Yesterday, while westbound on I-20, I was flown-over by three FA-18 Hornets in a pretty perfect formation. Just after they passed overhead, the expressway was swallowed in that jet-wash roar. I had Cake’s “The Distance” cranked up, and it was completely wiped out by the noise.

When I was a kid, I loved to see fighter jets slicing across the sky. Yesterday I was worried before I was excited. Presumably these functional-gray jets were part of regular local maneuvers or some festival-related celebrations, yeah?

8 Comments so far

  1. John (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

    No worries, Will. Just Opening Day ceremonies at The Ted.

  2. David Ortiz (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

    This is the U.S. version of military parades through Red Square.

  3. twnkltz (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    i should have thought of baseball! I saw the same jets fly over memorial.

  4. Trae (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 1:33 am

    Yup, It was opening day at Turner Field. I was there and quite suprised too see them fly over during the singing of the National Anthem. It was awesome, you could feel the wind!

  5. Trae (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 1:34 am

    I wish they could have dropped some cheap beer however.

  6. Greg (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    They had another flyover last night too

  7. David Ortiz (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    They flew so low over my house last night I just about crapped my pants. What is this, opening day II? Are they going to keep doing that until we throw up a white flag?

  8. Mathew (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 9:03 pm

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