What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
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04-11-2015, 04:40 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
(04-11-2015 02:59 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(01-11-2015 01:40 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  When I was in the Air Force, I was stationed at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, across the runway from what was then the General Dynamics (now Lockheed) factory. About every ten day r so, and F-16 would roll off the assembly line, and then they'd take it up and put it through its paces, a show that smoked any T-Birds or BA show I've seen.

And these clouds one day driving home from work:

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Those are the mammatus clouds that I mentioned in my post (not the same clouds, but the same type of clouds).

I had thought so, thanks for confirming.
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04-11-2015, 04:55 PM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2015 04:59 PM by Free Thought.)
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
(04-11-2015 03:44 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  I'm with Anjele on this one. Lightning is such an awesome sight and the sound. I love it.

What's not to love about it?

The particles in the air become excited by pressure and temperature change, and suddenly when excitation reaches its peak, a current forms from the heavens to the ground and passes through in an instant; the energy is so great that the very air around is ionised, producing plasma as the charge moves along its path. Instants later, the fact of the strike is reinforced; the air around expands with force akin to a sonic boom; a mighty explosion of sound befitting only such an event, and all those near have no choice but to hear and bear witness to the grandness and majesty of nature and it's forces at work, far larger than they may ever dream to be.

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04-11-2015, 05:00 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
(04-11-2015 04:55 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(04-11-2015 03:44 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  I'm with Anjele on this one. Lightning is such an awesome sight and the sound. I love it.

What's not to love about it?

The particles in the air become excited by pressure and temperature change, and suddenly when excitation reaches its peak, a current forms from the heavens to the ground and passes through in an instant; the energy is so great that the very air around is ionised, producing plasma as the charge moves along its path. Instants later, the fact of the strike is reinforced; the air around expands with force akin to a sonic boom; a mighty explosion of sound befitting only such an event, and all those near have no choice but to hear and bear witness to the grandness and majesty of nature and it's forces at work, far larger than they may ever dream to be.

Yabut, tell that to the dog hiding under the bed.
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04-11-2015, 06:17 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
FreeThought, our resident poet. Smile

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04-11-2015, 06:39 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
At an air show a B2 bomber buzzed the field, we could see it coming but could not hear a sound until the motherfucker flew past, then my underwear got sucked out of my shorts when it hit the afterburners.

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04-11-2015, 06:48 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
(04-11-2015 06:17 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  FreeThought, our resident poet. Smile

Needs more haiku.

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04-11-2015, 08:20 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
Another cool lightning day.
I was flying home from Yakima at 8500', and this storm was walking north past Mt. Adams on lightning legs. I gave it a wide berth out of respect for the power, and passed north of Mt. Rainier.
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04-11-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
(04-11-2015 06:39 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  At an air show a B2 bomber buzzed the field, we could see it coming but could not hear a sound until the motherfucker flew past, then my underwear got sucked out of my shorts when it hit the afterburners.

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Not to nitpick, but they don't have afterburners.
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04-11-2015, 08:42 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
chemtrails

the satellite that shots a gay ray

Birds and bats always impress me.

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04-11-2015, 09:25 PM
RE: What's the coolest thing you have seen in the sky?
(04-11-2015 08:35 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(04-11-2015 06:39 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  At an air show a B2 bomber buzzed the field, we could see it coming but could not hear a sound until the motherfucker flew past, then my underwear got sucked out of my shorts when it hit the afterburners.

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Not to nitpick, but they don't have afterburners.

Perhaps a Bone? (B1 bomber)

They are cooler than the B2, anyway. It was just a big deal to me that I saw the first-ever flyby, unannounced; it just showed up and flew over during a "parade" of aircraft that were making flybys for the game.

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