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Did that really HAPPEN #14045860 06/28/21 10:20 PM
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I was at Lake graham yesterday, prefishing for an upcoming club tourney. Right after lunch I headed to the Graham side and started up the river. On the horizon flying from the direction of Wichita Falls was 3 huge army transport planes. They were flying in a single file line about 100 yards from my boat. It looked like they were flying in slow motion they were so big. Me being me I was waving like a mad man and acting goofy. My way of letting them know i appreciated what they were doing. As soon as the first one saw me the 3rd one in line broke formation and flew right over my boat. By this time i was on the front deck doing my best Mike Icanelli. As he was right over my boat he tipped his wing and flew off. It was just like the super bowl and I was the only team there. Not gonna lie it gave me cold chills. Then about 300 yards ahead i turned into a cut and immediately saw old Glory hanging from a tree way out in the lake. I was in awe of the whole experience. Yes I did catch a few fish but that's not what I was talking about when I got home. In the famous words of Lee Greenwood I was "Proud to be an American."

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Very cool.

I had a similar thing happen one evening on a little lake. It had an airport runway right off a main lake point. I was fishing that point in an evening tourney. Right when I was on the point, in line with the runway, a military helicopter came in from the NW. it hovered over the waters edge, about 40ft above my boat for about 5 minutes. I kept waiting for Navy Seals to reach over the side of my boat and snatch me. Haha. It was LOUD. I could feel the rotor wash on my clothes and the water was shaking my boat. I caught two fish during that time. I held one up, but got no applause.

After what seemed like a long time, the simply turned around and went back to where they came from.


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Awesome sites for sure!!
I loved jumping from C-130s back in my youth and I also felt they were the safest of all to fly in.
I salute them and the person whom put the stars and stripes on that tree flag

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Originally Posted by Rutster
I was at Lake graham yesterday, prefishing for an upcoming club tourney. Right after lunch I headed to the Graham side and started up the river. On the horizon flying from the direction of Wichita Falls was 3 huge army transport planes. They were flying in a single file line about 100 yards from my boat. It looked like they were flying in slow motion they were so big. Me being me I was waving like a mad man and acting goofy. My way of letting them know i appreciated what they were doing. As soon as the first one saw me the 3rd one in line broke formation and flew right over my boat. By this time i was on the front deck doing my best Mike Icanelli. As he was right over my boat he tipped his wing and flew off. It was just like the super bowl and I was the only team there. Not gonna lie it gave me cold chills. Then about 300 yards ahead i turned into a cut and immediately saw old Glory hanging from a tree way out in the lake. I was in awe of the whole experience. Yes I did catch a few fish but that's not what I was talking about when I got home. In the famous words of Lee Greenwood I was "Proud to be an American."

kinda got chills reading your story --- my dad was in the air force , flew in B-17's and B-29's . He would take me to every air show he could when I was young--- got to sit in some cool planes ---but will never forget going into a B-17 --- the courage of those young men is amazing , I believe people that can do those things are just plain a cut above all others .

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My cousin in Wichita Falls knew a few of the fighter pilots, one day while we were on our deer lease near there my cousin asked me to take a ride with him, he seemed to have a time and destination in mind, we took his jeep to a high spot on the lease, popped the top on a cold one and was just shooting the breeze, about that time two jets came right over our heads and scared the [censored] out of me, the two jets circled and flew back over us both tipping their wings, it was awesome, my cousin had just finished building a house for the pilot, that was his way of saying thank you.


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I was on Lake Ouachita several years ago, a couple of A10's were coming up the lake, I pulled off my hat, gave them a wave and got wing wags from both! It was pretty cool.


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That's super cool!! Those are C-130J models and the RS on the tail means they came from Ramstein Air Base, Germany!! The landing gear is down too so likely on approach to Sheppard AFB.


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had a jet do something like that at my house! the sound was louder than usual(hear jets often in EP)...headed to the roof and they were just doing there thing and lower than usual but still up there. started waving too and one came over the house....and pretty low. couldnt see any faces type of low....but i got a reminder how freaking big those jets are even though they look tiny when you see them in the sky! very cool! nice pics!

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