Originally Posted by mhartzel
I've been to the museum at Wright-Patterson AFB. It was almost 20 years ago though. I remember walking under the SR-71's wing and losing the radio reception on my walkman.
So, when I was a kid, I got this weird phobia about lloking up at planes or helicopters flying directly overhead. In my mind, something would fall off, i'd be looking up with my mouth open, and the part would hit me right on my teeth and knock them out... yeah, just a bit paranoid.
So, I'm at a job in Mira Mesa, under MCAS Miramar's final approach. I big ol jet come in, super slow, my little phobia kicks in and I slide back into my work truck. At which point I hear a loud thunk on the roof. Off bounces a BB, well a little bigger than a BB, so I know it didn't come from a kid somewhere, and it wasn't traveling very fast, I caught it with my eyes as it rolled through some leaves in the parking lot.
I have no idea if it was a ball bearing from something on the jet or not. But I don't llok at planes flying overhead...
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