When you live next to a military base you tend to have to deal with things that others do not. As most of you know, we sold our home in Del City and for a period of time we have been living in an apartment in Midwest City until we get moved into our new home. The photo above is pretty typical of what we see on a daily basis at this apartment. There are period of time that we’ll have 20 or 30 large aircraft fly directly over our house from about 200 feet above the ground. I took this picture of the B-52 as it flew over our apartment this afternoon. These aircraft are so loud that we cannot hear our television inside our house. We make good use out of our Digital Video Recorder (DVR) when we have to pause the program and then rewind it after the plane passes.
We often tell people about the airplanes flying over the house but they never get just how low and how loud they are. Many people have airplanes flying over their homes but few experience the incredibly loud planes that we see. I am not complaining because we chose this place. Most of the time, the airplanes do their flying during the day but sometimes like this week, they have been flying up to midnight. I really hate it when they fly over so late because it is hard to sleep with all of this noise.
In this photo you see another B-52 flying over with the paint stripped. This is an indication that the aircraft has just been through depot maintenance and is being test flown before being put back into service. It is very interesting capturing these photos of the airplanes that most people never see. Hopefully we will only be here about six more months.