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Old 11-01-2009, 22:59   #1
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Football fans may enjoy this...

So I was pretty bummed that I had to work today. As an aircraft mechanic for the Air Force, there are many times when my services are required outdoors, and today was a bit frigid. I work 2nd shift 2pm-10pm, and it just so happens that the greatest sports franchise in the history of the universe, the Pittsburgh Steelers, had a playoff game at 4:45pm. Well, luckily, there was not much work to be done on this fine Pittsburgh evening, and I ended up getting to watch football for the majority of my shift. What little work I did do, however, was in assistance of launching and recovering four A-10 Thunderbolts. These aircraft, courtesy of the 111th fighter wing at Willow Grove, PA, had a very special mission today...Doing fly-overs for the two big playoff games. Following the National Anthem, these aircraft flew over Giants Stadium, NY for the Giants/Eagles matchup, and Heinz Field, PA for the Steelers/Chargers game.

So I've worked a ton of jets all over the world in my years working for the Air Force, from training missions in Asia to combat missions in Afghanistan, but I've never got to work a jet that has done a fly-bye for my Stillers.

Just wanted to share.

Here's some pics of the jets returning from their missions.








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Old 11-01-2009, 23:20   #2
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P.S.

Haha, and also later on in the evening, I got to heckel the recently beaten and bruised San Diego Chargers, while they headed toward their plane.

I got to kick 'em while they were down, and it made me pretty happy haha.

I never said I was a nice person.

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