Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Monday, July 25, 2016
a busy night...
Apparently there was another jet buzzing the Bid Bend all night but I slept through it since my swamp cooler fan tends to drown out outside noise. My buddy Ronald heard it (but didn't see any lights) and sent me a message about it. Turns out it was a Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) - an airborne communications relay and gateway system. The plane is a USAF E-11A...a modified Bombardier Global Express 6000 that is a small jet that has incredible range. Last night's test flight originated near Orlando, Florida and ended at McAllen, Texas. The flight lasted almost 10 hours and he looped around the Big Bend at least 15 times from 10 PM until 4 AM. 99,102,82,0,B