Just a flyover for the tall ships, not the beginnings of an invasion.
Extremely loud here in Watertown. I thought some pilot had lost his bearings in the overcast, and I wouldn't have been surprised to hear a crash. Glad to hear it was planned and under control.
Probably coming from Westover, and flew over Watertown.
Must be a scary thing to see those things flying over in war time. They're impressive.
Some of the tall ships started firing cannons in salute.
Everyone looked around and asked the same question, " That was supposed to happen, right?"
Strange world we live in.
That explains the dog's behavior yesterday afternoon. I didn't hear the cannons, but she must have.
Thanks, the unexplained low-flying jets were a bit unnerving.
Saw the aircraft fly-by from a boat near the channel. The fly-by was near the end of 'parade of tall ships'.
Many of the tall ships appeared to be under motor power. While attractive, all were certainly slow. The fly-by was an impressive juxtaposition.
I'm wondering if there was enough to actually sail the ships without assistance.
I heard the air rumble, but I wasn't in sight to see what they were.
Heard them in Lower Allston yesterday. I thought they were going to take the roof off of my building they were so low. Glad it was planned, but I wasn't aware it was going to happen.
Witnessed them in Lexington, thought they were coming from Hanscom (do they have jets at Hanscom?)
I've been to San Diego quite a few times where this is a regular occurrence. First thought - "wait a second, that sounds familiar but out of place - oh look, jets!". Second thought - "God, did something happen, are they doing an intercept?" Third thought - "they were going pretty slow, probably a dog&pony show for the tall ships crowd"
The times we live in.
If tofu saw the jets from Lexington, and XenaKat saw them from Allston, they could not have been terribly 'low' (basic physics, as these locations are several miles from the harbor). From the water near Spectacle Island the small fighter jets appeared 'high' to me.
It's not possible to accurately judge the altitude of airplane without other information. Like cloud ceiling, if relevant (by noon Saturday, it was not). Otherwise the aircraft size and altitude are intertwined.
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