Even though our house sits under one of the approach paths to the Charlotte airport we are still far enough out (25+miles) than often the passenger jets passing overhead are barely audible. Growing up in Florida with its proliferation of military bases I am very familiar with the sound of low flying fighter jets screaming overhead. Starting about 10-15 minutes ago as I was in the middle of my previous post there have been a half dozen or more jet aircraft flying over in a hurry to get somewhere. That they were in groups of twos is another clue as to their purpose. It is a sound I have never heard living here since leaving Florida in 1988.
*Update A few minutes ago I read where a “flyover” of F-16 jets would take place for the opening of today’s NFL game in Charlotte at 1:00PM. Guess I heard them coming and going.