Skip to comments.FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos
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.
Just Obama allowing Hamas and al-Qaeda to get some photos.
Its Taliban terrorist looking to take the land fill back to the Afghan/Pakistan border to feed their troops.
Obama out for a joyride.Reggie,get me a grilled cheese and
Maybe a movie about Sully’s landing being filmed?
The are in cya mode.
We know it was not a muzzy flying a plane........
Apparently not everyone was notified of this little “publicity stunt”.
Obama getting some publicity photos on the taxpayer's dime?
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.
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Lol - first thing I thought!
Total B.S.. No one knew this was going on except the participants, damned unkind to those in manhattan.
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
Small pix @ link ^^
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.
I just saw a photo of the plane with the fighter jet behind it, I really don’t believe this explanation one bit.
You’re right it was thoughtless. The whole country has gone nuts it feels like sometimes.
Its probably a propaganda film about Obama landing Air Force One in the Hudson and saving everyone aboard.
The explanation is bogus. Using a jet for taking pictures of the Statue of Liberty? Why?
That’s Air Force One!!!
It feels like Dear Leader is mocking us. After 9/11, this was thoughtless, at best.
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.
And the Carbon Foot Print is?
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?
Probably the ‘before’ pictures...
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?
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.).
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.
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.
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?
Our federal government...yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater.
Great. Just great.
My thoughts exactly. Global warming anyone?
Reports also indicate that those reporters making reports wouldn't know AF1 from a Piper Tri-Pacer.
Bottom line; an airplane is taking pictures.
Everyone should stop jumping through their ass.
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?
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.
Maybe they’re taking pictures OF Air Force One and they wanted Statue of Liberty, etc., in the background...
“Very wierd. First, why do they need pictures?...”
So they can remember New York and New Jersey before the holocaust.
The Dow dropped 40 points during the incident.