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NORAD Intercepts Plane Near Camp David
WYOP ^ | Saturday - 9/3/2011

Posted on 09/03/2011 6:47:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A fighter jet has intercepted a small civilian airplane in restricted airspace near the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., and escorted it to at an airport in West Virginia.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the Piper plane was out of radio communication when it was intercepted by an F-15E fighter at about 4:45 p.m. It was diverted to the airport in Martinsburg.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: campdavid

1 posted on 09/03/2011 6:47:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Can (or, how does) an F-15 fly as slowly as a piper?


2 posted on 09/03/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: nickcarraway

Upon inspection they found wadded up balls of paper and are charging the pilot with weapons of unrecycled waste!

/s/


3 posted on 09/03/2011 6:50:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah but the Piper sure scared the Hell out of our Kenyan JU JU Man.\s


4 posted on 09/03/2011 6:50:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: coloradan

loop de loops?


5 posted on 09/03/2011 6:51:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

nOpe; Fruit loops


6 posted on 09/03/2011 6:55:27 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: nickcarraway

Is this the same Piper that was mistaken for “bad weather” yesterday?


7 posted on 09/03/2011 6:55:43 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: coloradan

Gear down all spoilers out high angle of attack


8 posted on 09/03/2011 6:56:37 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: nickcarraway
President Barack Obama was at Camp David at the time. He had traveled there by motorcade after switching from his Marine One helicopter because of bad weather.

It's been an eventful weekend with planes for Obummer. Although I still do not believe that "bad weather" story. Presidents have traveled to Camp David via the chopper for years, all seasons. Never remember hearing any time there was an emergency landing at a nearby airpot and transfer to a motorcade. Something just does not sound right.

That being said, now this plane. I can't imagine anyone being dumb enough to fly in the restricted airspace on purpose. But, maybe the natives are getting restless and not thinking about how quickly they will be met by a huge AF jet alongside. That's sure gotta make a pilot panic real quick!

9 posted on 09/03/2011 6:59:19 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: Segovia

lol


10 posted on 09/03/2011 7:02:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: coloradan
Can (or, how does) an F-15 fly as slowly as a piper?

S Turns I would imagine. The Shuttle used the same method as it descended.

11 posted on 09/03/2011 7:06:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nickcarraway

How fast until they blame the Tea Party or Sarah Palin?


12 posted on 09/03/2011 7:08:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: al baby

That’s really dirty! LOL!


13 posted on 09/03/2011 7:08:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: coloradan

Depends on what type of piper.


14 posted on 09/03/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Bryanw92
Is this the same Piper that was mistaken for “bad weather” yesterday?

Can't be. According to the story, the plane was intercepted at 4:45 PM. They don't give the time that Marine One was forced to land , but the story that ABC posted was at 4:16 PM. That was well after Carneys news conference on the matter. So, the Marine One incident must have been at least an hour before the Piper incident.

15 posted on 09/03/2011 7:12:25 PM PDT by TheCipher
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To: nickcarraway

Personally.. if I made a mistake (somehow), I would prolly crap my pants it I had a couple of 15s or 16s fly up next to me :p


16 posted on 09/03/2011 7:13:43 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: coloradan

Flaps


17 posted on 09/03/2011 7:14:05 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: TheCipher

You must not know of the time compression therory


18 posted on 09/03/2011 7:16:05 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: al baby

Waiting for Carney to release that one :-)


19 posted on 09/03/2011 7:17:44 PM PDT by TheCipher
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To: CitizenM
It's been an eventful weekend with planes for Obummer. Although I still do not believe that "bad weather" story. Presidents have traveled to Camp David via the chopper for years, all seasons. Never remember hearing any time there was an emergency landing at a nearby airpot and transfer to a motorcade. Something just does not sound right.

Not unusual, at least in the past. I'm from the area, and if Camp David is socked in with fog it used to be routine to re-route.

20 posted on 09/03/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: nickcarraway

Stay safe, Obambi. The last thing we need is you to be martyred by some Islamic buckaroo and leave us with Plugs as CIC. 15 months to retirement.


21 posted on 09/03/2011 7:33:09 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TheCipher

Mullah flies solo to Maatha’s Vineyard. Then solo back to Washington, early. Then solo and diverted helo flight / convoy to Camp David. Then Piper intercepted over Camp David.

Unusual maneuvers.


22 posted on 09/03/2011 7:36:15 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: nickcarraway

Before or after the weather cleared?


23 posted on 09/03/2011 7:45:42 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
How fast until they blame the Tea Party or Sarah Palin?

LOL!! Good one!

24 posted on 09/03/2011 7:55:31 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: TheCipher; PROCON
Glad you brought up the Marine One incident......seems to have gotten lost some where along the time line. Perhaps someone else will bring all up to speed on that. Haven't heard word one about that incident on the networks yet, probably due to rewrites, scripting and the selection of a credible (?) announcer. Threats to POTUS's safety are taken seriously.

Well, that about covers Friday's and Saturday's. What's in store for Sunday.....a rabid gopher on the golf course?
25 posted on 09/03/2011 8:02:31 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: coloradan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQVTW0wKVZw


26 posted on 09/03/2011 8:36:03 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Cool, thanks for that video. (They should bill the Piper pilot for all the fuel used by the F-15 during what must have been a horribly inefficient intercept, though.)


27 posted on 09/03/2011 9:07:06 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Cheetahcat

It doesn’t take much to scare a bully. All bullies are wusses. That one is scared of the average American.


28 posted on 09/03/2011 9:20:01 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: PrairieLady2

What’s an F-15E being scrambled??? Those are the strike versions....


29 posted on 09/04/2011 12:59:47 AM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: gman992

empty beer can found in Piper, they blame Busch


30 posted on 09/04/2011 3:22:15 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: coloradan

The Air Force needs some high performance, heavily armed Pipers.


31 posted on 09/04/2011 5:12:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: gman992

F-22’s are stationed at Andrews, they are all grounded. So a Strike Eagle must have been brought in on alert for NORAD. BTW F-15C’s are shaky also. There is thread on FR about Boeing doing cycle to failure on the airframes.


32 posted on 09/04/2011 5:23:22 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2773292/posts?page=22#22


33 posted on 09/04/2011 5:23:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: coloradan

First, the article identifies the AC as a “Piper” which could be anything from a 60kt Cub to a 230kt SE turboprop.

An F15 can do about 75kt - below that is probably not allowed by regs as stalling / spinning (easy) at low altitude is frowned upon.


34 posted on 09/04/2011 5:31:24 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
An F15 can do about 75kt

75 knots is well below stall

35 posted on 09/04/2011 6:43:26 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Not sure where I “remembered” that one - Maybe I was thinking about the 14 - The 15 is probably double that number.

Thanks for the correction.


36 posted on 09/04/2011 10:39:46 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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