Hawk amongst the hens - C-5 over Niagara

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DaveC426913
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This fella circled the Niagara area at least ten times while I watched. It had the distinct configuration of a C-5 in the wings tail and 4 engines, which was my first thought but it didn't look much larger than a commercial jet.

I was about to post for suggestions about what it was but, checking online, it's pretty clear it's a C-5.

I guess it was just flying higher than I thought.

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They just wanted a better view of the falls.
 
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Here are some pictures I took of one at an air show a few years ago to give you perspective of how big it really is: (Dave's pictures don't do it justice).

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http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v72/133/69/5736845/n5736845_34455219_4144.jpg [Broken]
 
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So where are the hens :smile:?

About 15 years ago, we were on a camping trip to eastern Washington state, in the area where the Columbia river used to run about 10,000-15,000 years ago. The area looks like this:

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The campground was in a deep, narrow canyon. We were setting up the tent when suddenly a *huge* plane came screaming down the canyon...I thought it was going to crash on us!!

I have no idea how to judge how low it was...but I clearly saw rivets :surprised.
 
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So where are the hens :smile:?
I figure it was circling Niagara Int'l Airport, waiting to land.
 
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I figure it was circling Niagara Int'l Airport, waiting to land.
No, Dave, we've been watching you. Do you want to see the picture of you taking the pictures?
 

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