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Unread post09 Sep 2017, 06:24

So what happens to aircraft based in the path of a hurricane? Did they empty Eglin air force base or Pensacola and Key West? or are they locked up in the hangars to ride out the storm?
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Unread post09 Sep 2017, 08:56

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Unread post09 Sep 2017, 17:46

It depends. If it's small probably ride it out; if it looks big they'll fly out.
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Unread post09 Sep 2017, 18:20

popcorn wrote:http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a22759/nasa-rescues-air-force-tropical-storm/?zoomable


That must've been the prettiest place in the world, even for a brief moment.
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Unread post09 Sep 2017, 21:39

nutshell wrote:That must've been the prettiest place in the world, even for a brief moment.


Even without a squadron of Raptors the LaRC hangar is pretty neat to visit.
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Unread post09 Sep 2017, 22:44

About 100 helicopters shifted from Georgia to NAS Pensacola.
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Unread post10 Sep 2017, 03:57

All aircraft have reportedly been evacuated from MacDill. Based on storm surge projections, that base may be underwater tomorrow night, and my parents possibly won't have a house.
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Unread post10 Sep 2017, 05:05

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Unread post10 Sep 2017, 08:05

edpop wrote:https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2017/09/08/air-force-evacuates-planes-ahead-of-hurricane-irma/


Thanks for the link, figured they would have to be evacuating with how many aircraft the military has in Florida and the coastline of the Atlantic and gulf.
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Unread post10 Sep 2017, 13:32

Will theyy evacuate F-35s out of Eglin? I believe its on the edge of the current cone.

I know we are sweating it out over a couple counties to the west :O
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Unread post10 Sep 2017, 19:27

Carswell JRB's flightline is packed right now. The JRB's Facebook page has pics of the evacuated planes. I saw at least 8 F-22s arrive from Tyndall and a set of Aggressor-painted F-5s/T-38s (didn't get a close look) arrive on Friday when I did the Commissary run with the Chief.
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Unread post10 Sep 2017, 21:22

Saw some T-38s Thursday as well. Missed the F-22s unfortunately, although I think I heard them.
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Unread post11 Sep 2017, 00:10

southernphantom wrote: and my parents possibly won't have a house.


I hope everything will be fine.

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