Saturday, December 10, 2005

Low-Flying C-130 Buzzes Austin

I was out taking my regular morning stroll across the Austin State Hospital campus yesterday when I noticed a large military aircraft making a controlled but highly irregular descent toward the western edge of downtown. The plane quickly dropped below my line of sight and I wondered if maybe I wasn't just seeing things. Then he came barrelling back upward toward the northeast and flew away.

Fortunately for all of us, this wasn't some insurrectionary psychotic aviator taking aim at the Frost Bank Nose Hair Trimmer. It was a C-130 support aircraft for the Blue Angels with FAA clearance to do a low flyover. The Statesman didn't report the occasion for the flyover, which strikes me as sort of odd.

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