My buddy Brad H., who is a badass and flies FA-18 fighter jets in Iraq, sends along these incredible photos of a recent sand storm that enveloped his base. He writes:
“I just thought I would send a quick note with a couple of pictures from a sandstorm that rolled through the base this afternoon. I didn’t see it “coming”, since I pretty much sleep all day and fly/work all night. When I woke up around 7:00 PM, I could only see about 8 feet in front of my face.
I honestly didn’t think storms like this existed outside of Hollywood. When you see the shots, you’ll know what I mean. We had a section of jets airborne when this rolled through. Can you imagine trying to land in these conditions?”