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Title: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
Post by: rbirk on June 10, 2019, 12:13:02 AM
Was climing on Mt Webster Sunday when I suddenly see a rather big airplane (10-20 windows wide?) flying really low through Crawford Notch, meaning well below the mountain summits. It was all gray and I didn't notice any markings. I never seen anything like that before in that area. Is that common or what could it had been? I wish I was faster getting my phone out to get a pic.
Title: Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
Post by: ELM on June 10, 2019, 07:14:20 AM
You will see military planes flying in the notches rather low. Saw three A-10ís a few years ago that flew thought the notch and over Williard. They were 80-100 feet above the trees.
Title: Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
Post by: JBro on June 10, 2019, 07:42:20 PM
Saw some fighter jets scream through Franconia notch well below me when I skinning a few runs on Cannon springtime 2014 or 15. Scared the shit out of me.
Title: Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
Post by: slink on June 10, 2019, 09:06:16 PM
Probably a C130. They fly through on occasion. When The fighter jets go through forget all communication with your belayer for a few. 
Title: Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
Post by: PG on June 13, 2019, 07:33:08 AM
I used to see the A 10s flying through the Baker River Valley while climbing at Rumney. According to a friend/Air National Gaurd pilot the A 10s have to stay no more than 500 ft off the ground. Because of the relatively slow speed, the higher they are they become an easy target. They are also restricted from going into the Pemi Wilderness Area because of certain endangered species.

PG
Title: Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
Post by: Admin Al on June 19, 2019, 11:59:13 AM
at that time there were Canadians doing training.