Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Low Flying Coast Guard Jet

Look just through the Masts
The other day while down below working, I heard what sounded like a plane.  I kind of ignored it the first time but when it flew by it sounded more like a jet but very low.  I ran up into the cockpit and could see it banking over the bay just past the marina VERY LOW.  I really thought it was a small private jet going down.  He continued to bank and essentially made  complete circle again heading over the marina.  The view from the boat really looked like he was going to be skimming the mast tops.  I am sure he was in the air a bit higher, but I would not say more than 1500 feet.    

Here he is a bit closer to us (just over the pier in front of us)
This time I readied the camera and took a couple of pictures.

Hmmm, it was a Coast Guard Jet.  I have never seen one of them here, typically we see the CG Helicopters but this was the first time seeing the jet.

The next day there was a CG Patrol boat tied up just down from us so I asked the gentleman if there was a search of some kind being conducted.  They didn't know what it was for, but it was certainly interesting.

1 comment:

  1. One of the last ones, they are based in Corpus.

    Kosrae Mike