Hill Air Force Base is about 10 miles south of here. F-16s take off and land routinely from Hill. Our house is in the flight pattern. The constant swooshing and other hard-to-describe sounds of F-16s and other planes fill our ears. Sometimes they cause us to scan our eyes for the planes.
I am so thrilled to be on the AFB flight path as opposed to the Route 1 emergency vehicle path that we were when we lived in Virginia. I totally respect what emergency peeps do, their vehicles, etc., but we were confined. As in, we had one entry and one exit point to and from our place. It was a bit confining to say the least.
Here we have lots of ins and outs of our place (well, at least two direct ones- left and right or north and south), which I suppose helps to make the sounds and overall experience of life here more freeing.
I also suspect it's less worrisome hearing F-16s as opposed to emergency vehicles. Yet, to all who do what they do....thank you!