I lucked out and just happened to be on my way back from lunch when the F16s did their fly over of the Sox celebration downtown. I wasn't anywhere near downtown, but the sound they make is unmistakable and they are just so cool!
I have a question though. They are really only just airplanes, so why do they have the power to invoke that feeling in the pit of your stomach when they fly over? Just hearing them coming and leaving was enough to make me start choking up, why is that?
I had the pleasure of being right underneath them one time when they did a real low fly over of Road America and they are deafening. Today the news said they were at 23,000 feet, but I can still only imagine how they sounded downtown with the sound reverberating off all the tall buildings. The crowd on the radio sounded kind of loud themselves, but I'm sure the sound of the crowd was nothing compared to the sound of those F16s.