When you live in a navy town, watching the skies often results in the sighting of naval aircraft. Here we actually have two naval bases - one an actual port for ships and the other a naval air station for only planes.
While strolling around the TPC Sawgrass a few weeks ago the pilot of this particular plane - known as a P3 Orion - evidently decided he wanted to watch a little golf as well, because it came flying over the course from the ocean and proceeded to make a few loops overhead; I can only assume the crew was leaning to look out the windows and catch a glimps of the golf course below.
The P3 Orion is an older plane now, soon to be replaced, but it still does a good job. It is a surveillance craft - crammed full of listening divices to track submarines. It gathers data and relays it to surface ships and friendly submarines in the area to help coordinate efforts to thwart the enemy. But today I think the only enemy was that they were on duty and not on the ground watching golf. :)
Be sure to visit Tom for all the Sky Watch Friday fun, and a happy long Memorial Day weekend to all of my fellow Americans.