Skip to comments.New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder : The Pentagon also released the flight manifest
Posted on 07/31/2009 9:14:09 PM PDT by mojitojoe
Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April.
The photos are posted right on the Pentagon's Website, defense officials said today. The Pentagon also released a heavily redacted flight manifest.
The April 27 photo-op caused quite a fright in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey, as many people who had lived through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks thought the city was again under siege. Workers poured out of office buildings as the planes buzzed the city near the Financial District.
Local officials in New York and New Jersey had not been informed of the photo-op, which cost some $328,000, and the lack of communication and needless worry caused by the incident led to the resignation of Louis Caldera, the Obama official behind the stunt
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What, he released a copy of his BC?
Transparency you can believe in!
More info. Where’s the flight manifest?
We have adolescents with a chip on their shoulders in charge.
Who cares about the pictures... I want to know who all went joyriding on that flight.
Just as I suspected. I could have done that with Photoshop.
Why would the manifest be redacted? Was Obama selling seats on the plane?
And on top of that who ordered it.
You take a plane up for photos and need only the operations crew.
What? There were political donors aboard?
Imagine the outrage if Bush had done this. The MSM would still be talking about it today.
Obammy gets a pass on everything.
I want to know who was on that plane.
If Dan Quayle had done something like this, they would have hung him from a rope. Hardly a word about Obama okaying the deed.
This looks almost as if it was done to tweak folks who were so terrorized on 09/11. Could any Muslim activist desiring to cause concern in New York have done anything more inappropriate, without actually committing a crime? No.
This was disgusting to the max.
why was the manifest redacted?
That’s what I want to know. All they do is lie and cheat. I really despise these people.
Under SIEGE? Under ATTACK!
The flight manifest only shows USAF personnel.
From the pictures, and from recollection, it was a crappy day, hazy and not clear at all.
You would have to photoshop these pictures to make them look decent. Run throught the photos and you will see the horrible colors as they buzz around the Statue of Liberty, NJ and lower Manhattan, and the haziness.
The 146 photos are stock stuff that certainly already exists.
I also thought there was a “Redtail” chase plane. There were two fighters, F-16s, but the only one in the pictures does not have a red tail. The Redtail must have been the photo plane, then.
A joyride on a crappy, hazy day, to take mediocre photos of AF-1 that already exist in better colors and wasting $ 328,000, adding to the degradation of the precious greenhouse, adding pollution to the air and wasting precious fuel(/sarc)?
Someone is still pulling our leg.
What a collage of stink we already have from Obama and it hasn’t even been a year yet.
Who knows. Barack “transparent government” Obama is the king of opaque.
The redacted manifest makes no sense to me . Looked at it and do not understand the reason to make the redactions.
The only thing that seems redacted are the people’s names and they were all air force members, probably attendents and crew.
I figured there were hundreds of donors on the plane.
If only AF personnel were on board why were the enlisted who take care of passengers on board? I think they redacted the names of AF personnel especially enlisted because it would show these are the aides that serve the food/drinks to the passengers.
I think you are correct about donors. I would bet the reason for redacting the stewards was because other members of the AF would know who they are and start questioning why they were on board if there were no passengers. That is my question. From the ranks listed, bet they were the stewards to serve food and drinks. There is a lot of them listed. You would never have that many enlisted unless people are on board other then the crew.
I must have had too much gin. At first I thought you wrote "a chimp on their shoulders".
The only released document available from the referenced sources is FLIGHT AUTHORIZATION, not a manifest listing passengers.
(download the pdf and if necessary the free Adobe Acrobat reader)
The redacted names are all USAF flight personnel, only the commanding officer, Col. S. M. Turner is mentioned by name.
The 24 April 2009 flight had Mission designation AO133 with call sign Venus 01
Something looks funny with that photo.
Looks like it may have been the photo shoot it was originally reported as.
The flight manifest looks like it was done on one of those old mimeograph machines.
You are right it is just the Flight Authorization. So we still do not have the manifest?
I could understand redacting the security clearances which in this case they did not.
Anyone know what the designations for crew position mean? Especially “MEGP”.
The “manifest” tells us the USAF crew.
Why would an unattended flight require such a large crew?
The crew includes aircraft maintenance folks. They always ride in case something needs fixing.
MEGP is Mission Essential Ground Personnel.
JJ, I can understand about maintenance folks.
But this is a 747.
How many people does it take to fly an empty 747?
Two pilots, a navigator, and a techie? There’s only so much you can fix inside a plane.
Seems like a big crew and some high ranks for an unattended flight to me.
What would these folks be doing on the flight? Maintenance types, admin types, stewards?
They take more than a flying crewchief.
But, I would imagine that some civvies were on the flight. (speculation only)
I think the worst thing about that picture is that unattractive-looking white building that has been added to the Statue of Liberty. I winder if that has something to do with post-9/11 security.
The call sign for the flight was ‘Venus01’.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus!
Was the #1 Woman on board?
No way, they didn’t send AF1 for them did they?
Here is the text on the form....
Privace Act Statement
Authority: 10 U.S.C. 8013: 44 U.S. C. 3101 and EO9397
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Source document used to authorize aircrew members to perform in-flight duty credit and flight pay entitlements.
DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY: SSNN is needed to meet qualification for accountability, flight documentation and flight pay entitlements. Failure to provide may prevent authorization to fly and result in a loss of records, qualifications, and incentive pay entitlements.
Variations in itinerary are authorized.
Provisons of AF1 65-10, Temporary Duty Orders, apply to temporary duty performed incidental to authorized flights.
CALL SIGN: Venus 01
MSN TYPE TRNG/S72A
SCHED DEP 27-Apr-09
SCHED RET 27-Apr-09
OPER UNIT 89th/PAG
NAME RANK SSAN POSN POSN RMK UNIT CLR
TURNER, SCOTT M. COL EP MP A PAG TSC
All other names withheld, Code in box is(b)(6)
LTC MP MP A PAG TSC
LTC EP MP PAS TSC
LTC EN MP PAS TSC
LTC MN MN PAG TSC
MSGT IF MN 4 PAS TSC
SMSGT MF MF PAS TSC
MSGT FF FF PAS TSC
MSGT EK MK 5 PAS TSC
MSGT MK MK 6 PAS TSC
this person was lined out
SSGT MAP MAP 14ALS TSC
Individuals below are not authorized payment
All names boxed out with code (b)(6)
TSGT MEGP PAS TSC
SSGT MEGP PAS TSC
SSGT MEGP PAS TSC
TLC MEGP PAS TSC
TAIL # 28000
4 - EAC
5 - ACCESS TO NATO CLASSIFIED
A - IN COMMAND
GO/NO GO VERIFICATION: I certify go/no-go checks were accomplished for aircrew members listed above. As a minimum, ORM, light physical, physical availability, physiological training, emergency egress, local area survival, current ASC, (AO effective date/term date), ACFT AOs, FCIF card, and any other grounding events were checked.
1COx2 Initials: CN (guessing on initials)
Aircraft Commander Review: Sc circled (perhaps, another guess)
12. ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION
57 93400 309 65M5 3NFF04 02 40926 41314F 667100
13. DATE OF AUTH
1 FILE AND AS REQ
15. AUTH NUMBER
17. AUTHORIZING ACTIVITY
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
89TH AIRLIFT WING (PP)
ANDREWS AFB MD 20762
18. AUTHENTICATING OFFICIAL
Name(s) redacted in box with code(b)(6). Two perhaps three lines deep box.
Name redacted in box with code (b)(6) Title was left and is
LT COL, USAF
AMC FORM 41 (COMPUTER GENERATED)
Large number 18 hand written at bottom of the form
Gawker.com has a number of the emails that were sent
WOW, those are pretty darn interesting to say the least. I did a screen shot in case they disappear.
Not sure you meant to address post #42 to me.
Was the #1 Woman on board?
That’s my guess. Did it land anywhere because around that time she did do some shopping in NYC.
Active duty strength: 1153
Commander is Colonel Steven B Harrison
VC-25A “Air Force One” (Boeing 747)
C-20B (Gulfstream III)
C-32A (Boeing 757)
C-37A (Gulfstream V)
C-40B (Boeing 737)
It was a fantastic experience every time.
That stair climb was and still is something else.
What a National Gem. I am just happy those 9/11 a$$holes did not target her.
If the white tent/building can do anything to protect Lady Liberty, that's okay with me.
Nothing new there, of course.
Cost of visit: transportation $200,000; beer $5; an exchange between the Cop, Skip, Plugs and Zer0 was not PRICELESS but PRICEY and it is our freaking money.
Thanks Zer0 for the "stupid" blunder about the great police of Cambridge, Mass.
Col Scott Turner sent a short email message to his boss George Mulligan on Friday April 24th 12:11 pm It ends
“Do you have any issues/reservations whatsoever?”