Had an awesome moment (and a great time) at the dog park today. Watched 4 A-10s take off from about 200 yards away. Was eerily quiet when I got there, was wondering why nothing was taking off (the dog park abuts the Minneapolis Airport on the north side) and thought nothing of it as I unloaded the pups. Then heard the unmistakable noise from the Warthog, turned around just in time to see the first one take off super low, go over the trees at the park and bank super hard and gone. Then got to watch 3 more just behind it.
Had never seen them fly that close before, usually always pretty high up when I see them around here. Such beautiful aircraft.