheets bolted togather, that was one of the main reasons I figured was that low and compareing that height to how quick you passed woud explain being that far off on speed.
    Say was also wondering, do the birds have armor now? I know from what I understood the older ones were just sheet metal and didnt stop anything from coming through the floors and was just wondering if they had ever managed to overcome the weight problem and fig that. Knew or knew of more than one guy from Vietnam that got hit through the floor of a chopper when they didnt bother to sit on their helmets like they were supposed to...one of them lost one of his testicals that way. :shock: :eek:
     
  7. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Actually, we just brought them back from desert mod, they got the aircraft ready for the B kits and that is when they will put the Kevlar floor matting down. Right now, the armored seats are all we have.
    The lines you saw were the rivet lines of the aircraft. They can be very noticeable from some distance.
     
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ok, I figured thats what they were, I just didnt think they would be that noticable especialy at night that far away, also havent been up close to the birds enouph to know what the actual size is on most of them...I mean you start talking shinook (sp?) and I know you are talking something the size of a semi or bigger but was thinking the black hawks were more like the hughey or some such.
     
  9. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Working Monkey Founding Member

  10. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ha! They don't eve list the A model on their website anymore! That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
     
  11. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Melbo, your turn. I just got assigned a mission to go to Salisbury NC to pick an aircraft and bring it home next Wednesday. Looks right now like we are going to refuel in Knoxville. Don't know where the sugarloaf mountains are, need directions or close proximity so that I can effect your fly over if possible.
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member


    Not in my Direct path. Sent you a lat and long
     
  13. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Don't you ever have to go to Jax? :D


    Oh yeah...that's a Naval Air Station down there, isn't it?



    Very cool , what you did! [applaud]
     
  14. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Looks like Melbo is going to get a fly over now! By the way, while researching your place, I now know where knob creek is!! [touchdown]
     
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [winkthumb]
     
  16. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Working Monkey Founding Member

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    Hope your visit doesn't look like this.
     
  17. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Depends...do I get to be one of the guys repelling? I enjoy it so as long as it was me comeing down or friends and not 'unplesant' folks then could be cool. b::
     
  18. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    No, these won't be our aircraft, so will probably just be another fly over and some light flashing!
     
  19. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Come on S... Shoot something at me!
     
  20. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Highly recommend a chaff dump --.
     
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