Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The Sky Is Falling!
What can weigh up to 840,000 pounds, has four extremely large engines that put out a very loud 43,000 pounds of thrust each, is nearly 40 years old and now flies right over my rooftop countless times a day.
You guessed it... my base just ditched their C-141s for much bigger and much louder C-5s. I don't ever want to hear anyone complain about traffic noise again. Talk about torture. I'd feel much more comfortable having the 'Big Bertha' skydiving team of 500 pound supermodels practicing overhead. I don't trust these old planes. I know way too much about them.
If I could scream like Sam Kinison right now I'd be doing it.
'I LIVE IN HELL.. OHHHHH'
posted by El Capitan at 1:01 PM
I saw this on Smash and knew you must live around the corner from me. I am on top of the hill in Woodland Hills and is the 3rd time in my life to live under a C-5 flight path. This is unfun.6:24 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha. . . could be worse.
Wait, no, it couldn't be.
I think they have earplugs for that.11:54 PM
Yup, I live right down the street from you, IN HELL!!! You've got to admit it sucks having those things overhead. If not for the noise, then for the fact that they're just so damn big.
I'll make sure your local planning commission pushes through that approval for the mega-airport right down the street from your house.
Earplugs won't keep the plane from falling on my head.
If the USAF was the least bit intelligent, they'd replace those "only used on the C-5" engines with something that comes off an airliner.
They've gotten amazingly quieter in the past 40-odd years.
More powerful and fuel efficient too.