Anyone Hear Low Flying Jet Engines at Full Power Tonight?
Original post made by Midtown Man on Sep 6, 2013
Lasted 30-45 seconds, very low and close. Lowest I have ever felt a Jet over my house. I ran outside. Time: 6:40 tonight (Friday). Area: Midtown. I thought we were all going to get one (a crash). I ran outside and could not see it, but I have never heard a jet so close! Scary. Didn't sound like a Moffett Field jet, more commercial and big and lumbering full blast to get aloft, to get some height.
Just an hour before, I was in the back yard, and two otherjets, one small and fast going to SF ybe a commuter from LA , and another,
big jumbo size, slowly turning towards SF over PA, both seemed to be at the same elevation or nearly so. I wondered if the air traffic
controllers started a weekend shift short handed. They didn't look well-placed. Just imagine.
on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm
Yes, saw one as I was outside Piazzas. It seemed quite high to me, but noisy. Looked like it was heading away from SFO towards Santa Cruz area, didn't appear to be head towards or away from Moffett so it did seem strange.
on Sep 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm
Ditto here. There was one that was very loud this week, too. Maybe it was yesterday? At first I thought it was a medical chopper - it may have been, but the sound was much smoother & it sounded more like the jet tonight. Very strange.
on Sep 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm
There was an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter that flew over, flying slowly but engine running quite loud, at around that time. It doesn't show up on FlightRadar24.com, but if you want to see the commercial traffic that's the place to go and look. You can use the "playback" feature to see historical data (time in UTC, we're currently -7h from UTC)