Saturday, February 16, 2013

name that plane

Gotten buzzed by 4 of these at a time - three times so far this year...flying LOW.  Maybe they heard I have an assault rooster.  47,65,26,0,B,0

15 comments:

Tio Ron said...

C-130. No countermeasures, so unlikely to be an AC-

Sue Mackey said...

You're a famous man John Wells.

Fester said...

From the tail its a c130 out of Dyess

Dale said...

You live in the desert (within a UN designated reserve area), own WMD's, have a beard and dance with cows. LOL of course you are being watched.....really the plane has Texas Air National Guard markings so they're just getting some weekend stick time.

Phil said...

Texas air NG C130. Our Oklahoma gaurd has been really active lately, it's training season.

Al said...

C130 for sure. Why no numbers identifying the plane?

That's not right.

remmij said...

does appear to be visiting from KDYS, southwest of Abilene - 40th Airlift Squadron "Screaming Eagles" (C-130H/J) ("Dyess" Blue tail stripe) - C-130J "Super" Hercules sporting the 6 blade prop. Doesn't need to be an AC to be lethal - see the Harvest Hawk:
video of HH
in Afghanistan
blue tail
Dyess could be the source of B-1Bs that overfly you too. Carl will need a bunker... some of those things probably have XX pilots, who would take a dim view of being pecked from below... and there would be collateral damage.

remmij said...

guess it could be the 39th Airlift Squadron (39 AS) - Trailblazers - United States Air Force unit, also based at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. I don't know how to tell them apart from the photo.
btw, Dale's comment was pretty funny - DHS will probably cut&paste that description into their threat assessment profile - any cross species dancing will be suspect.
Trailblazers, Jungle Skippers

Jaime Carrizo said...

Have you folks out there seen Bright Orange planes, always three to a group, flying at hilltop level? About once or twice a month here in the hill country. figman

Rita B. said...

are the flags really displayed backwards or is the image flipped?

John Wells said...

Jaime...no orange planes so far.
Rita... http://www.marlowwhite.com/faq/f-why-is-the-flag-patch-reversed.html

David Hooper said...

Carl ain't skeered of no stinkin' plane!

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Had my own name those planes and helicopter game saturday morning while I was fishing in the St.Lucie river....Dear Leader was here...the majesty of royalty

Carlos said...

Practicing low-level terrain following to avoid radar for covert insertions I'd imagine. There was a a tethered blimp radar station just east of Marfa back in the 90's/00's.

perry said...

just got hip to TFL i love it i want to want rerout me washer discharge to a holding tank to supply my toilet....any ideals perry