Noisy day

@BarBaraPrz (19363)
St. Catharines, Ontario
September 21, 2017 8:37am CST
I was outside yesterday, picking stones out of the flower bed, and noticed an awful lot of air traffic overhead. I saw three WWII fighter planes fly over in formation and wondered "What's going on?" Later, I witnessed two jets engaging in aerial acrobatics. A neighbor told me that the CAF Snowbirds were putting on a show in Niagara.
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@YrNemo (11181)
23 Sep
There was a time we saw those often here, 3 or 4 going at the same time, something to do with the jets (I am real ignorant about this). Then they stop after having a few accidents.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Sep
Many years ago, a friend was in the stands at the airshow at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto when two jets collided. A little extra bang for the buck, pardon the pun.
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@YrNemo (11181)
23 Sep
@BarBaraPrz Anyone injured that time?
@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Sep
@YrNemo I think so, but I don't remember. It was about 30 years ago.
@Corbin5 (99842)
• United States
21 Sep
So glad to hear you got a look at some of the action in the sky. My dad was a WWII U.S. Navy fighter pilot. Me, I am deathly afraid of heights.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Sep
Does that mean you don't fly, or you don't look out the window?
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@Corbin5 (99842)
• United States
22 Sep
@BarBaraPrz I can handle a big plane due to not looking out the window. My aunt and uncle were pilots, and my aunt took me up in her small plane once, and I was petrified. Never flew in a small plane after that.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Sep
@Corbin5 Then I guess you don't go out on a broom Oct 31...
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@sallypup (26316)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Sep
Sounds like fun. I live kind of at the end of an airfield where folks zip from, practicing how to fly moosey planes. Sometimes the noise gets to be a bit much. Twice we've had sonic booms that shook the house.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Sep
I used to live in Richmond, BC, very near the airport and the night we saw Close Encounters, there was an atmospheric inversion, and a plane taking off sounded just like the mother ship hovering over our house.
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@sallypup (26316)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Sep
@BarBaraPrz British Columbia is my go to place when I need to escape. Oh my on that plane racket. Total yikes.
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@YesWay (3452)
21 Sep
Oh wow that must have been quite a sight !
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Sep
Probably would have been nicer to see the whole show, but at least I got to see some and didn't have to pay for it. :o)
@YesWay (3452)
21 Sep
@BarBaraPrz Always look on the bright side !!
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• United States
21 Sep
I love to see the planes Barbara.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Sep
I saw something like the formation in the photo above this morning, but nothing the rest of the day.
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• United States
21 Sep
@BarBaraPrz I bet it was awesome Barbara!
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@kepweng (11130)
27 Sep
good thing the fighter plane still running cause its old plane?
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Sep
Yes, it's quite impressive to see them fly again.
@ricki_911 (19028)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Sep
Isn't the air show on? My brother lives in london and sat in his yard watching.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Sep
I guess it's a traveling show...
• United States
21 Sep
Hope you got to see a lot of good stuff. I have always wanted to see an air show.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Sep
Just a bit because I wasn't actually at the air show, but St Catharines isn't that far from Niagara, as the crow (or Snowbird) flies.