Really, what the f#*& could our commander and chief thinking to allow an Air Force One Boeing Jet to fly over NYC for a supposed photo op? Talk about audacity. Has he got his head completely stuck up his ass?
The plane looks like it is on maneuvers rather than a sightseeing mission. C’mon conspiracy theorists! It resembled Air Force One on a “pre-planned” military flight taking photos of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
No wonder people panicked and evacuated buildings with terrorism still on the minds of many, post 911 and in the midst of Swine Flu Outbreaks with no cause.
Apparently everything was coordinated with the FAA and other agencies but no one notified the tourists or the folks that work in the sky scrapers that had a birds eye view of the plane. “People came pouring out of the buildings, the American Express Building, all the buildings in the financial district by the water.” http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ff5_1240852075
Could you blame anyone for taking a dive for cover after 911’s fiasco? Had those thousands of people taken off running instead of sitting there listening to reports from officials that the building was safe on 911, they might still be alive. Watching an unidentified jumbo jet pitching and and banking at 45 degree angles back and forth over the city and out your window- all the while being chased by close flying fighter jets ought to scare the hell out of anyone.
I want to see the Godd&%ned pictures that were worth terrorizing NYC and America yet again. The NY Times said: The mission on Monday, officials said, was set up to create an iconic shot of Air Force One, similar to one that was taken in recent years over the Grand Canyon.
Kiss my tax paying ass to pay the $50,000 an a hour tab it take to fly the damned thing. Lord knows what it costs for an F-16. I wonder if it will be the White House Christmas/Kwanzaa Card?
If this act doesn’t prove the audacity of President Obama, nothing will. The Statue of Liberty cried for the second time in her life. Could no one in the entire government: The Pentagon, NYPD, The Department of Defense, Homeland Security, or any other taxpayer supported Federal Agency manage to PhotoShop a plane in front of the Statue of Liberty? Give me a freaking break.
Boeing photo shoot from http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/
MEMORANDUM FOR ADDRESSEES
FROM: FAA Air Traffic System Operations Security (AJR-2)
SUBJECT: Flight Notification- New York City -Statue of Liberty Photo Op, Upper New York Bay / Newark Bay on April 27, 2009, 10:00L. (amended 4/23)
The information in this document is considered FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, and should only be shared with persons with a need to know. Information in this document shall not be released to the public or media.
1. The Department of Defense (DOD), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will conduct a flying photo op in the New York City Area on April 27, 2009 involving a transport and fighter aircraft. Below are the details regarding the operation.
• Date: Monday April 27, 2009 (Primary), April 28 or April 30 (weather backup dates)
• Number / Type Aircraft: 1 VC-25 and 2 F-16s. Actual photo op will only have VC25 and 1 F16.
• Callsign: VENUS01
• Departure point: ADW
• Arrival point: ADW
• Flight Plan: Crews will file two separate IFR flight plans:
ADW-JFK: KADW.. PALEO V44 SIE CAMRN4 JFK
Requested altitude FL190B210
EWR-ADW: KEWR..EWR7.BIGGY J75 MXE V378 BAL KADW
• Planned Departure Time: 0930 approximately
• Planned Time On Photo Op Location: 10:00 -10:30L.
• Planned Photo Op Altitude: 1000-1500ft
• Number of Passes: 2, possibly 3
The aircraft will depart ADW via IFR clearance as a three (3) ship formation to Sea Isle (SIE). At SIE one (1) of the fighters will leave the flight and return to ADW IFR via SIE ATR V308 BILIT ADW.
The VC25 and 1 F16 will proceed IFR to CAMRN intersection south of JFK. In the vicinity of CAMRN intersection the aircraft will cancel IFR and proceed VFR with New York TRACON (N90) towards the Verranzano Bridge. N90 will hand the aircraft off to Newark Tower (EWR) for the flight in the Upper NY and Newark Bay. Upon completion of the final pass the aircraft will be treated as a EWR departure and pickup an IFR clearance back to ADW.
The photo op portion of the flight will be VFR in accordance with the specified ground track as per the attached map (Attachment 1). On the northbound flight segments the fighter aircraft will be offset to the east by approximately ½ mile. During the southbound flight segment the fighter will re-position to remain offset to the aircraft within the depicted box.
The operation will be monitored by FAA Air Traffic Security Coordinators (ATSC) at the Domestic Event Network at FAA Headquarters from start to finish. Any questions or issues can be directed to the FAA ATSC at the DEN. The FAA ATSC can be reached at (202) 493-5107.
The Public Affairs posture for this effort is passive. No media or press releases are planned. Please direct all media inquiries to the FAA Air Traffic Security Coordinator at (202) 493-5107. Due to the possibility of public concern regarding DOD aircraft flying at low levels, coordination with Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies, emergency operations centers and aviation units has been accomplished.
JAMES J. JOHNSTON, FAA Air Traffic
AJR-2 System Operations Security
Comm: (703) 563-3118
Cell: (703) 268-0567
courtesy of http://theerant.yuku.com/topic/19851
This is a test. For the next sixty (or thirty) seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test, testing to see how people respond for 30 or 60 seconds when a jet is dive bombing NYC.
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