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Pictures From Melbourne,Florida Rally (Plus F-16 Chase)
My Camera | 10-23-04 | my favorite headache

Posted on 10/23/2004 5:10:06 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache



TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aar; melbourne
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1 posted on 10/23/2004 5:10:07 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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I am adding here...this thread will be picture heavy.


2 posted on 10/23/2004 5:10:29 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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3 posted on 10/23/2004 5:12:12 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Good, can't wait to see them. This was quite a day.


4 posted on 10/23/2004 5:12:13 PM PDT by Bahbah (Proud member of the pajamahadeen)
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Great shot of Marine 1. Keep them coming.


5 posted on 10/23/2004 5:12:22 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore for W04)
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Great photos!


6 posted on 10/23/2004 5:12:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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I love the first photo....


7 posted on 10/23/2004 5:12:57 PM PDT by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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8 posted on 10/23/2004 5:13:42 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Can't wait to see them all!


9 posted on 10/23/2004 5:13:45 PM PDT by BlessedAmerican (Pray for our President and those who are fighting to preserve our freedom!)
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Thanks so much!


10 posted on 10/23/2004 5:15:38 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (The W stands for WHOOPASS!)
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11 posted on 10/23/2004 5:15:50 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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12 posted on 10/23/2004 5:16:57 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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See also THESE related threads:
Pilots Violate Air Space at Bush Campaign Events
  Posted by joevberry333
On Bloggers & Personal 10/23/2004 3:22:51 PM PDT · 2 replies · 34+ views


The Conservative Republican ^
 

Fighters Escort Two Small Planes Away From Bush Rally
  Posted by sheikdetailfeather
On News/Activism 10/23/2004 2:43:45 PM PDT · 98 replies · 2,355+ views


wesh.com ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Associated Press

Crop Duster Buzzes Bush Appearance in Florida
  Posted by GregGinn
On News/Activism 10/23/2004 11:40:53 AM PDT · 289 replies · 12,253+ views


10/23/2004 | GregGinn


13 posted on 10/23/2004 5:18:38 PM PDT by RonDog
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14 posted on 10/23/2004 5:18:40 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Good pics, I can see the F-16 has two drop tanks, two AMRAAM's on the wingtip rails, and prob two Sidewinders under the wing.


15 posted on 10/23/2004 5:19:17 PM PDT by BladeLWS
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Excellent photos. Thanks.


16 posted on 10/23/2004 5:19:54 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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17 posted on 10/23/2004 5:21:04 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Great pics....( except for the one with all the porta-potties in the center..LOL) call your local paper..they might buy them...then upload on the national wire..


18 posted on 10/23/2004 5:23:10 PM PDT by ken5050
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19 posted on 10/23/2004 5:23:17 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Cool Pics! Good to see a good crowd show up too! Thanks HEadache! :)


20 posted on 10/23/2004 5:23:21 PM PDT by PureSolace (A Conservative bases his politics from his morals, and a Liberal bases his morals from his politics.)
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WOW! EXCELLENT PIX!! I'm so proud to be an American...THANK YOU JESUS, thank you President Bush and most of all THANK YOU SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN!! GOD BLESS YOU!!


21 posted on 10/23/2004 5:23:28 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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22 posted on 10/23/2004 5:25:04 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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And from www.floridatoday.com:

Oct 23, 2004

F-16 chases plane away as Bush addresses crowd at Space Coast Stadium

N.Y. pilot released, says he was unaware of flight restrictions

Plane
A F-16 intercepts a small plane that flew near the Space Coast Stadium today while President Bush was speaking there. (FLORIDA TODAY/Emily Barnes)
By John McCarthy, R. Norman Moody, Kate Brennan, Craig Bailey
FLORIDA TODAY


Security agents this afternoon released the pilot of a small plane hours after it was intercepted and escorted to a landing by an F-16 fighter as President Bush was addressing the crowd at Space Coast Stadium in Viera.

Robert A. Hargrove, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., told reporters he was unaware of temporary flight restrictions set up in Brevard County by the Federal Aviation Administration for Bush's visit.

The fighter intercepted the bright yellow, single-engine Aeronca over Space Coast Stadium and escorted it to Merritt Island Airport, where Hargrove was questioned.

He was allowed to continue on his way to Boca Raton about two hours later.

"I'm sure I'll be hearing from some others, including the FAA," Hargrove said as he prepared to leave.

Hargrove said he had set out from Brunswick, Ga., this morning, landed for fuel and lunch in Flagler County and headed south again. He said he knew of flight restrictions around Jacksonville, and made a wide circle around the city, but didn't know of anything unusual over Brevard.

Upon overflying Space Coast Stadium, he circled to see what the crowd was about.

He realized something was wrong when the fighter closed in. Hargrove switched to an emergency radio frequency, on which he was ordered to land at Merritt Island.

"The president was never in any danger," said White House spokesman Trent Duffy.

The roar of the F-16 was loud enough to drown out Bush, who looked up as the jet passed overhead.

"I thought we were going to see a plane shot down," A.W. Luckett of Titusville said.

Said Amy Courtney, a University of Central Florida student, "You could notice people looking and asking what is going on?"

Roy Carter of Melbourne, a military veteran, said: "I thought they did a correct job by chasing it out of the area. It indicates they were on the ball."

"When they had the F-16 roaring behind it, I knew they had it under control," he said.

Renee Blackburn of Satellite Beach saw the event unfolding and knew what might happen because her husband flies rescue helicopters for the Air Force.

"I know how they move people out of the way and I knew there were planes up there," she said. "I saw the fighters and knew it was OK."


23 posted on 10/23/2004 5:26:10 PM PDT by RonDog
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Wonderful pictures MFH! Thanks for posting them!


24 posted on 10/23/2004 5:27:45 PM PDT by ConservativeLawyer (Broken Glass Republican)
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What a great turnout!! Edwards only pulled 2500 at his event the other day.


25 posted on 10/23/2004 5:28:41 PM PDT by Bob
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Good pics, I can see the F-16 has two drop tanks, two AMRAAM's on the wingtip rails under the wings, and prob two Sidewinders under the wing on the wingtip rails.

AIM-9s are always on the outer rails. (Not trying to nitpick - the lightest ordnance goes outboard.)

Thanks for posting all of these photos MFH!! Excellent. Even on a coal fired modem, I'm more than happy to wait for them to download.

26 posted on 10/23/2004 5:28:46 PM PDT by datura (Let's roll? No, Lock and load.)
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Just watched it on C-Span! Thanks for the pics!

After you finish posting, be sure to go read this thread I put up earlier:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1254785/posts?page=12#12

A Dubya press pool reporter at today's Florida rallies sent an email to one of the writers at National Review. We don't know who the reporter is, but let's just say he sounds pumped!

It's a good read!


27 posted on 10/23/2004 5:29:00 PM PDT by Timeout (Just hours to go....before we can sleep!)
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Wonderful shot of Marine One landing in the outfield. It was quite a buildup after first seeing the trio of copters land with the press corps, then a presidential helo landing behind the first base side, then to see Marine 1 come in for the landing really had us choked up with pride.

I should add that after leaving, Marine 1 did a fly-by as a parting salute.

28 posted on 10/23/2004 5:30:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Kerry: I wholeheartedly disagree with you beyond expression)
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Actually F-16's usually carry the AMRAAMs on the outside wingtip rails now, you can see they are longer then AIM-9's, here's a pic of it.

http://www.af.mil/media/photodb/photos/040818-F-4884R-006.jpg


29 posted on 10/23/2004 5:30:39 PM PDT by BladeLWS
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30 posted on 10/23/2004 5:31:42 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Here's another one with most likely the same loadout as the F-16 today. http://www.af.mil/media/photodb/photos/030210-F-6705C-005.jpg


31 posted on 10/23/2004 5:31:48 PM PDT by BladeLWS
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Beat me to it; glad I looked.


32 posted on 10/23/2004 5:39:23 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (hoplophobia is a mental aberration rather than a mere attitude)
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33 posted on 10/23/2004 5:40:44 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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34 posted on 10/23/2004 5:42:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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excellent


35 posted on 10/23/2004 5:43:57 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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36 posted on 10/23/2004 5:44:23 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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37 posted on 10/23/2004 5:46:12 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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The Aeronca Champ I used to fly had a top cruise of about 75 kts. I would guess that the stall spped of an F-16 is significantly above that. How did they "chase" his guy?


38 posted on 10/23/2004 5:47:28 PM PDT by Species8472 (www.firefightersforBush.com)
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Snipers
39 posted on 10/23/2004 5:47:29 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Best and most reassuring photo of all, MFH. Thank you for posting the cool photos.


40 posted on 10/23/2004 5:48:10 PM PDT by bd476
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wonderful pics ... what are you using for a camera?


41 posted on 10/23/2004 5:48:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Kerry: I wholeheartedly disagree with you beyond expression)
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42 posted on 10/23/2004 5:49:52 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Sony 3.2 Cybershot


43 posted on 10/23/2004 5:51:23 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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BUMP!


44 posted on 10/23/2004 5:51:56 PM PDT by NetSurfer (Proud member of the Pajama-Wearing Lunatic Fringe)
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My little brother was there today too. Great pics MFH !


45 posted on 10/23/2004 5:51:58 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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Awesome pictures.


46 posted on 10/23/2004 5:53:50 PM PDT by BlindGuardian ("You'll pay for this Captain Planet!")
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Your pictures are great. I felt like I was there.


47 posted on 10/23/2004 5:55:14 PM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde (be wary of slick John Kerry))
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Mid-Chase
48 posted on 10/23/2004 5:55:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Thanks MFH!


49 posted on 10/23/2004 5:55:41 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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Forgive me if I have the wrong branch of the military but this photo makes me want to sing "Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, Flying high into the sky!"

God Bless America!

50 posted on 10/23/2004 5:56:58 PM PDT by bd476
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