Skip to comments.Military scrambles jets after Obama air space violated, NORAD says
Posted on 07/09/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT by Errant
The military scrambled two F-16 fighters jets Friday morning after two small private aircraft violated restricted air space related to President Barack Obama's visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.
Both planes that violated the restricted airspace landed at nearby airports and were met by authorities, NORAD said.
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It seems our right's are increasingly made subservient to paranoid federal tyrants for baseless, unconsitutional and frivolous reasons.
Probably some So Cal Boeing engineers flying to vegas by following the freeways. Wouldn’t be surprised.
NORAD - always on the job 24/7. Thank you NORAD. -Cindy
NOTE The following text is a quote:
NORAD fighters respond to aircraft near Las Vegas
July 9, 2010
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Two F-16 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command responded to two single engine aircraft viol ating a temporary flight restricted area in the vicinity of Las Vegas today.
The fighters, on station to enforce the TFR, intercepted the first aircraft, a Cessna 210, at approximately 7:05 a.m. PDT and the other single engine general aviation aircraft at approximately 7:34 a.m. PDT. The Cessna landed at the North Las Vegas Airport where it was met by local authorities and the second aircraft landed in Mesquite, Nevada where it was met by authorities.
NORAD’s mission in close collaboration with homeland defense, security, and law enforcement partners is to prevent air attacks against North America, safeguard the sovereign airspaces of the United States and Canada by responding to unknown, unwanted and unauthorized air activity approaching and operating within these airspaces, and provide aerospace and maritime warning for North America. NORAD may be required to monitor, shadow, divert from flight path, direct to land and/or destroy platforms deemed a potential threat to North America.
NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that is responsible for the air defense of North America and maritime warning.
Yep,, more pilots than any other time in history,, Hate the POTUS... must protect this piece of human excrement!
The way this puke is traveling all over the country every day, I’m surprised any private aircraft can fly. We’re going to need a new AF1 when this jerk gets fired.
hillary on her broom?
Amen Brother, and is it isnt him it’s Biden out fund raising for Dems or Big Butt flying around like a queen.
In May, I was told by an AMA official that he's had to send out over 100 of these things since The One ascended. He said that there were plenty of PO'd people when Hawaii was essentially shut down while the Obamas vacationed there at Christmas time.
Yes, and the a$$ tied up Las Vegas for a full day...
Yep. NORAD should be able to see the combined Russian/Chinese attack on the USA well before it gets here. The problem is, we won’t be able to stop it and our country will be wiped off the map.
Also, remember that we no longer will launch on warning.
At least the US Taxpayers didn’t have to spring for it.
There is something about an F-16 going vertical with afterburner in front of your windscreen that really gets your attention. It happened to me once but I guess since he/she didn't form up off of our wing that it was just MOA traffic and they were probably just using us for intercept training.
Seriously, these extremely large airspace restrictions in maximum deference to the Pharaoh/King/VIP and to hell with the concerns of peasants needs to stop. They should check out "www.gotomeeting.com" or everyone travel to see the "Pharaoh/King/Queen" as has been the procedure throughout history.
Bush has one now around his house in Dallas just a few miles from the DFW airport.
These are a pain but nothing like excessive 60 mile diameter restricted zones put in place around AF1 or Marine1 landings.
Closer, he is between Addison Airport & Love Field, in a North/South line.
9/2934 (#11): Tx.. Flight restriction. Dallas, Texas. Pursuant to 49 usc 40103(b), the federal aviation administration (faa) classifies the airspace defined in this notam as 'national defense airspace'. Any person who knowingly or willfully violates the rules concerning operations in this airspace may be subject to certain criminal penalties under 49 usc 46307. Pilots who do not adhere to the following procedures may be intercepted, detained and interviewed by law enforcement/security personnel. Pursuant to title 14, section 91.141 of the code of federal regulations, aircraft flight operations are prohibited within the following area(s) unless otherwise authorized by atc within a 1 nmr of 325321n/0964835w or the cve085004.8 up to and including 1500 ft agl effective immediately until further notice. Wie until ufn.
Certainly a 2 mile diameter and upto and including 1,500' AGL is not nearly an obstruction to general and commercial aviation as a 75 mile diameter (extended with obama) and 18,000' AGL put in place with little warning. It is still a pain though.
Found on the net:
"I was at Love the other day and a 767 in the pattern on a quick VFR test hop busted it, so said one of the line guys. "
I wonder if there is a list of his courses so far?
Yes it would have been tragic!
I mean WE THE PEOPLE would have been cheated out of his soon-to-be impeachment, treason trial and life imprisonment at Leavenworth at hard labor.
SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!
Don’t give them any ideas!! (Actually that is probably next...how DARE you pollute the pristine sky with your exhaust! That is a right extended only to the Great and Powerful Wizzard of BOZ!)
My brother took flight lessons in Hagerstown, MD which is right next to the restricted air space for Camp David. He was told in no uncertain terms what would happen if he crossed into that space.
Nice plane the guy has, if I do say so myself.
A 210 is not a slow aircraft, with 275 horses... but still, I've always wondered how an F-16 can intercept any small GA aircraft, slowing up enough to greet the errant pilot without stalling.
How large are those restrictions? Obama is going to vacation a few minutes from out home. We have a lot of celeb air traffic in our area during the summer. There may be some hollywood grumbling going on soon.
I read that article in 2008, but reread it just now It talks also about how poorly the Obama campaign was run. Very telling, esecially given as how Obama used his campaign as THE example of his executive experience.
Film at 11.
I am surprised that any private aviation is allowed in the North East corridor.
Aircraft restriction will prevent any of the swells from flying in.
So, ‘violating’ the president’s “personal space” warrants military action, but mass violations of our borders do not?
Seriously, messed up.
Read last night that the Obamas are going to Arcadia National Park next weekend. Was up there two years ago. Beautiful area.
Arcadia National Park is probably on China's list of desirable properties they want for interest on our debt to them. The Obama's are probably just checking it out before it gets clear-cut and strip-mined.
Yes, it is a beautiful area. I wish I had the time to go there like Obama does. Want leisure time? Become President..
That appears to be a gross violation of the pROTUS No-Fly Zone...
Just another conspiracy theory, “S”.
It is beautiful. I do have a couple of ideas.
If one ever surfaces, please let me know. I just finished reading Whiny Little B!tch and it said that Bush played 24 rounds of golf in his 8-year presidency, and that Obama has played 32 rounds in his first 15 months. I don't have time myself to search old news reports to put a comparison chart together, but if anyone else has done one I'd love to see it.
You’re right. The point of all that “decorum” that previous users of the National Aircraft had was not to “be white” as some may think.
It was to say that they respected the privilege that the American people had temporarily given them.
These scum obviously think they OWN the things that have been so recklessly entrusted to them.
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