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Old 11-06-2013, 15:38   #1
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Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

I just helped bring a leopard 47 from Grenada to Dominican Republic. 200 miles south of the DR we were buzzed by a US Customs and Boarder Patrol AWACS Plane. I called them on the radio to get a weather update, and the guy asked for my email address so he could send me photos of the fly over...

Has anyone else had a similar expierence?
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Old 11-06-2013, 15:48   #2
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

I wish that Customs here in Far North Queensland Aust. would do that we all would have some great photos.

Come on customs if you are reading this catch up with your US mates Cheers Jacko
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Old 11-06-2013, 15:55   #3
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

Very cool!
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Old 11-06-2013, 15:56   #4
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

Nice of them.marc
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Old 11-06-2013, 16:00   #5
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

Lucky you!
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Old 11-06-2013, 19:41   #6
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

Once had a coast guard helicopter drop out of the sky to read the name on my transom.
Never occurred to me to call them.
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Old 11-06-2013, 19:45   #7
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

D.F.O {dept. of fisheries and oceans} Here will do that from time to time. Great pic by the way.
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Old 11-06-2013, 20:32   #8
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

Never had a flyover but been boarded by US Coast Guard twice. Rotten buggers wore combat boots and left black footprints all over the deck. Guys with guns get to do stuff like that.
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

We had a P-3 Hurricane plane make a low pass over us off the coast of Honduras once. We waved they wagged their wings. We later found out that Hurricane Ida had been right behind us, we had no clue other than the weather sucked. Ida went north we went west.
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Old 11-06-2013, 23:19   #10
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

I had a U.S. Navy Orion P3 buzz us a few hundred miles north of Hawaii:


The P3's commander was a friend of mine, and he was using us for a training exercise target. After his crew found us we made radio contact and they asked us to turn on our radar. They wanted to practice with some of their monitoring gear. They emailed me a bunch of photos. I sent some to him as well:


Here's a link to a short video of their flyover: MPEG
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

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I wish that Customs here in Far North Queensland Aust. would do that we all would have some great photos.

Come on customs if you are reading this catch up with your US mates Cheers Jacko
They will, you just need to travel a bit further. They must have buzzed us and called us on vhf at least 10 times when heading between Torres Straights and Darwin and also from there up to Bali.
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Old 12-06-2013, 00:28   #12
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I just helped bring a leopard 47 from Grenada to Dominican Republic. 200 miles south of the DR we were buzzed by a US Customs and Boarder Patrol AWACS Plane. I called them on the radio to get a weather update, and the guy asked for my email address so he could send me photos of the fly over...

Has anyone else had a similar expierence?

How cool of them to do that for you!
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:06   #13
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They will, you just need to travel a bit further. They must have buzzed us and called us on vhf at least 10 times when heading between Torres Straights and Darwin and also from there up to Bali.
They certainly will overfly and photograph you there and all along the GBR but will not foward on the photos they take unfortunately.
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Old 12-06-2013, 19:04   #14
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Very cool, both of you. I bet you wished you had a bit more sail area on that Leopard 47.
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Old 13-06-2013, 14:35   #15
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Re: Ever had Us Customs do a Fly Over and email you the Picture?

I once had a Boat-Pix helicopter fly over and take a bunch of photos. Those theives wanted $750.00 for them. Maybe the gov't can generate some revenue while doing their official business....
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