Skip to comments.Fighter jets chases down small planes near Obama's Florida resort
Posted on 02/16/2013 10:19:30 PM PST by george76
Fighter jets intercepted two small planes that violated flight restrictions set up in Florida for President Barack Obama's visit. The first, a Cessna 152 ...
The military's North American Aerospace Defense Command sent a F-16 fighter jet and a Coast Guard helicopter to intercept the plane, he said.The F-16 flew with the plane until it landed at Witham Field in nearby Stuart... Five hours later, F-16s intercepted a Lancair 320, a smaller craft that seats two passengers
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F-16 stall speed is ... and the top speed of a Cessna 152 is ...
Note the picture of a F-15 ?
Forgot about that expense.
>> F-16 stall speed is ...
Wouldn’t be a prob for the F-22.
Can they afford the fuel to be doing this?
Today a fighter, tomorrow a drone.
Aren’t Barry’s boyfriends in the Chicago morgue?
bath tub barry
Hope a meteor doesn’t violate Barry’s sacred airspace!
Hope it ruined his back swing......He ruined ours...
no problem for Barry. He’ll skeet shoot it away!
That headline gave me hope that my prayers were being answered.
Palm City, Stuart and Witham field are all within a mile of each other. This imperial travesty unfolded in the heart of Richie Rich Florida, just north of Palm Beach. I hope they're getting the message.
Why not? The maximum speed (in level flight) for the Cessna 152 is about 120 mph. Cruising speed is about 100 mph. Stall speed is about 60 mph.
I don't know what the stall speed for the F-22 is, but I'd bet big money that it's well above even the max speed of the Cessna. Potentially, the Raptor pilot might try some tricks like sitting on his tail while letting his aircraft stay aloft on mostly thrust, but the aircraft is not happy doing that for more than a very short time.
Could you by chance be thinking of the not yet operational F-35B? It is a VSTOL aircraft. It should be able to slow fly, but at the cost of enormous fuel usage.
What you refer to as tricks is what I had in mind.
Had we continued building it, the unit cost would presumably have come down.
Something else to blame on this administration.
Been a terrible weekend for golf as yesterday the winds were about 20 with gusts higher then last night it turned cold. About 40 right now at 6:30. Good luck playing golf in that.
And I was sweeping the pool when I heard one of the F-16s come screaming up then caught up to the C-150 and then throw in the speed break and stop on a dime at which time the other jet came swinging in from the ocean side.
I knew immediately what was going on and said I’m glad that wasn’t me as the pilot is in for a gub mint colonoscopy.
I thought the Wookie was in Aspen. I didn’t even know the Resident was in Florida. Are they taking separate vacations now?
It is wonderful to be king and queen on our dime.
They would just circle the slower plane. Hovering wouldn’t work as the time they can do that is very short, for example the harrier can only hover a few minutes before the engines overheat. Depending on conditions of course.
A helicopter would be a much better chase platform for a cessna. Of course a brisk walk might also work.
It damned sure is.
Can you imagine a couple of weekend flyers actually had the nerve to fly over Obama’s vacation spot? The nerve of these people. Doesn’t everyone know that Obama is in town on a certain day or on a certain golf course and cannot be flown over?
I love watching them fly. Unfortunately the air shows will probably be cancelled due to cost.
So, we can’t afford the fuel to allow an aircraft carrier to get underway, but Barry has no problem with fighter jets chasing after small personal aircraft.
...no drones available?
If one of these had been loaded with explosives or Chem/Bio it would have been "Recreation Place Violence" and not serious, anyway.
I hope it snows and he is using white golf balls. The audacity of this S..theal using our assets, yes the plane belongs to the US not his royal family, to fly about like he were taking a cab. The difference of course is the meter is never running on this bum.
Today’s rag was complaining about the cost of the senate barber shop that costs the taxpayers about 400K in subsidies to run each year. That is pocket change to the costs this clown runs up and no one bothers to look or care. I cannot recall any President in history using the AF1 like a cab hopping about the countryside at his whim. The documentary capitol of this place is in NE Virginia, that is his worksite...not Florida, Hawaii or any other place outside of the DC area.
Barry can’t hit A golf ball hard enough into the wind to keep it from coming back to him. 10 yards out 20 yards back. He has to hit with the wind to get his pansy-a$$ swing to hit it 30 yards out.
DING DING DING we have a winner!! Ain't it great being royalty!?
Black men don’t ski
But Black Women do?
Could have been worse; just be glad he didn't drag Al Gore along, or you'd be shoveling snow.
Come on man,
D.C. In February?
This assclown is a star and can’t be expected to stay in that cold when Florida,Hawaii Etc are availabe.
Besides, obammy is a rockstar or something.
Splash the Zero (s)
Mr. Love was gotten outa town with benefits at the beginning of the "campaign" last Spring. He showed up in a old homo web video.
If you really need to know where Kid Kenya is during one of his frequent disappearances, permit me to suggest that you look for Mr. Love.
PS: No truth to rumour that Michelle is missing Williams Sister. CIA
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