- Apr 28, 2010
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I grew up in the Panhandle, father got stationed at Eglin in the early 1960's and never left. My brother works in Panama City and lives inland. Both his work and residence are ok.jsport said:Would say some IG should determine when NOAA/DoD knew about this storm's possible path before any judgement whether these things could been on the road.TomS said:It takes time to tear down and load a plane for flatbedding. Michael went from TS to Hurricane making landfall in basically two days. If they had tried to drive out, they would likely have had aircraft on trucks, out on the roads, in the middle of a hurricane.
As it is, we don't know at all the extent of the damage to these aircraft -- it's far too son to write them off.
I concur that getting these on trucks would be a no-go. When the evac notices hit it normally takes about 6 hours to drive North what normally takes an hour. Going East or West on HWY 98 wouldn't work either. Getting those planes onto the available roads would only make it tougher for the citizens to evacuate. If they tried the outcry would be "USAF puts planes over people".