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Old 04-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #15091
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The fires in western VA are going strong. I saw these two fires from 36,000 feet flying south from Newark to Atlanta. The two fires were just west of Lynchburg and Roanoke reaching almost 25,000 feet in the air. Very impressive site from up there.


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Here was the view of the instruments. You can see ROA on the map view. The fires were just west of Roanoke. The altitude is 36,000 feet with a ground speed of 464 Kts ...M .80 .... around 500 mph.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #15092
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Must be posting from your phone.....impressive...

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #15093
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Good to see that Chuck is keeping it straight and level for the passengers...
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #15094
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Fires

Close .... I took the photos with an iPad.

It was a smooth flight to ATL. No one complained. :-)
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #15095
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I rode from Richmond to Covington last night. For someone who hasn't kept up with the news, it was a hell of a surprise to be riding down I64, look to my right, and see the entire mountain in flames.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:41 AM   #15096
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A minute ago at 9:39AM my wife just saw the 747 with Discovery on its back flying over Potomac Mills. Way Cool!
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:47 AM   #15097
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A minute ago at 9:39AM my wife just saw the 747 with Discovery on its back flying over Potomac Mills. Way Cool!
Oh wow - very cool.

I'm jealous. Wish I could have been up there today.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #15098
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #15099
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:20 AM   #15100
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The fires in western VA are going strong. I saw these two fires from 36,000 feet flying south from Newark to Atlanta. The two fires were just west of Lynchburg and Roanoke reaching almost 25,000 feet in the air. Very impressive site from up there.


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Here was the view of the instruments. You can see ROA on the map view. The fires were just west of Roanoke. The altitude is 36,000 feet with a ground speed of 464 Kts ...M .80 .... around 500 mph.
I wish they would let me go that fast.Saving gas is so 1970's and totally boring.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:23 AM   #15101
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Dumb question, perhaps, but why is the flag at half-mast??

What did I miss??
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #15102
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Dumb question, perhaps, but why is the flag at half-mast??

What did I miss??
Not sure....
check here
http://www.dailyflagstatus.com/index.html

don't know
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #15103
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Went for a wee ride today

Had to get a sticker.

Stuff I found while grabbing and tagging:














This last one... I think I need to work from there one morning. Just need to figure out a latte-carrying device.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #15104
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This last one... I think I need to work from there one morning. Just need to figure out a latte-carrying device.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #15105
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Had to get a sticker.

Stuff I found while grabbing and tagging:


This last one... I think I need to work from there one morning. Just need to figure out a latte-carrying device.
Nice pics. Looks like a great ride to a nice spot!
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