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Low flying F-16 fighter jetsw over Washington, DC area... What's goin on???
Eye Witness ^ | 03 MAY 2004 | Me...

Posted on 05/03/2004 1:00:55 PM PDT by CAbornAmerasianinDC

I was just outside my building in Old Towne, Alexandria, VA(suburb of Washington, DC) and noticed 2 low flying F-16 fighter jets fly by. I remember this happening about a month ago, but that, I eventuqally found out was for a photo shoot. Today's weather(gloomy/rain) is definitely not optimal for photo ops. Have searched the web, no results...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cheese; dc; f16; guyswithcooljobs; hugh; jets; llama; moose; series; shower; washingtondc
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Hope I'm not just being paranoid. Anyone know what's up???
1 posted on 05/03/2004 1:00:55 PM PDT by CAbornAmerasianinDC
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
Is the President flying somewhere?
2 posted on 05/03/2004 1:01:53 PM PDT by theDentist (JOHN KERRY never saw a TAX he would not HIKE !)
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
Must be series! Even Hugh!
3 posted on 05/03/2004 1:02:03 PM PDT by Gamecock (Need a new name? Let me know.....)
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To: theDentist
"Is the President flying somewhere?"

I think the President is flying to Michigan this afternoon.
4 posted on 05/03/2004 1:02:48 PM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: Gamecock
All your F-16s are belong to us.
5 posted on 05/03/2004 1:03:10 PM PDT by Young Rhino (http://www.artofdivorce.com)
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
Are you sure it wasn't just Hillary flying around?


6 posted on 05/03/2004 1:03:17 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Ragirl
The UFO's prolly' got bored buzzing around over in Iran and decided to see what W. was up to.
7 posted on 05/03/2004 1:04:09 PM PDT by GaltMeister (This is not my tagline. It belongs to my family.)
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To: Ragirl
The President was in Niles, Mi. around noon and is going somewhere north of there. I can't remember the town. He is on his bus tour.
8 posted on 05/03/2004 1:04:55 PM PDT by freedom4ever
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To: areafiftyone
c'mon now guys! this is series. vey hugh! i'd be following every word except for my diarama. could somebuddy put this in a turn paper for me? I'm in the shower with somebody's moose-bitten sister.
9 posted on 05/03/2004 1:04:57 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: Gamecock
That is the Secret Service guarding John Kerry, they are afraid to get any closer for fear of causing him to take a fall!
10 posted on 05/03/2004 1:05:25 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: Ragirl
These could be his escorts.
11 posted on 05/03/2004 1:05:31 PM PDT by theDentist (JOHN KERRY never saw a TAX he would not HIKE !)
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To: camle
I'm in the shower with somebody's moose-bitten sister.

Say Cheese!

12 posted on 05/03/2004 1:05:36 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
It's windy out...Ted Kennedy blew away..Planes have been scramble to locate him..
13 posted on 05/03/2004 1:06:19 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: theDentist
As long as I've lived in the DC area(15 years) I have never seen AF-1, but have seen Marine Corps 1 several times. No figther escorts ever in sight... Definitely not low-flying ones...
14 posted on 05/03/2004 1:06:37 PM PDT by CAbornAmerasianinDC ("The Price of FREEDOM is Eternal Vigilance!")
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To: areafiftyone
Could be somebody had to go potty w/in the thrity minute away from DCA window.

15 posted on 05/03/2004 1:06:50 PM PDT by garyb
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
UFO's from Iran??
16 posted on 05/03/2004 1:06:57 PM PDT by Arkie2
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To: freedom4ever
The President was in Niles, Mi. around noon and is going somewhere north of there. I can't remember the town. He is on his bus tour.

He will be in Sterling Heights, Michigan (suburb NE of Detroit) this evening.

17 posted on 05/03/2004 1:07:03 PM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: camle
You post from the shower? What kind of puter do you have?
18 posted on 05/03/2004 1:08:05 PM PDT by Arkie2
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Shrillary on her broom?

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

19 posted on 05/03/2004 1:08:11 PM PDT by mhking
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
Maybe they're practicing strafing a "Highway of Death" in preparation for Syria or Iran... :-)
20 posted on 05/03/2004 1:09:02 PM PDT by theDentist (JOHN KERRY never saw a TAX he would not HIKE !)
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To: Ragirl
Thanks. Judy Woodruff just had a telephone report in the last half hour or so on CNN from a reporterette that was with the motorcade.
21 posted on 05/03/2004 1:09:59 PM PDT by freedom4ever
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To: areafiftyone
LOL~! Later. I'm busy now...
22 posted on 05/03/2004 1:10:13 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: Arkie2
a wet one
23 posted on 05/03/2004 1:10:25 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: camle
Did someone say they had diarama?


24 posted on 05/03/2004 1:10:41 PM PDT by eyespysomething (The Barbarians are at the Gates. Don't give Kerry the key!)
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To: areafiftyone
Are you sure it wasn't just Hillary flying around?

No, she's spending a quiet day at home:


25 posted on 05/03/2004 1:10:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: camle
sshhhhh...moose lips bit sis
26 posted on 05/03/2004 1:10:53 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
There's an unusual amount of police and fire activity around Connecticut & K in the last 20 minutes also.
27 posted on 05/03/2004 1:11:34 PM PDT by billb
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To: ken5050
It's windy out...Ted Kennedy blew away

What, was he three sheets to the wind ... again???

28 posted on 05/03/2004 1:12:28 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: camle
I'm in the shower with somebody's moose-bitten sister.

Is this her in the picture? I know why the moose bit her...

29 posted on 05/03/2004 1:12:32 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: camle
I can't get a moose bitten female in the shower. I have a wife-eye server.
30 posted on 05/03/2004 1:12:43 PM PDT by Arkie2
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To: areafiftyone
LOL!!!! It looks like she's cracking a smile in that picture!
31 posted on 05/03/2004 1:12:50 PM PDT by b4its2late (There's always one more moron than you counted on!)
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
The 10th Annual Air and Sea Show concluded yesterday evening. We had the Blue Angels, the Canadian Snow Birds, a marina amphibious assault on the beach, an aircraft carrier, Harriers, Copters, parachutists and a fly around with an Eagle Jet, an F14 and a propeller fighter WWII vintage in the middle slightly in the lead. It was awesome.
Maybe 2 of them were on their way home?
32 posted on 05/03/2004 1:16:01 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: Gamecock
Who is Hugh Series? Is he someone new with the Bush Administration? I did a search and found nothing.
33 posted on 05/03/2004 1:16:15 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (Mom, don't show me those sKerry pictures - It scares me out the heck.)
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To: theDentist
Ahhh, wishful thinking... But where are the A-10's???
34 posted on 05/03/2004 1:16:17 PM PDT by CAbornAmerasianinDC ("The Price of FREEDOM is Eternal Vigilance!")
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To: eyespysomething
yes, but i'm still in the shower. any cheese? I might be hungry when I come out.
35 posted on 05/03/2004 1:19:05 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: wingnuts'nbolts
cinco de mayo fest?

I know we had two fighters do a low pass flyover last Friday, during the little cinco de mayo fest here. Scared the doo doo out of those that didn't know they were coming.
36 posted on 05/03/2004 1:19:15 PM PDT by tazman3
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To: ladyjane
sshhhhh...moose lips bit sis

OMG! that was worse than some of mine!

37 posted on 05/03/2004 1:19:58 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
Maybe they were flying low because they wanted to land at Reagan National Airport.
38 posted on 05/03/2004 1:20:16 PM PDT by TBall
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To: Izzy Dunne
oh no! this sis is much more nubile, shall we say?
39 posted on 05/03/2004 1:20:28 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: Arkie2
sorry. reckon it's just one of the hazards of being single
40 posted on 05/03/2004 1:20:56 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: TBall
They were flying away from DCA(Reagan National), flying NW toward Dulles. If anything, they came from DCA or Andrews AFB, which is in the same direction in relation to where I work...
41 posted on 05/03/2004 1:22:11 PM PDT by CAbornAmerasianinDC ("The Price of FREEDOM is Eternal Vigilance!")
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To: Esther Ruth
hugh series? I knew Hugh Downs! beaver's dad.
42 posted on 05/03/2004 1:23:09 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
I live in Fort Lauderdale, in the last three days I have seen the following aircraft flying around the city: B-2 bomber (2X), an entire squadron of F-18's in formation, an assortment of F-14's and F-15's, and cobra attack helo's. I also could swear I could see an aircraft carrier just off the coast. Every few minuets, all weekend long it sounded as if the sky was being ripped open... what's going on?

I am serious (sp?)
43 posted on 05/03/2004 1:23:28 PM PDT by IYAAYAS (Live free or die trying)
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To: camle
actually that was hugh beaumont, not hugh downs. downs was the tv guy.

been a tough day
44 posted on 05/03/2004 1:23:55 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: Gamecock
"Must be series! Even Hugh!"

No, this is Hugh.


45 posted on 05/03/2004 1:24:48 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: IYAAYAS
Air & Sea show. Fox reported on it all weekend. Cool stuff!
46 posted on 05/03/2004 1:26:08 PM PDT by johnb838 ("I really don't care; they're all gonna die," US Marine in Fallujah)
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
I bet your happy you asked this question in the form of a post...
47 posted on 05/03/2004 1:27:38 PM PDT by b4its2late (Two wrongs do not make a right, but three lefts do.)
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To: IYAAYAS
Wasn't there some huge airshow in your area??? That'd explain the presence of our military's airborne hardware. Here in the DC area, barely ever do you see military planes. This is definitely not a regular occurence here. More notably is the fact that they were flying at low altitiude and NOT on the usual approach/departure flight path to DCA. As you know there are flight restrictions over certain parts of DC, these were in place even before 9/11. Thus my concern.
48 posted on 05/03/2004 1:28:35 PM PDT by CAbornAmerasianinDC ("The Price of FREEDOM is Eternal Vigilance!")
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
Any USAAC/USAAF/USAF interments at Arlington today rating a fly-by? Usually they come through in a fourship of two pairs, with one ship pulling up at the last moment to create the "missing man" ...
49 posted on 05/03/2004 1:29:22 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: CAbornAmerasianinDC
I heard F-16s over Tempe yesterday (Sunday), which is fairly infrequent around here. They didn't fly directly overhead, but the distinctive howl of the F-16 is unmistakable.
50 posted on 05/03/2004 1:29:31 PM PDT by wolficatZ (___><))))*>____)
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