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Passenger Jet Escorted By 2 Fighter Jets Into BUR  
User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

My roommate just called me to tell me that he just witnessed a passenger jet being escorted by 2 fighter jets into Burbank Airport. He was on the 405 freeway and said this just happened minutes ago.

I've just checked local news sources around Los Angeles, as well as national news and nothing has been said.

Has anyone heard anything about this?

- Ron
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User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

While checking the news sources here, I came accorss this interesting tidbit:

Local Airport Renamed Bob Hope Airport


BURBANK — Burbank Airport will be renamed in honor of the late comedian Bob Hope today in a ceremony coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight.
The name change was unanimously approved by the city councils of Burbank, Pasadena and Glendale in November.

Hope, who spent six decades flying around the globe to entertain servicemen and women and kept a private plane at Burbank Airport, died at his Toluca Lake home on July 27 at the age of 100.

The 10 a.m. ceremony at the airport, attended by members of the Hope family, will include a fly-over of World War II aircraft, according to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

The public can watch the event from the top of the airport's parking structure, the Airport Authority's Victor Gill said.

Cool.

- Ron
Western DC-10-10




Western Airlines - The Only Way To Fly
User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

As far I as know, when something weird happens on a plane now, fighters are scrambled.

I have a brother-in-law who's a doctor, and took care of a man in the cabin who fell violently ill as he approached the lavatory near the cockpit. The man passed out, and the FA's went looking for his belongings because he didn't have his ID on him. At some point, they phoned the incident in.

The plane landed with a fighter on each wing, no mention on the news or anything.


User currently offlineCapt078 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

medical emergencies happen pretty frequently on flights. a medical emergency would not be cause for a fighter escort. perhaps the above mentioned flight had another (perhaps non-publicized) incident.

User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

I was at BUR today between 1-2pm and live a mile south of the airport and I did not hear anything. Nothing out of the ordinary today. I'm sure if fighters were in the vicinity of BUR, I or my Dad (across town) would've heard them.

Jeff

User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

My roommate called me and told me that he saw this formation at 4:15PM (PST) over the 405 freeway in Encino.

- Ron
Western DC-10-10



Western Airlines - The Only Way To Fly
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13507 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3279 times:
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According to a friend of mine at the BUR ticket counter for Alaska, there were no fighter "escorts." Apparently the fighter flybys were part of the ceremonies to rename the airport for Bob Hope.


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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6086 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

Just what I was thinking....The ceremony thig gives it a way! I was probably a "flyby"
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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Maybe it was the first arrival into "Bob Hope Airport" so they had fighters serve as an escort just for show.

I wish I saw this!



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