• Chainweasel@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    I live next to a tiny local airport that sees maybe 4 Cessna 172s a day.
    But, the army flies about 6 of these in every week and does touch-and-goes with them at the airport and sometimes they stop for Jet-A.
    Why does a tiny airport have Jet-A?
    For the Chinooks.
    But I love those bastards, they shake the whole house when they fly over and I always stop to look, even after more than a decade.

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      2 months ago

      I’ve ridden in one, and it’s like riding a paint mixer! You feel like you’re still vibrating after you get off of it lol

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        2 months ago

        Having also ridden in a few I felt the view from the hellhole in flight was always worth any discomfort during the ride.

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      2 months ago

      I live near a little air strip too.

      I’d rather have Jet-A particles than the 100LL Avegas exhaust coming down around my house.

      The worst part is that our town elementary school is under the turn to land for the most common prevailing wind. The kids love seeing planes nice and low, and I do still too, but I can’t help wondering what the school playground’s lead levels are like.

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        2 months ago

        Yeah, I’m directly under the pattern for my airfield so I try not to think too much about it too much.