Bogey over ’Burque

Coloring between the lines.

This dude did not get shot down by the Pentagon, though his flight path took him dangerously close to the super-secret Mad Dog Media Institute for Gratuitous Bloggery.

• Saturday update: Jeebus. Now the Blue Zoomies have shot down another floater, this time over Canada. This is a slightly more expensive version of the old flaming bag of dogshit on the stoop. Whoever wants one is getting an up-close-and-personal look at a U.S. fighter aircraft that entered service about the same time as my Subaru.


6 Responses to “Bogey over ’Burque”

  1. Dave Watts Says:

    “Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!”
    – Ned “Scotty” Scott, from Thing From Another World (1951)

    As true back then as it is today.

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Was it at ten o’clock or two? Maybe 10, 2, and 4?

  3. Patrick O'Grady Says:

  4. Jon Paulos Says:

    I dunno. Flying without paying one of the airlines a gob of money for crappy service. Sounds commie to me. Shoot ’em down!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      These guys launch off the Sandia Crest and then go stooging around the foothills. It must be fun, once you reach a point where you stop peeing your pants during takeoff and/or landing.

      This pilot slid past the power lines near the Menaul trailhead, pulled a U, shed some airspeed and altitude, then kicked out his legs one-two like he was getting out of the cab of a tall truck. One foot down, then the other; easy peasy lemon-squeezy. Me, I’ve stumbled off tall curbs.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      They do it here too launching off the reef in Carr Canyon. The skilled ones can stay aloft for hours catching the rising air in thermals to regain altitude. Years ago we were hiking up on a ridge when one flew over at low altitude, said hello, then steered out towards the valley and started circling up.

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