Hurricane Michael - Tyndall AFB

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1.Flight of the Gator » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:15 pm

Looks like we are going to take a direct hit from this monster. My family and I are safe. Sent wife and Little Flight up to my parents in Michigan and I'm hanging out here in Naples, Fla. Been busy getting F-22's relocated out of harms way.

Anyone who lives in Panama City...my prayers are with you. This is a big one!
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2.9508 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:16 pm

Glad to hear, you and yours are safe.
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3.HG 2.0 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:17 pm

Good to hear from you...saw the F22s on the news getting out of there.

Hope things fare well..
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4.gatorbreeze » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Fly safe.
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User avatar 5.angrigator » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:51 pm

Some of the wife's family still lives in the area. Both her sisters are staying, one out on the beach just a half mile inland and the other in north bayou of the bay in Southport.
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User avatar 6.panamag8or » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 pm

Some of the wife's family still lives in the area. Both her sisters are staying, one out on the beach just a half mile inland and the other in north bayou of the bay in Southport.
Southport... that explains a lot.
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User avatar 7.angrigator » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:06 pm

Yeah she's a "recovering" meth head but grew up on the beach on both sides of Phillips Inlet.
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User avatar 8.panamag8or » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:10 pm

Yeah she's a "recovering" meth head but grew up on the beach on both sides of Phillips Inlet.
Camp Helen is awesome.
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User avatar 9.angrigator » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:13 pm

Yeah she's a "recovering" meth head but grew up on the beach on both sides of Phillips Inlet.
Camp Helen is awesome.
My wife used to ride her horse from home to there all the time growing up. Her Parents and Grandparents owned the Bee Hive Hotel and Cafe.
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User avatar 10.DocZaius » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:35 pm

I heard a report that they flew out all the aircraft from Eglin AFB but didn't evacuate the personnel. True?
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11.gatorbreeze » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:41 pm

I heard a report that they flew out all the aircraft from Eglin AFB but didn't evacuate the personnel. True?
That's what the news said over here. Said only mission critical personnel should report for duty, everyone else stay home.
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User avatar 12.Denver-Gator » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm

Looks like it was a direct hit on Tyndall
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User avatar 13.panamag8or » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm

Looks like it was a direct hit on Tyndall
Yeah, but east of the base housing and flightline, luckily. The only things at the landfall spot are some firing ranges and the drone launch facility.
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14.Juggs » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:13 pm

Well the booger won't be flying out of there anytime soon. Those airstrips are under water now I'm sure :lol:
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15.Tommy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:15 pm

PSJ getting hammered, Toucans in Mex Bch is gone, cousin just texted us, distressed because she can’t make her Mensa mtg
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16.Tommy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:16 pm

Well the booger won't be flying out of there anytime soon. Those airstrips are under water now I'm sure :lol:
Think they’re 35’ above sea level
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17.Juggs » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 pm

Well the booger won't be flying out of there anytime soon. Those airstrips are under water now I'm sure :lol:
Think they’re 35’ above sea level
Tyndall has wetlands literally right beside at least 1 runway, which was flooding. I worked on a project to a few years ago to fix those problems about 3 years ago, but that certainly isn't going to keep a hurricane from flooding it.
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User avatar 18.GFY » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Glad you and the family are safe.
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19.rampart » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:55 pm

Hope everyone (tgb’rs or families) who is in the path stay safe. Keep us posted.
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20.Flight of the Gator » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:49 pm

I will be reassigned to Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach for awhile to help with the recovery efforts. My certification to also fly C-130's got me volunteered...lol
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21.9508 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:20 am

The photos/videos are horrible. Glad to hear good people will be helping. Hope to have you back in a fighter soon.
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User avatar 22.GFY » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:41 am

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23.9508 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:43 am

Flew that drone right into the backboard
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User avatar 24.RIP » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:39 am

Flew that drone right into the backboard
And the volleyball net.
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User avatar 25.panamag8or » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:29 am

That was panakid's middle school gym.
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