Archive for December, 2006

Today, Mom and I drove to Mt. Pleasant and walked to the middle of the Ravenel Bridge to see the largest formation of C-17’s in history. We stood on the bridge as a 20-ship formation flew over our heads. Pretty impressive to see them all turn out over the Atlantic Ocean, then turn to follow the Cooper River inland, right over the middle of the bridge.

Numbers 1 and 2 had their rear ramps open so that camera crews could shoot pictures of the rest of the huge formation in flight. After passing overhead at exactly their time-on-target (9:50 AM), the formation split up as half of the jets went to practice air refueling as the other half went to practice airdrop at Charleston AFB’s auxillary field, North Field, near Orangeburg, SC.

This is the second year in a row that Charleston has executed a large formation exercise, as last year about this time, a 17-ship formation did the same thing. I don’t know if it’ll become an annual thing or not, with the formation growing every year, but it’s definitely something to see. Maybe next time they do it, I can fly in the formation, assuming I would have been to airdrop school by then. I’m a big C-17 fan.

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Cool new web site

PlateWire.com is a website where drivers can vent their road rage through some unconventional means. From the website: “Report and flag bad drivers, award good drivers, and even flirt with cute drivers. PlateWire was born out of frustration from years of driving along side drivers who seem to have no concern with anyone’s safety, including their own.”

You can register with your license plate and view if anyone has reported your plate. If someone ticks you off on the road, get their license plate and report it to the website. You can view by location of the incident, as well. Interesting concept…fun to browse through, if nothing else.

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    Big Win

    Cats over the Cards, 61-49.

    It will be a Melly Cleesmas!

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    How do you stop 85?

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    Just stop getting arrested.


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    TJ Who’s Your Momma

    The first in a series of Bengals posts leading up to the HUGE Monday night game.

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