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FAA Causes Panic in NYC...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    ...sending a jumbo airliner accompanied by a fighter jet over Manhattan, did not alert the public that it was for a photo shoot, and told police/fire not to alert the public. Mayor and other NY pols are not pleased.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6782403

    If this isn't one of the dumbest stunts ever, it has to be in the top five and I can't think of the other four.
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Brilliant idea, lets get a 747 and have it fly low over the Statue of Liberty, and lets make it even better, lets have the 747 be the Air Force One back-up plane and have an F-16 flying on its tail. We'll slip in, slip out, no one will notice.

    Brilliance.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Your gubbernmint at work for you..
     
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Can some at the Defense Department provide one good reason why we need to go to this effort for a couple of pictures?
     
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Great idea. We have money to spend on this!
     
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    NY Post: 'Air Farce One'

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/04272009/news/regionalnews/obama_plane_photo_op_startles_new_yorker_166470.htm
     
  7. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    That makes no sense whatsoever. If you listen to DC radio and TV long enough, you hear announcements that F-16s will be flying for a photo shoot or they're practicing maneuvers or whatever.

    Why would NYC not do the same? Unreal.

    And I'm glad to see I'm helping foot the bill for a few thousand gallons of Jet-A, all for a couple of glossies.
     
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Ever hear of photoshop?

    God our people in charge are stupid.
     
  9. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Three bylines on a 12-inch story, at least two editors reading it and none of them can catch a simple grammar mistake.

     
  10. Cousin Oliver

    Cousin Oliver New Member

    Spell check didn't catch it!
     
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Tonight's meme on the psychowingnut screeching academies: Obama himself ordered the idiotic exercise.


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  12. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Was down there this morning and saw it and wasn't freaked out. But I can see why some would be, especially if they were here on 9-11, which I wasn't.
     
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