Skip to comments.FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Posted on 04/28/2009 9:23:47 PM PDT by GVnana
FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out
Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again"
CBS News Interactive: Sept. 11 And Since Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ―
An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack.
Dozens of people evacuated outside 17 State Street after military jets were seen escorting a 747 in Manhattan on April 27, 2009.
A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty.
CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question.
Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.
In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.
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"White House Office of Military Affairs"?
Yeah, right. UH-HUH! Does anyone think they could order this by themselves? I don't think BO is behind this, though I wouldn't be suprised. I think it's his handlers, the people who are REALLY running things in this country. BO is just a setup for the behind-the-scenes people who are making the decisions and then telling BO what to say, and I wouldn't be surprised if lovey-wife Michelle is at the top of this pyramid.
Even the press is covering for BO's administration mistakes, as seen by the fact that no one has been asked to answer for this idiocy yet. More than likely, the media are giving BO time to set their ducks up and get their stories straight before trotting the "story" out to the press.
Wouldn't want the pajama-majadeen to find the chinks in the armor before they can sell their "story"!!!
My second thought is that the pilots of both planes used as Air Force One are the most professional and proficient in the world. One wonders what they now know that would cause them to do something so “unprofessional”. They are obligated to follow orders. However, their professional advise and caution was not heeded. To me that means that whomever ordered this exercise was unmindful of what the consequences might be.
Sometimes following orders is what we do when the orders are so insane that we want someone to take notice of the ineptitude and incompetence of those giving them.
If he's gonna be genuinely furious, he should look the part, and not smile while he's being furious. Even the Toon was able to fake it.
You mean the one with “I believe I can fly” and the flyover??? LOL
After 4 years of Obama it will be interesting to see how much Kool-Aid the Obama cult followers will swallow. 2012 is going to be an interesting year..end of the world or not.
Guys, I need some FREEPER advice...
sorry to use this thread, but it seemed like an appropriate one...
Ok, here’s my problem...I am somewhat “condemned” by other Christian conservatives (friends, people I go to church with, etc.)...for making fun of Obama and the dems....I am told (in not so many words)that I should pray for him (which of course I do...Good Lord!)...but they get really offended (not just at me, at others also)if we make a light hearted joke about the size of the stimulus for example...and they tend to be judgmental about it...I believe, with things being so serious that if we don’t laugh SOME...we would go nuts....
What I need is a good freeper comeback...or else I’m gonna get ticked off and spew something unchristian I am afraid...Please help...all you smart and witty freepers!
Sometimes you've gotta laugh to keep from crying.
No kidding for the rumored cost for this being 380K, I could do some top notch 3D CGI work give them a more versatile result. You want Air force One flying above Manhattan at night? Sure. Doing a barrel roll over the golden gate bridge? You got it.
It's a complete steaming pile of bullcrap we've come to expect from this incompetent bunch. I cannot believe for one millisecond that this was so highly classified that even the president was kept out of the loop.
Thank you. It is quite frustrating. It’s like they want everyone to just be quiet and pretend that the obvious isn’t happening. They are conservative, but I don’t think they realize just how much ANTI-CONSERVATIVE that he is...
And as another FReeper pointed out, who's going to use a single-seat F-16 as a camera platform?!?
Here's the scenario - Mr. Red-Tail Fighter Pilot is going :
Yeah, right. What utter BS. Unless I see the shots, I'm calling this one a joyride for an arrogant VIP.
That, and his horse-faced wife.
That or he’ll start dumping all over the Air Force for creating such utter chaos and panic. He takes great joy in dumping on the military as it is.
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You may be right, maybe there was another photo plane? The fighter is tailing AF-One. That would be a crappy shot. .
Somehow the photo-op story just seems odd to me.
Guess AF-1 is the new Lincoln Bedroom... if the price is right.
Where was Obama during the duration of the flight? Where was Michelle?
Why do WE have to think up the questions for our lazy press corps?
At the moment of the impact, suicide pilot Steve “X” is NOT kenyan. He has a british passport and the name is “Hussein Obama II”.
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Obama pimps his ride.
Take them to Romans 13 and then inform them we live in a democracy, not a monarchy or a Roman Empire. In a Democracy a citizen, if he is a good citizen, is OBLIGATED to make his opinions known to both the authorities and the electorate. To fail in this is to allow others, by default, to oppress others.
Explain to them that silent obedient types made Hitler possible.
AMEN! Are you idiot New Yorkers gonna vote for this muslim again?
I'll call that bet and raise you two watermelons and a gallon of ice cream and say that it was George Soros.
He’d throw anyone under the bus to save his hide...look at what he did to dear old Grandma, the white racist.
I think some VIP tourists were on that plane. I bet the line of thinking was, “Hey, they’ve used the plane for photo ops before, let’s do that and we’ll put so-and-so on for the ride!”
Once they get in the air, somebody with enough pull to put the pilot’s butt in a sling if there was a refusal, “requests” that they do some sightseeing.
A quick google image search shows pictures of AF1 going past Mt. Rushmore, but I couldn’t find any credit for the photo, as you would expect to see if it was DOD...in fact, I saw at least one site selling the image.
It might be public domain, or it might have been taken by Boeing before they handed it the aircraft over...it would be very interesting to get the particulars behind that Mt. Rushmore photo op. When was it taken? Were there fighter escorts then? Who took the pictures, and from what aircraft?
Someone with some knowledge of who owns the pictures should be able to shed a lot of light on how and why they are taken.
It would also be interesting to see if the schedules for Dem VIPs can be checked to see if any of them were free for the time that the flight took place...
This whole story doesn’t pass the smell test. I am a commercially licensed pilot but I don’t know the procedures with Air force one in such airspace. normally an aircraft would be under the control of the ATC Center. There should be a recording of the transmissions between the center and the aircraft. I would sure like to hear these tapes. If they refer to the plane as “Air Force One” then it would mean that the President was aboard. If the F-16’s where there to take photos then why were they in trail? What about the steep bank angles? It looked more like they were turning on a point. Any commercial/military pilots out there who know more about these procedures?
So far, his stimulus appears to be HUGH!
That, and his bow-legged horse-faced terrorist wife. amendment 1.
AF1 doesn’t need a fighter escort. It’s capable of defending itself if it comes under attack.
Another one for the “What if Bush had done it?” file, right next to the “What if Sarah had said it?” file. Both getting rather thick since this dingaling took office.
but, Romans 13 says that if you don’t honor the govt then you don’t honor God...ick...
..why the long face Michelle, can't find a belt to go with that sweater?
They get offended if you joke about the size of the stimulus package?
Do they think no one should question the actions of the U.S. government and leaders? Just let the politicians do whatever they want to do??
Now that is a joke! Surely, your friends have more sense than that.
acquaintances mostly really... and I would not count on them having more sense than that...
How about Matthew 21:12, John the Baptist.. and how often do you read.. “Jesus turned and rebuked them.” ? But then again not all Christians aspire to be Christ-like. Too many believe that we should be “nice” to everyone.
It was a “photo op” of Air Force One ordered by the White House for purely patriotic and essential reasons.
It had nothing to do with politics and Zer0 knew nothing about it, because obviously he does not care about politics and only cares about the people.
That’s why it was kept secret under penalty of prosecution.
If Bush had done it in his first term, he would never have gotten reelected. Period.
Didn't the planes on 9/11 do steep bank angles as you call them. It's almost as if it's mimicking that fateful day.
Maybe Georgie Soros was on board....the real Prez
Bush and Sarah would NEVER have done this, period.
Well, as a Christian, you know that we aren’t suppose to judge. However, we are commanded to resist and confront evil. If your Christian friends can’t tell the difference, then I wouldn’t bother discussing the matter with them.
I don’t have to tell you that a lot of Christians have lost their way. The Scriptures are clear and Jesus’ teachings are precise. But, we do have free will.
“Ok, heres my problem...I am somewhat condemned by other Christian conservatives (friends, people I go to church with, etc.)...for making fun of Obama and the dems....I am told (in not so many words)that I should pray for him (which of course I do...Good Lord!)...”
You are better than I. I don’t pray for them, as they are destroying the country intentionally.
I hear what you are saying. However, we must be in the world but not of it. We must render Ceasar his due—which is not only money. Christ turned over the tables and called out those who use the temple eggregiously and selfishly. We have regligious reasons to argue and complain about. We also have a country we love and wish to protect. Fighting comes in many forms. David used a slingshot. Joshua actually fought. And Moses, well, you know that story.
The Commandments speak of what not to do to your neighbor. 0bama is not our neighbor. We are Christian soldiers, fighting here all the same—with words here, and laws. Shall we wait to fight until there is no country left? This may well turn into the Last Crusade for Christ.
My opinion only.
threatened federal sanctions
add to that, Just who is threatened federal sanctions?
A way they can mock Capitalist Americans together
Zero and his buddies have no respect for the value of a tax dollar
Where were Michelle and Oprah?
Heck, why should Obama be furious since his whole existence is just one photo op after another.
This story is not going away. We all need to see to that.