John & Anne Wiley

2013/01/16

Close Encounter

Filed under: Aviation,Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Random,SB Region — John @ 03:40

It’s fun being near bigger and faster planes when we fly. This big KC-130J was especially close, as you can see.

3663 Close Encounter

3663 Close Encounter

We were sitting in the “run-up” area for Runway 25, when this big critter cruised thru SBA for a “touch and go” practice landing.

3661 USMC KC-130J

3661 USMC KC-130J

So we weren’t more than a couple of wing spans away as it went by, and the pilot was clearly visible. These big birds are used by the Marines for aerial refueling. Felt like a mini personal air show. 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. There’s nothing quite like a Herc, is there? I grew up with them flying over my hometown in Canada everyday and I absolutely love them.

    Comment by pickledwings — 2013/01/16 @ 09:04


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