[May 11, 2023] When I hear jets overhead, I think back to my combat time when fighter jets were a daily affair. Of course, I know the difference in the sound of a fighter jet – in this case, an F16-C – versus large cargo or commercial airliners. When the fighter jets fly, I think of them as the sound of freedom. They are protecting us.
Last night I got a call from two neighbors asking why they were hearing fighter jets so late. “Why are they buzzing my house?” I knew nothing different from them, but it was most likely night training. That is what I told them, helping soothe their concerns and nerves, educating them about night training exercises, and calmly addressing other concerns.
It’s easy to say the jet noise is the sound of freedom, but I used the opportunity they gave me to give our troops a pat on the back. Yes, our military stands for freedom, despite the woke agenda of senior civilians and military leaders. They disgust me with the wokeness, but that does not mean I will demean the average man or woman doing their job in the military.
So, the next time you see a pair of “noisy” fighter jets overhead, remember why they are there.
Please read my books:
I love fighter jets, ever since I was a kid.
“It’s easy to say the jet noise is the sound of freedom, but I used the opportunity they gave me to give our troops a pat on the back.” This is why Gen. Satterfield is such a great guy.
Amazing that someone would complain.
Probably a complaint by some old biddy who is clueless about the goings on in the world.
As usual, Gen. S. is on the ball with this one. It is not unusual for local National Guard air units to practice night flying. This is an essential skill. Anyone who has been in combat in the last 40 years can appreciate this particular skill that pilots and their support staff can gain by flying at night on a well planned mission. Fly high, boys … Fly high.
The Sound of Freedom. Well said.
LOVING IT …. THE SOUND OF FREEDOM. Gen. Satterfield nailed it.
… and Gen. Satterfield is not even in the USAF or flies anything. I guess that is lost on his neighbors who called him over the “noise.” I object ( ha ha ha ) to the term noise used in this context as it implies the sound is irritating and therefore must be stopped.
Some folks are just a pain in the a$$. Of course. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣰⡟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nice, altho the jet didn’t come out well on my monitor, it still had to be constructed with real TALENT.