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LOUD Airplanes overhead in North Pleasanton

Original post made by Kimi, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2009

I am used to the noise of the Livermore Airport Flight Path, but large jets are flying LOW and are incredibly loud - my (very solid!!) windows are shaking, etc.

What is the scoop? Anyone know??

Thanks - it's unnerving and family is unsettled.

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Posted by Millie
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I just posted about it too. They are flying so low. And there are so many of them.
It's kind of spooky isn't it?


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Posted by Karen
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I believe the two F-16's are waiting for the Raider game to start. Monday Night Football...they are doing a fly-over.

My dog is spooked!!!


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

i wonder how much fuel a F 16 burns and who is paying for that? and my windows for that matter if they break.


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Posted by a reader
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm

They kept using their afterburners. That was the source of the noise.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

yep raiders game as i just heard it on the radio.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Julie is a registered user.

So that was it! We were wondering if it was the Blue Angels, but they aren't scheduled to be here.


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Posted by Sounds like to music
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:07 pm


"They kept using their afterburners. That was the source of the noise."

Sorry, no afterburners, that was just the sweet sound the American Military, if the afterburners had been used you probably would not have windows still in your house.

"i wonder how much fuel a F 16 burns and who is paying for that?"

You and I, and I for one am proud to do it.


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Posted by Matt
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm

How terribly objectionable! It's patently unfair. Everyone should call the County of Alameda tomorrow and complain!


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Posted by Ha ha
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I'm going to assume Matt is kidding. We jumped up and ran outside to see what the unusual jet noise was about, and then figured it was timed to the start of the Raiders game, although because the Pats game was still winding up, we didn't get to see the fly-over on the TV... darn.

Yes, it was LOUD and a little unsettling because we're not used to it, but also rather neat. Having lived right outside of Edwards Air Force base in the late 60's when things were hopping, it brought back some (fun) memories of my childhood. At least they didn't go super-sonic and rattle all of the glassware and windows in the house!


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Posted by Ha ha
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:53 pm

p.s. And I'm a girl :)


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Posted by Pilot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:57 pm

No afterburners, as correctly stated above. Also, not low. When they were directly over our valley and did two 360s they were clearly at about 5000 feet altitude. People hear loud jets and suddenly "they are low".


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:06 pm

They missed their target.

GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted by a reader
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm

It sure looked like there were afterburners to me. I just saw the airshow at Mather yesterday, and the Thunderbirds put on a great show. One of the planes over Pleasanton pretty clearly had bright flames coming from the engine nozzle for a second or two. Then there was a loud sound about ten seconds later. I can't thing what else it could have been. It looked just like the afterburners from the air show.


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Posted by mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 12:15 am

Oh Matt, get a life! For me, too, it is music to my ears. I ran outside just to watch them majestically fly over, at a fairly high altitude. I get chills, but then again my dad was a military pilot. I believe the weather conditions added to the sound reverberating throughout our town and bouncing off the foothills.

Relax, this isn't a police state, nor are we being invaded.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 15, 2009 at 12:47 am

That, ladies and gentlemen, was the sound of freedom...

Two of America's finest...


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Posted by Fred
a resident of Amador Estates
on Sep 15, 2009 at 7:23 am

Everybody was cheering for them, except of course the Obama democrats who despise our military.


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Posted by Yo Fred
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 8:55 am

55% of Americans despise the military?


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Posted by poster boy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 9:33 am

re: "Obama democrats who despise the military"

Are you referring to the obama democrats who lied us into a war in iraq that killed thousands of our troops, put our forces in harms way without proper training or gear, left 10s of thousands more maimed, instituted stop-loss programs that forced troops into 3 and 4 tours of duty, and cast them aside when they were no longer useful?Are you referring to the obama democrats who have voted 8 times to cut VA spending and aid to military veterans? Oh wait, that's Joe Wilson and the GOP. Common mistake.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Julie is a registered user.

I don't know what an "Obama Democrat" is. I am a registered Democrat. I thought the planes were awesome. I hardly despise the military, only the idiots who, as poster boy wrote, "lied us into a war in Iraq that killed thousands" of that military!


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 16, 2009 at 1:50 am

Could it be "the idiots that lied us into war in Iraq that killed thousands" were the French, German, English and U.S. intelligence agencies that collectively reported WMD's were present...

If I'm not mistaken, it was reported the top Iraqi military leaders that were captured also were suprised none were found...


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