A great Sat morning on 3-29. Little Bird told me about 4 VFA-14 Tophatters F18E in the base and 5 CH 53 . Alliance having 6 VFA-25 FIst of the Fleet F-18E. Manage to get “special Permission” to get a off day pass from my lovely wife for such a day.
JRB was bustling with activities when I was driving on 820. Metup with my Oklahoma buddies Steve Kemper and Scott Meek by the taco Stand. but I have already miss the CH53 taking off. We were driving back on Lockheed martin Blvd when a sound of 2 F404 engine get me to stop and shoot a Sharpshooter F-18D taking off… Manage to climb up my truck’s top and shoot the Jet.
The later afternoon was more of a waiting game for the 4 VFA-14 jet to come out.., They finally did and was taxi out at about 2:30. right on the dot each aircraft took off with the CAG doing the 1st Afterburner run.
We did catch some T38C doing ILS approaches , C12 coming in on Options and also a single Jordanian gunship flying above. NO Spads,cowboys, KC130 or local traffic.