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FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos
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Posted on 04/27/2009 7:30:01 AM PDT by LottieDah

FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos by Staten Island Advance Monday April 27, 2009, 10:03 AM

A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a "pre-planned" military flight taking photos of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Reports indicate it may be Air Force One.

"It is pre-planned, pre-coordinated with everyone involved," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters. "It's a military flight over New York to take photos."

Peters, who stressed it is not an emergency, said the flight is circling the Statue of Liberty and New York City to take photos.

Peters said city officials as well as state government agencies in New York and New Jersey were briefed on the flight in advance.


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: New York
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1 posted on 04/27/2009 7:30:04 AM PDT by LottieDah
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To: LottieDah

Just Obama allowing Hamas and al-Qaeda to get some photos.


2 posted on 04/27/2009 7:31:14 AM PDT by avacado
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To: LottieDah

Its Taliban terrorist looking to take the land fill back to the Afghan/Pakistan border to feed their troops.


3 posted on 04/27/2009 7:32:10 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: avacado

Obama out for a joyride.Reggie,get me a grilled cheese and
some fries!


4 posted on 04/27/2009 7:34:43 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: LottieDah
WSJ--Readers: Did You See the Low-Flying Jet Over Lower Manhattan?
5 posted on 04/27/2009 7:36:29 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Dr. Ursus

LOL!!!


6 posted on 04/27/2009 7:37:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: LottieDah

Maybe a movie about Sully’s landing being filmed?


7 posted on 04/27/2009 7:39:48 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: LottieDah
..."It is pre-planned, pre-coordinated with everyone involved," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters...

Obviously not.

8 posted on 04/27/2009 7:40:03 AM PDT by FReepaholic
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To: FReepaholic

The are in cya mode.


9 posted on 04/27/2009 7:40:28 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: LottieDah

We know it was not a muzzy flying a plane........

http://www.viperalley.com/forum/anything-goes/75288-brand-new-airbus-340-a.html


10 posted on 04/27/2009 7:41:17 AM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The event caused some evacuations of office buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City, N.J.

Apparently not everyone was notified of this little “publicity stunt”.

11 posted on 04/27/2009 7:41:59 AM PDT by McGruff (I guess it all depends upon what the meaning of "bow" is.)
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To: LottieDah
Reports indicate it may be Air Force One.

Obama getting some publicity photos on the taxpayer's dime?

12 posted on 04/27/2009 7:44:33 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: LottieDah

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A photo opportunity involving President Barack Obama’s backup plane flying over the Statue of Liberty created a stir in New York City on Monday, but authorities said it was only an authorized exercise.

Obama was not on board.

“Please be advised the U.S. Air Force conducted an authorized photo flyover of the downtown Manhattan area this morning,” the New York Police Department advised local businesses in an e-mail alert.


13 posted on 04/27/2009 7:48:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Moonman62
You know this Prez is all about the PR... Damn the Constitution, what do the polls say Rahm?
14 posted on 04/27/2009 7:49:17 AM PDT by Barney59 ("Amen")
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To: LottieDah

Link says page not found


15 posted on 04/27/2009 7:50:21 AM PDT by Calpernia (DefendOurFreedoms.Org)
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To: avacado

Lol - first thing I thought!


16 posted on 04/27/2009 7:51:51 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: LottieDah

Total B.S.. No one knew this was going on except the participants, damned unkind to those in manhattan.


17 posted on 04/27/2009 7:53:04 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So they are taking pictures OF AF1 buzzing us peons with no notice for a documentary entitled “I WON” with soundtracks of pelosi, boxer, clinton, et al cackling in the background. Got it. /sarc


18 posted on 04/27/2009 7:53:31 AM PDT by Dosa26
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To: LottieDah

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/low-flying-planes-spotted-over-harbor/


19 posted on 04/27/2009 7:54:05 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: LottieDah
Obama flying a recon mission for al-Qaeda
20 posted on 04/27/2009 7:54:48 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Small pix @ link ^^


21 posted on 04/27/2009 7:55:18 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: LottieDah

And they say nothing to anyone? I read of evacuations in NY.

This o-thing is a loose cannon. We’d beter watch this guy.


22 posted on 04/27/2009 7:56:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: LottieDah

I just saw a photo of the plane with the fighter jet behind it, I really don’t believe this explanation one bit.


23 posted on 04/27/2009 7:56:54 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Kakaze

You’re right it was thoughtless. The whole country has gone nuts it feels like sometimes.


24 posted on 04/27/2009 7:56:58 AM PDT by modest proposal (We got short-changed.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Its probably a propaganda film about Obama landing Air Force One in the Hudson and saving everyone aboard.


25 posted on 04/27/2009 7:57:34 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
That's an awfully big plane for "taking some photos".
26 posted on 04/27/2009 7:57:36 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: LottieDah
Working link (I hope) here...

The explanation is bogus. Using a jet for taking pictures of the Statue of Liberty? Why?

27 posted on 04/27/2009 7:57:49 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That’s Air Force One!!!


28 posted on 04/27/2009 7:58:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: modest proposal

It feels like Dear Leader is mocking us. After 9/11, this was thoughtless, at best.


29 posted on 04/27/2009 7:58:58 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: ArrogantBustard
That's an awfully big plane for "taking some photos".

My thoughts precisely.

This smells rotten.
30 posted on 04/27/2009 7:59:34 AM PDT by GOPmember
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To: LottieDah

This is astounding. To fly a low flying jet over the Hudson just to get pictures, and then not warn everyone on the ground in advance? Does anyone in this administration even remember 9/11 ? Absolutely tone deaf. Wow.


31 posted on 04/27/2009 8:00:34 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: LottieDah

And the Carbon Foot Print is?


32 posted on 04/27/2009 8:00:43 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: ArrogantBustard
Compare the markings...


33 posted on 04/27/2009 8:01:12 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

The only planes I know of in the USAF inventory that are painted like that are either the two VC-25s that are used as Air Force One, or the E-4 airborne command posts. More than likely, it’s a VC-25.

Which begs a few questions. Why the hell do you take a 747 out low over New York for a photo op, and was the TOTUS onboard?

}:-)4


34 posted on 04/27/2009 8:03:30 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Moonman62

Probably the ‘before’ pictures...


35 posted on 04/27/2009 8:05:25 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes
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To: LottieDah

36 posted on 04/27/2009 8:05:34 AM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: LottieDah

Very wierd. First, why do they need pictures? Second, why do they need pictures taken from one of the AF-1 jets, and not some other jet? Third, why didn’t they let people know they would be doing this?


37 posted on 04/27/2009 8:07:13 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: LottieDah
The are in cya mode.

That's why they released the "torture" memos and photos. When the next strike comes, they can blame it on Bush (we brought it on ourselves, more liberal BS canards, etc.).

38 posted on 04/27/2009 8:07:18 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia; Cindy; Oorang; LucyT; Godzilla; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal; ...

Weird.


39 posted on 04/27/2009 8:07:31 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: mplsconservative

Yeah and the explanation is so phony sounding it is cryptic. People are probably still worried.

Well even if we were all gonna die I would not trust Obama to bother telling us.


40 posted on 04/27/2009 8:08:32 AM PDT by modest proposal (We got short-changed.)
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To: LottieDah
FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos by Staten Island Advance ...

Yeah, right. Professional photogs everywhere much prefer a big, lumbering passenger jet making multiple passes in order to get just the right shot, to a nimble helicopter that can hover in place, for photo shoots.

This "photo shoot" story is BULLSH*T, I say.

41 posted on 04/27/2009 8:08:38 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny

Maybe they wanted a pic of the AF-1 flying over the statue of liberty? For an ad about how O is bringing liberty back to our nation?


42 posted on 04/27/2009 8:10:32 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: LottieDah

Our federal government...yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater.

Great. Just great.


43 posted on 04/27/2009 8:11:05 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: ArrogantBustard

My thoughts exactly. Global warming anyone?


44 posted on 04/27/2009 8:12:49 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: LottieDah
Reports indicate it may be Air Force One.

Reports also indicate that those reporters making reports wouldn't know AF1 from a Piper Tri-Pacer.

Bottom line; an airplane is taking pictures.

BFD!

Everyone should stop jumping through their ass.

45 posted on 04/27/2009 8:13:30 AM PDT by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: modest proposal

Well, 0bama is such a pompous sort, that this actually makes sense in a sort of way. His minions will photoshop a smiling and waving Bambi in the AF1 window with the statue of liberty in the background. Then I think, couldn’t they photoshop the whole thing. What is this really about?


46 posted on 04/27/2009 8:13:53 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: LottieDah

There is nothing odd about this.

I have seen many patriotic photos of planes flying with The Statue of Liberty below them.

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels do it, American aircraft manufacturers do it, all sorts of other organizations do it.

The Flyby was authorized and planned, no one did anything wrong, this story is about the nervousness of New Yorkers, which is hardly surprising since 0bama dismantled our defenses against terrorism.

Perhaps they shouldn’t have voted him in.


47 posted on 04/27/2009 8:14:29 AM PDT by Wil H (The most destructive act of Muslim terrorism against the US was paying for 0bama's Harvard education)
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To: LottieDah

Maybe they’re taking pictures OF Air Force One and they wanted Statue of Liberty, etc., in the background...


48 posted on 04/27/2009 8:14:48 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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“Very wierd. First, why do they need pictures?...”

So they can remember New York and New Jersey before the holocaust.


49 posted on 04/27/2009 8:14:58 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: dinoparty
The NY Times explains that somebody wanted to take pics of Air Force One flying past the Statue of Liberty. It would have saved money (and panic) to just photo shop it.

The Dow dropped 40 points during the incident.

50 posted on 04/27/2009 8:15:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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