Keeneone
Keeneone
  • Threads: 21
  • Posts: 1422
Joined: Aug 16, 2014
April 11th, 2020 at 11:01:52 AM permalink
Thunderbirds Las Vegas flyover 4/11/20 ~2:30pm. Look up but be careful. From the article:

"Las Vegas residents will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event. They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks and gathering in large groups to view the flyover."

http://afthunderbirds.com/site/2020/04/09/thunderbirds-honor-front-line-covid-19-responders-with-las-vegas-flyover/
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/thunderbirds-to-soar-above-valley-to-honor-those-battling-pandemic-2004466/
Keeneone
Keeneone
  • Threads: 21
  • Posts: 1422
Joined: Aug 16, 2014
April 11th, 2020 at 4:17:23 PM permalink
I did not see them. But I could hear them. They did not fly over Dignity St. Rose hospital (south LV valley) which is the closest hospital. But other people have posted videos around the internet. Cool stuff! Thanks T-Birds.




(These are not my videos)
DRich
DRich
  • Threads: 86
  • Posts: 11896
Joined: Jul 6, 2012
April 12th, 2020 at 9:10:28 AM permalink
We sat outside in our backyard and never saw them or heard them.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
TDVegas
TDVegas
  • Threads: 3
  • Posts: 1186
Joined: Oct 30, 2018
April 12th, 2020 at 9:33:46 AM permalink
I got a glimpse...but they went by fast. You can hear them coming...and leaving.

F-16 is an impressive jet...some 40+ years after introduction.
rxwine
rxwine
  • Threads: 213
  • Posts: 12330
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
April 12th, 2020 at 12:43:30 PM permalink
I'd love to get a live video of them coming straight down the mostly empty Las Vegas Boulevard at 1000 feet. Catch the full rumble of the engines.
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
rxwine
rxwine
  • Threads: 213
  • Posts: 12330
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
April 12th, 2020 at 12:53:11 PM permalink
They're probably prohibited from stunt flying over populated areas, but heck, if they were to make an exception, now's a good time.
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
Vegasrider
Vegasrider
  • Threads: 88
  • Posts: 963
Joined: Dec 23, 2017
April 12th, 2020 at 12:58:04 PM permalink
This and Air Force One’s flyover during this years Daytona 500 has got to be one of the best flyovers ever.
Vegasrider
Vegasrider
  • Threads: 88
  • Posts: 963
Joined: Dec 23, 2017
April 12th, 2020 at 12:58:04 PM permalink
This and Air Force One’s flyover during this years Daytona 500 has got to be one of the best flyovers ever.
Wizard
Administrator
Wizard
  • Threads: 1496
  • Posts: 26622
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
April 13th, 2020 at 5:53:48 AM permalink
I saw them from a freeway overpass in Summerlin (on Crestdale). Pretty good spot, but they didn't pass directly over. I shot a video, but I doubt anybody would be impressed by it.
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
Vegasrider
Vegasrider
  • Threads: 88
  • Posts: 963
Joined: Dec 23, 2017
April 13th, 2020 at 1:48:20 PM permalink
Would have been more impressive if they would have turned around and fly down the strip leveling off at 100 -200 feet, flying between the casinos on each side. I know they have the skills to do it. Too bad the new Top Gun movie got pushed back till Dec or early 2021 due to Covid 19
JohnnyQ
JohnnyQ
  • Threads: 264
  • Posts: 4032
Joined: Nov 3, 2009
April 15th, 2020 at 10:35:01 AM permalink
We saw the Blue Angels conduct an orientation ( for new Pilots I suppose ) flight last spring in Pensacola. Great museum on base there.
There's emptiness behind their eyes There's dust in all their hearts They just want to steal us all and take us all apart
ThatDonGuy
ThatDonGuy
  • Threads: 118
  • Posts: 6411
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
April 15th, 2020 at 12:49:41 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

This and Air Force One’s flyover during this years Daytona 500 has got to be one of the best flyovers ever.


My vote goes to the ones right when the Air Force Academy graduates are dismissed. In 2013, because the Thunderbirds were grounded by the government shutdown that year, they were replaced by World War II-era planes.

This year's graduation has been moved up to this Saturday (April 18), and held in what appears to be the Academy's main "quad" area rather than the football stadium.
Wizard
Administrator
Wizard
  • Threads: 1496
  • Posts: 26622
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
Thanked by
TDVegasJohnnyQ
April 19th, 2020 at 10:15:06 PM permalink
I finally got around to posting my video.

"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
  • Jump to: