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Hawk amongst the hens - C-5 over Niagara

  1. Sep 21, 2009 #1

    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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  3. Sep 21, 2009 #2
    They just wanted a better view of the falls.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 #3
    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).

    http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v316/133/69/5736845/n5736845_40656575_4917.jpg [Broken]

    http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v72/133/69/5736845/n5736845_34455219_4144.jpg [Broken]
     
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  5. Sep 21, 2009 #4

    lisab

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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.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 #5

    DaveC426913

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    I figure it was circling Niagara Int'l Airport, waiting to land.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2009 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    No, Dave, we've been watching you. Do you want to see the picture of you taking the pictures?
     
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