Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24 20:30

Sunrise at BAF. Overnight temperatures are generally around the mid 50's. This peaceful scene belies the nights at LSA7. Prevailing winds send runway noise right to my door. Jet afterburners create the kind of noise you hear at every air show. Testing and maintenance can happen at 3am with engines running wide open for 30 minutes. Steel conex housing shakes, earplugs do nothing. I have the same reaction every time, wtf is going on/where am I. It is hard to get used to. Several friends have been sent downrange, I miss them and will likely never see them again. Our returns to BAF for RR will not coincide.

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