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Fly By Farce Theory
The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2009 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 04/28/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT by shoptalk

JOM (Just One Minute) poster Mustang has a plausible theory on the fly-by over Manhattan yesterday: that it was to aid in the production of a film Red Tail about the Tuskegee Airman called Red Tail. Tom Maguire details it:


This is an interesting theory about yesterdays fly-by of Manhattan - they were putting together some footage which would be useful to George Lucas' upcoming film about the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, known as the Red Tails.

Well - this will never be admitted. And the red-tailed photo of the trailing fighter may just be a trick of the light. And Manhattan is a long way from Alabama, so why would it make any sense in the movie (where I assume it would be part of some epilogue saluting the proud legacy of the WWII heroes) to have a Red Tail escorting Air Force One? On the other hand, some cinematic post script linking the current office holder with the men who blazed his trail would not exactly be unheard of as a Hollywood ending. And Manhattan has got to be more visually interesting that the backwoods of Alabama. (Apparently there was also a similar strafing scheduled for Washington DC which has been scrapped.)

But even though we all know the White House and Pentagon will deny it, I wonder if some reporter will ask? They just might - NYC is the media capital of the world. And besides, the Buck Stops Elsewhere; Obama is blameless in this.

Oh, well - WH press flack Robert Gibbs will play both outraged and dumb and the questioning will move on.


Seriously, what other "photo op" except an adventure film could this have been for. And if the theory is right, was it worth scaring New Yorkers? How much did we pay for this Obama promotion--because surely the film will end with him flying victoriously in that plane followed by a fighter plane from Alabama?

Update - Tom Suhadolnik writes:

In 2007 the Air Force reactivated the 100th Fighter Squadron (the unit of the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII) and made it part of the Alabama Air National Guard. This unit flies F-16s with bright red tail made famous by the Tuskegee Airmen.

This picture from yesterday's fly-by might be more than a light trick. The aircraft looks remarkably similar to this picture of a 100th Fighter Squadron at their public web page.

I have been unable to obtain a comment from the 187th Fighter Wing which is the parent unit of the 100th Fighter Squadron. Most of the numbers, including those of the Public Affairs Office, are defaulting to voicemail.

RedTails2

Red Tail


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: af1; airforceone; bho44; bhoairforceone; nycflyover; obama; redtails; tuskegeeairmen; usaf
Photobucket Older photo of Alabama Air National Guard F-16D
1 posted on 04/28/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT by shoptalk
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To: shoptalk

UNFORGIVABLE


2 posted on 04/28/2009 6:06:22 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: shoptalk

wonder if had cigars up there.


3 posted on 04/28/2009 6:09:03 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (if you aren't outraged you must have good meds)
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To: shoptalk

Wonder if the red tail has a big star on it?


4 posted on 04/28/2009 6:09:07 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: shoptalk

What does Gov. Bob Riley say about this? Anyone here who can ask him directly?


5 posted on 04/28/2009 6:09:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: shoptalk
DHS accused right wing or being terrorists. It is hard to terrorize more people at once than in NYC.
6 posted on 04/28/2009 6:09:57 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: shoptalk

Moviemakers don’t need stunts like this any more. CGI is much easier, cheaper, faster, and more flexible.


7 posted on 04/28/2009 6:10:03 PM PDT by motor_racer (What is the color of the boathouse at Hereford?)
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To: shoptalk

FYI, website of Tuskegee Airmen, with a brief history:

http://www.tuskegeeairmen.org/Tuskegee_Airmen_History.html


8 posted on 04/28/2009 6:12:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kirkwood

I wondered earlier if there had been any statement or comment from Governor Paterson. I couldn’t find anything; so far crickets from what I can tell.


9 posted on 04/28/2009 6:14:45 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: motor_racer
How many well-heeled Hollywood donors would prefer the confines of a cramped CGI studio to a jaunt over lower Manhattan IN AIR FORCE ONE?

Just askin'.

One other question: Who, exactly, was in OUR plane?

10 posted on 04/28/2009 6:15:46 PM PDT by shoptalk (Defend principles, not personalities. Personalities will always break your heart.)
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To: shoptalk
Innerestin’.

If the picture is authentic, I'd be very hesitant to look at the red tail as a trick of light.

That tail looks very red and the explanation seems very plausible.

11 posted on 04/28/2009 6:16:54 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: shoptalk

I’m with Greta...what about Photoshop???

This makes no sense...


12 posted on 04/28/2009 6:17:06 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Carley

>UNFORGIVABLE

This is exactly why the government frowns on the civilian ownership of anti-aircraft guns... despite what the 2nd Amendment says.


13 posted on 04/28/2009 6:20:49 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: shoptalk

That’s no photoshop.

I blew it up and there is no signs of it being enhanced or manipulated.


14 posted on 04/28/2009 6:21:57 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Aria

This theory is wrong, I believe. CGI and movie making is all you need. It will produce better pics than the real thing. I still believe the passenger list should be released. I suspect that will be all that is needed to find the truth. I speculated earlier in a thread that Michelle had taken her friends on a joy-ride. Anyway, the passenger list is needed. However, people are pleading dumb, so this story will die quickly.


15 posted on 04/28/2009 6:22:13 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Aria

This theory is wrong, I believe. CGI and movie making is all you need. It will produce better pics than the real thing. I still believe the passenger list should be released. I suspect that will be all that is needed to find the truth. I speculated earlier in a thread that Michelle had taken her friends on a joy-ride. Anyway, the passenger list is needed. However, people are pleading dumb, so this story will die quickly.


16 posted on 04/28/2009 6:22:15 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: All

sorry for the double....


17 posted on 04/28/2009 6:22:47 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: shoptalk
I might add that a “fully armed” F-16 landed at Dobbins AFB about 2:30 Monday the wing tip missiles were painted Fluorescent orange. I don't recall a red tail.
18 posted on 04/28/2009 6:26:19 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: shoptalk

Obama’s new hat: Movie Impresario.


19 posted on 04/28/2009 6:28:42 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: devane617

We have a right to know who was in that plane since we’re paying for it.

This could be quite the scandal if someone(s) going for a joyride on our money.

It’s really shocking they’d do this and above all to New Yorkers! But then, they’ll never vote for anyone but a rat anyway.


20 posted on 04/28/2009 6:30:33 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: devane617

Congress jumps to call for hearings over things as inconsequential as the college football bowl system, so where are the cries for investigation?


21 posted on 04/28/2009 6:32:56 PM PDT by motor_racer (What is the color of the boathouse at Hereford?)
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To: devane617
M'kay.

Why, then, an ALABAMA Air National Guard F-16 (if you believe that that red tail is, indeed, an accurate depiction)?

Why not conduct any picture-taking from a government Gulfstream?

From what base did this F-16 originate? How many aircraft in total were there, anyway?

Is Rahm Emmanuel correct in saying that AF-1 was dispatched at the White House Military Officer's sole direction?

22 posted on 04/28/2009 6:33:42 PM PDT by shoptalk (Defend principles, not personalities. Personalities will always break your heart.)
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To: El Sordo

The tail looks photo shopped


23 posted on 04/28/2009 6:40:45 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: southernerwithanattitude
The wing tip missiles were painted Fluorescent orange.

"Orange Missiles"

They're either training dummies (dead weight) or telemetry/camera pods.

24 posted on 04/28/2009 6:43:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: knarf
I pulled it off the New York Post's website. It's the only photo to show much detail of the smaller aircraft.

Oh, btw .... the Post made no mention of ANY significance of what appears to be a RED TAIL.

Link to The New York Post

25 posted on 04/28/2009 6:47:03 PM PDT by shoptalk (Defend principles, not personalities. Personalities will always break your heart.)
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To: shoptalk

According to the Air Force, these were DC ANG aircraft, but why was at least one painted as an AL ANG aircraft?


26 posted on 04/28/2009 6:50:27 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: buccaneer81

Looked like the real deal under the wings. But the outside missiles were orange.

Thanks for the info. I get to see lots of aircraft!


27 posted on 04/28/2009 6:51:51 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: KJC1

Gov. Patterson says he doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.


28 posted on 04/28/2009 6:52:04 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: knarf
Oops ....

sorry - just noticed your tagline.

Best,

~ shoptalk

29 posted on 04/28/2009 6:54:05 PM PDT by shoptalk (Defend principles, not personalities. Personalities will always break your heart.)
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To: JimC214

Stevie Wonder didn’t eather.


30 posted on 04/28/2009 6:54:30 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: Carley
Absolutely Unforgiveable! We have had plenty of reasons to doubt Obama's 'judgment'. This just sends Obama and his likeminded ignorant and arrogant sockpuppets over the top - as far a 'bad judgment' can eject them.

I only wish Obama would remain in a downward trajectory path; for the rest of his days. . .

Fear however; it is America that got thrown here; again; by the absolute worst excuses for Leadership our Country has ever experienced. Sad for us; it is at a time; when the price for such stupidity comes at a unthinkable premium.

That said; what the heck is the real reason for this farce that could have ended in disaster for the panicked citizens?

What about the possibility of heart-attacks. . .or injuries as people fled the scene? What if the plane had dipped a bit too low here?

That they would risk even the outside chances of something going wrong here; is mind-boggling. Surely the possibilities had to have been considered; and then 're-considered' as not worth worrying about.

(Might this have stirred fond memories in the minds of our worst enemies. Well, guess we can check their message boards and cartoons. . .)

Were there 'friends of Obama' on board? If so; WHO?

WhatEVER. . .this pathetic choice says a great deal; no matter what rambling, incoherent rhetoric they offer in their defense.

It surely tells us that when it comes to 9/11; that all who really hate this country; and who believed we 'deserved it' - still think so. Their's was the most heinous message: and just a one more time - 'in your face, New York and America!'

31 posted on 04/28/2009 7:07:31 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President))
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To: cricket

No doubt O was right up there cheering Rev. Wright on when he gloated that 9/11 was America’s chickens coming home to roost.

No thank you to the useful idiots who thought this evil person was going to be good for America.

As for the rest of his cohorts, they knew he would hurt our country, our national security too and were glad have it happen.


32 posted on 04/29/2009 3:37:24 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: shoptalk

This link explains the act of Federal Terrorism against the people of NYC.

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/air.force.one.2.996457.html

FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor’s Office If Secret Ever Got Out
Furious Obama Apologizes: “It Will Never Happen Again”

Excerpted go to the link for full story:

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/air.force.one.2.996457.html


33 posted on 04/29/2009 7:25:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foriegn/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: Carley
No thank you to the useful idiots who thought this evil person was going to be good for America. As for the rest of his cohorts, they knew he would hurt our country, our national security too and were glad have it happen.

Could not agree more; and there is always a silver lining for Obama; the more he 'screws America'; the louder his dumbed-down constituency and as well; his 'peers'. . .cheer.

What a 'win/win' for a loser President. Pathetic. . .

34 posted on 04/29/2009 12:58:14 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President))
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To: Carley
No thank you to the useful idiots who thought this evil person was going to be good for America. As for the rest of his cohorts, they knew he would hurt our country, our national security too and were glad have it happen.

Could not agree more; and there is always a silver lining for Obama; the more he 'screws America'; the louder his dumbed-down constituency and as well; his 'peers'. . .cheer.

What a 'win/win' for a loser President. Pathetic. . .

35 posted on 04/29/2009 12:58:18 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President))
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To: Carley
No thank you to the useful idiots who thought this evil person was going to be good for America. As for the rest of his cohorts, they knew he would hurt our country, our national security too and were glad have it happen.

Could not agree more; and there is always a silver lining for Obama; the more he 'screws America'; the louder his dumbed-down constituency and as well; his 'peers'. . .cheer.

What a 'win/win' for a loser President. Pathetic. . .

36 posted on 04/29/2009 12:58:20 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President))
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