Andrewmorrell From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 73 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
I live in Alexandria, VA, directly across the river from Washiington DC, and during an afternoon run today, I continued to hear a familiar sound - jet engines almost criss-crossing at about 15,000 feet or so.
As this is the week of former President Reagan's funeral, does anyone know of the resumption of temporary military patrols?
TomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 577 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
I understand that those are fly-overs and other associated stuff for the funeral events, and not necessarily patrols. On the other hand, there are a lot of dignitaries in town, and nothing can be ruled out.
Expratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
The 21-plane fly over was yesterday as Reagan's body was being taken to the Capitol building. There was a news item that there may be some air patrols. Since that KingAir penetrated restricted air space yesterday prompting an evacuation of the Capitol, they may have decided to put up a fighter cap. There is also a Coast Guard cutter in river.
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2340 times:
There have been quite a few flyover patrols yesterday and today. There are some F-16s around 15,000 ft. and there are some KC-135 aircraft circling wide around DC. You may have notice quite a few u-shaped contrails at 2:00pm this afternoon.
(this has nothing to do with the commemorative flyby of the 21 F-15s that happened as part of the ceremony).
I am attending the funeral tomorrow and will be inside the National Cathedral. I am expecting the aerial protection to be quite high at that time. It should be interesting!
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2335 times:
I was watching the cortage live last night (midnight UK time) and when I first hear the fighters my heart missed a few beats. After the first few went past they decided to inform us that there was a flypast, and the cameraman tried to film some go by (he managed to get the last group).
I heard about the king air, at least everything went smoothly.
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