February 25th, 2008

Dead Dog Cat

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It is with the greatest of glee that I come off of call, this morning. I can't wait to give report to my associate...

The sky was full of oddities over the weekend, probably due to the NASCAR meet at the California Speedway. The first two occurences were on Saturday. I was driving eastbound on Fourth, and in the distance I saw some items fluttering in the sky. At first I thought it was parachutes, landing in the Speedway, but as I got closer, I realized that there were about nine aircraft towing banners, orbiting around the Speedway. The second oddity occured while I was driving southbound on Campus, with Ontario Airport to my south. Four F-18s took off, and banked at a rather low altitude, probably, once again, en route to a flyover the Speedway. Then, last night, when I was squelching my way to the feed stall after dark to give the equines an evening snack, a helicopter flew overhead, not more than 150 feet high; what was particularly engaging was watching its blinking lights reflecting from below on the rotors. Gorgeous.
Dead Dog Cat

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I've had it confirmed by a staff member at the office who was the chaperone for the "Speedway Girls" that the F-18s that I saw were indeed performing a flyby timed for right after the National Anthem, on both weekend days. I can understand why they'd have to line up their targets as far away from the Speedway as I was, but it was stirring to see them zoom overhead.