Skip to comments.White House to Release Photo From New York Flyover
Posted on 05/06/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT by Son House
"We'll release its findings and release a photo," he said.
That was after Gibbs indicated Tuesday that the White House would not release any images.
"I've watched CNN," he said at the time, noting the considerable coverage from amateur footage. "I didn't notice a lack of archival material from that flight."
The flyover triggered panic among New Yorkers as well as the internal review by the Obama administration.
Officials last week sent an Air Force One backup plane to fly over lower Manhattan to capture the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The public was not notified in advance that there should be no cause for alarm.
Some New Yorkers were reminded of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, sparking chaos as employees evacuated office buildings and inundated emergency call centers to raise the alarm.
President Obama soon after denounced the photo-op, which cost $328,835, calling it "a mistake."
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I want to see ALL my photos...and I want to see the manifest of who was on my airplane...
Officials last week sent an Air Force One backup plane to fly over lower Manhattan to capture the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
$328,835 for one photo? Now that’s a bargain!!
I’m willing to bet money that the released “photo” will end up being a professional photoshop...which they probably should have just done in the first place.
Doesn’t pass the smell test.
An internal whitewash?
“...and release a photo....”
Just ONE photo?
Is that all?
Is this called transparency?
What a joke.
Snapfish is always sending me coupons for $0.99 8x10’s.
How many mistakes can this a-hole make before our country goes down the toilet?????
...”I want to see the manifest of who was on my airplane...”...
That is the $64 question. I would be willing to wager friends here a pint or 2 of Guinness that there were large donors on that craft who were being rewarded for their campaign contributions. My guess is that this will be impossible to keep secret. Where is the National Enquirer?
What a douchebag. Hey, Gibbs, we don't need pictures of the plane FROM THE GROUND, we got enough of those. We want to see not only ALL the pictures taken on that little joyride, we want to know who besides the flight crew was onboard that VC-25 enjoying the view!
Maybe it is small potatoes for this regime, but for a third of a million dollars, I want ALL of them.
Numerous photos were taken of the episode by people all over Manhatten, with cameras, cell phones, etc.
What are the odds that they’ll just release one of those, to cover up what they were really up to?
This is one of them....
Michelle Malkin has filed a FOIA request for the photos, all correspondence prior to the “escapade” AND a manifest of EVERYONE on board.... we’ll see what they do with that :)
Unless those people were in the sky, it won’t fly...the article about this incident clearly stated the AF pilot took the picture.
At what altitude do most jet planes fly?
Most passenger jets fly between around 31000 and 37000 feet depending on their weight and the distance being flown, however the smaller business jets typically operate up to 45000 feet and in the case of Concorde it went as high as 51000. At those kinds of altitudes you can see the curvature of the earth, it is quite spectacular.
The reason is that at high altitudes in thinner air jet engines work more efficiently by burning a lot less fuel and the ground speed of the aircraft is significantly higher than the airspeed the aircraft is measuring,
The reason is that at high altitudes in thinner air jet engines work more efficiently by burning a lot less fuel
So they were wasting gas too by flying at 1000 feet
That’s very funny! I can imagine a series of postcards depicting Air Force One menacing various NYC landmarks. Hell, why stop there. Menace national landmarks, too!
Let's hope it's one of those Congressionally-mandated micro-flow toilets, that can't actually flush anything.
A passenger list please...
I want a copy of the passenger list.
Who can trust this bunch of poll-driven loons with the nation’s business? Apparently, no one is in charge.
Fox forced them to cough up the Photos with a Freefom of Information demand
I agree. We paid for it, we should be able to see it all.
Yeah, we'll see where that goes. Into a round file labeled "FUBO."
"Fascism Under Barack 0bama."
Single seat Fighters are not usually the Platform used for a Photo Op. Let’s see the manifest.
The never-to-be-audited Obama Campaign Fund should be forced to reimburse us for this FUBAR episode.
Yes,who was on the plane!!!
Didn’t AF chasers fly behind the Jumbo???
How could they take the pictures of Zerojumbo showing it from the side (one would want that, no?) on the front of ...?
Smells more like joyride for bunch of Zero’s hippie community organizers.
Release “a” photo? Only one was taken? Of course not. Release them all. We paid for them!
Could it be, could it possibly be, that “the annointed one” and Michelle were on board?
this is not the passenger list you are looking for...
He is on number 1,680
In keeping with Zero’s arrogance, he’ll probably release a photoshop.
That’s one terrorized Mickey!
maybe it was a not too subtle message to wall street investment banks and brokerages
Is it possible to get a radar track of the flight path?
I’d think it possible that something like aircraft over NY city would be traced in a computer data base
Oh, boy. That’s encouraging, LOL.
Wouldn’t THAT be a blessing.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. If you’d kindly look out your left side cabin windows, you will see Wall Street, former center of American finance.”
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