Foreign Friday

Hangar at Misawa AFB
Misawa, Japan
The planes outside the hangar are F-4 Phantoms, about which I have posted earlier. These aircrafts were very common on the base, and after awhile, I grew accustomed to the sound of their engines.

Two weeks ago about 6:30 AM, I heard that distinctive sound above my sister's home when several, low-flying planes buzzed the house a couple of times. Hearing them, brought back some vivid memories of the Misawa AFB flight-line. In an instant, I was transported back in time on the backwash of an F-4 fly-by.


  1. It's so interesting how a sound like that instantly transports you to another place and time. I like the photo too.

  2. Interesting how our senses bring memories..

  3. Funny how memories can be triggered.

    We drove through a "smell" the other night. I immediately knew there was a housefire somewhere in the area. That smell smelled just like my dad's fire boots that he kept by the front door.

  4. You sure had some interesting experiences there!

  5. It always surprises me when someone says they can't sleep with traffic or train etc. noises outside. We lived in military housing at the end of a runway and the planes took off over our house all night, every night. When we moved to a new station and there were no more engines revving and roaring--I could not sleep!!

  6. THAT'S JUST how I feel in Virginia when the jets fly reminds me of growing up immediately east of the Glenview Naval Air Station Runway. Now we have distant but noticeable Ohare traffic over our home...when we are in the flight path

  7. The firehouse where I served the bulk of my career was on the train tracks - I mean almost literally. When I was a rookie, I thought I'd never get used to it... but I did.

  8. I also really like the photo, it looks like a hectic place! I love the sound of aircraft too, it reminds me of when I was younger and helped my dad at the airport.


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