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Originally posted by Billwsochi
Lets see if I get this streight?
2 F-16's intercept a Piper Cub, force it to land or at least convince the pilot to land at a nearby field. Presumably this would be Patrick AFB or one of the small fields near or on the Cape. The plane lands with no welcome committee (Air Force Security, Police, etc...) waiting for this "Possible Terrorist". The innocent pilot who rented from a FBO (possibly using provided documents), or stole the aircraft got tired of waiting for police and left. He was probably lost on the way to Disney World.
Originally posted by Masterspy
Unless this plane had a rocket booster like the Night Rider Car or a missile underneath’ it had no hope of getting there.
Then was it test run for a later date or was it one of the missing WW2 pilots from the Bermuda triangle trying to find home?
Originally posted by dotgov101
All FAA approved airfields have aviation regulations that require a clearance between the runways and natural obstacles (trees, grass, swamp, etc). The distance depends on the type of planes that are authorized to land on them, and the cargo that they are carrying.