Did You Hear the Jets Fly Over Saturday?

An advance team was prepping for next month's arrival of Endeavor.

Jets were heard over the Los Angeles skies on Saturday. 

In Hollywood they were heard in the early afternoon. Some readers in the San Fernando Valley said they heard them around noon.

From 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. there was a window of time that NASA announced they would be doing some low-altitude flying in the Los Angeles area for some advance preparation for the arrival of the space shuttle Endeavor on Sept. 20.

“We want to alert the public that these are loud jets and they will be flying fairly low,” said NASA spokesman Michael Curie.

The Endeavor is arriving at LAX for its new home at the California Science Center. It is coming on the back of a 747.

In preparation for that, the two jets—an F-18 Hornet and a T-38 Trainer jet—are taking a dry run for the flight and looking for potentially challenging areas or obstacles such as radio and TV towers. They will also have camera equipment to take pictures of the shuttle flying over iconic landmarks such as Disneyland and the Hollywood sign, much like Discovery's arrival in Washington, D.C.

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Did you hear or see the jets? Tell us about it in the COMMENTs area below.

Someone August 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
No :(
Carl Showalter August 27, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I actually stepped outside to have a look, thinking a plane was going to crash.
Susan Warner August 27, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Yes - I was sitting up at Forst Lawn completely alone and watched them fly over..I thought that's strange..Now I know why...
Al Reitz August 27, 2012 at 05:37 AM
Loud and awesome above Laurel Canyon. Watched them zoom eastward over Mt. Lee, then they circled back for another pass before departing to the east. If they fly the 747/orbiter on that route we're all in for a real treat.
M. Saint-Jean August 27, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Yup --- we were at Ralphs in Studio City and it was chilling and thrilling. Great to see something that reminds us of kinder gentler times.


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