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Buzzed by Hercules

Postby freycinet » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:42 am

I was out kitesurfing at Friendly Beaches on the East coast of Tasmania yesterday on port tack heading out about 500m off shore not a soul on the beach or in the water, just me and a 15 knot NE wind when I started hearing what sounded like thunder! in a completely cloudless sky.
I started looking everywhere to see what was happening while trying not to crash my kite! Was it the end of the world, a terrorist explosion, a tidal wave, and then I saw it coming right at me from behind my head at about a 1000ft? It was a RAF Hercules just dropping in to have a look and scare the shit out of me!!! Will I send the airforce the bill for the dry cleaning? Anyone else been buzzed by their friendly airforce??

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Postby Sharky » Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:25 am

where we ride on the east coast of the states, we get frequently buzzed by patrol helicopters and so forth.

had one hover of me and the whash from the blades not my kite out of the sky!

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