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F-16s Tracking Stolen Cessna

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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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But it can't climb to 14 Thousand Feet as the CESNA was flying originally. And besides F-16's are the primary response aircraft for any NORAD emergency.

~Keeper




posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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i'm not trying to be mean to little kids.
i simply thought that it could be a kid and might be taking a joy ride.
just curious



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:23 PM
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Dude, I'd pick something cooler to go out in a blaze of flory,
say "For those about to rock" or "Highway Star".....
Guess he's "Running on empty".......



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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Any updates on this?

This story is hilarious!
Good lord, he infiltrated US airspace all the way into Middle America.

False flag. Meant to make the sheep feel vulnerable. In reality, if they thought he was a legitimate threat, he would have been shot down.

We'll see if they catch him.
As it stands, it is a pathetic display of law enforcement in America. What better reason to tighten the clamps even more. Too bad this story is more funny than anything.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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The pilot is a nationalized Canadian citizen. He was a student at the flight school, with a few hours under his belt.

I really want to know why this plane had extra fuel tanks on board if they were using it for flying lessons. There is no way that a 172 should have been able to fly this long.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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He didn't "penetrate" he was allowed in. They don't shoot planes down unless they're an obvious threat. This one wasn't, or it would have been shot down.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Yes, what you are saying about the fuel tanks and distance is interesting.
And this does seem like overkill for such a small plane.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:32 PM
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Yeah, unless they are an obvious threat or flying below the sky-line in NYC in Passenger Jets.


[edit on 6-4-2009 by Jay-in-AR]



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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Looks like suicide by f-16s possibly. Seems many are deciding to take their lives lately. So sad as this is not a life about how bad one has it, rather a test to see how you take life.

Just hope he doesn't aim for some residential or political target to take people with him.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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I am thinking that they used F-16's because they have them ready to scramble and it's not all about following the target, they have to reach the target in a timely manner. The question of extra fuel tanks on the Cessna is a good one. I would just think that it is simply for extra range. They could use the plane for teaching purposes one day and for travel the next.

I wish this guy good luck.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by Jay-in-AR

False flag. Meant to make the sheep feel vulnerable. In reality, if they thought he was a legitimate threat, he would have been shot down.



Until the plane posed a clear and definable threat, they would not want to shoot it down. The last thing the USAF wants to answer for is a shoot down of a private aircraft that posed no real threat.

For those of you who see a false flag everywhere you look, I'd suggest if this was, in fact, a false flag operation the aircraft WOULD have been shot down because it would have been carrying some sort of sinister cargo.

Too soon to tell what the heck this guy was up to but it did cross my mind that it could have been a dry run to gauge our air defense response to a small aircraft (or aircrafts) that cross into US Airspace and refuse to respond to communication attempts.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:36 PM
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he can't aim for anything now because he is already on the ground.

Does anyone know if they've caught him yet?



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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Zack De La Rocha wrote a good song about air defense procedures for the US military shortly after 9-11... Can't remember the title, but as he points out, the time to scramble jets on target anywhere within the US is 14 minutes.

Apparently everyone was on break during the 9-11 events... But hey, we can see now that they are "back on the ball", right?




"Nevermind that one screw up, we're here to protect you now... Against the prop-plane."



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:40 PM
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What an odd story.


Will be interesting to hear more.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:40 PM
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Flight schools do cross country flights for training, but they land at airports along the way and refuel. Extra fuel tanks changes the way the plane flies, and makes it a much harder plane to fly. I've seen experienced pilots get into trouble with extra fuel tanks onboard on ferry flights. You wouldn't want to put a student pilot in that situation.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Supposedly he landed the plane on highway and is now on the run.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by aboxoftrix
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he can't aim for anything now because he is already on the ground.


Maybe if he gets on a bicycle they'll release the Ferraris.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:47 PM
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Nothing to see here, we're just testing your response time... lol.

I've got that simpsons episode stuck in my head now... the one where they steal the wright flyer, and the fighter pilots get out and run after it instead.



If he was thinking of taking a spontaneous vacation, he could have chosen a few better places than the midwest US.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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I guess that when the Jets intercepted him somewhere over Michigan he just said: "eh, screw their cruiser missiles. I'll land when I'm damned well good and ready and I WILL NOT answer their calls."

And the AIRFARCE just let him defy them as he passed over one half of the Continental United States?!



No, this entire thing is staged for dramatic effect.

If this guy is captured alive I'll be shocked.
If he is killed in some sort of chase, I'll know something is up. I actually expect this guy to escape into the dark of the night...
On second thought, considering his "minor" status, he may actually be captured and sent back to Canada with a slap on the wrist, but I doubt it.
Most likely they won't catch him. And also, most likely he isn't actually 16.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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Too bad neither one of you bothered to do the SLIGHTEST research on the alert fighters on 9/11.


Tell me how many fighters were ready to launch that day. And no it didn't have ANYTHING to do with the wargames. The fighter force was gutted started in the 1990s. On 9/11 there were a total of 14-21 fighters ready to launch protecting the entire US. Yes, the ones that were ready were on Alert 15 status, but that doesn't mean 15 minutes to intercept. That only means that they have to be AIRBORNE within 15 minutes.

Never mind, I see that you don't give a damn about the truth. You just want to see the Air Force blow anything out of the sky that moves.


[edit on 4/6/2009 by Zaphod58]



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