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Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX  
User currently offlineTimaay419 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...-Obamas-No-Fly-Zone-139472638.html

Drug smuggelers didn't check traffic reports today, apparently. Airspace was closed because Obama was in the air. Story Developing...

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User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

That's an impressive way to get caught.

But then again, Senator Inhofe did teach us that nobody really has to read NOTAMs


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6616 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3158 times:
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So. What is the lowest speed at which an F-16 won´t stall? Must have been terribly difficult to follow a 182.

User currently offlineflyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 998 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

This just goes to show how bad the drug trafficking problems have gotten. They are always transferring drugs someplace, to the extend that when Obama is in town, randomly someone is smuggling drugs in that area. The US needs to rework its strategy in combating these drugs and put a stop to this smuggling.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 2):
So. What is the lowest speed at which an F-16 won´t stall? Must have been terribly difficult to follow a 182.

It's actually slower than you might think. From flying with guys that flew them, they claim they could successfully fly as slow as 90ish knots...far slower than typical cruise of a 182, around 135-140kt.

Fighters are truly amazing.



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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

10 kilos of marajuana doesn't sound like enough to go to the trouble to "smuggle". Surely they would have had more than this?

Goes to show to always check those TFRs before each flight. The VIP variety pop up just a day or two prior.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 5):

That's over 20lbs of marijuana most certainly a pretty serious offense. Being an airplane it will make it a federal crime so harsher prison sentence.



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4):
they claim they could successfully fly as slow as 90ish knots...far slower than typical cruise of a 182, around 135-140kt.

Fighters are truly amazing.

I've heard as low as 85-87 kts indicated (angle of attack around 25 degrees). And, of course, the F-16's computer does its best to not allow the plane to enter a stall because it usually goes into a deep stall in which the pilots have to override the pitch control and play with the stick to rock the plane out of the stall.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Lol, that's a pretty funny way to get busted. Another funny one happened outside BTR when a 172 went down in somebody's back yard. The police going to investigate the accident happened upon the homeowner's huge pot farm growing in the back yard. What bad luck that was.


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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9828 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 5):
10 kilos of marajuana doesn't sound like enough to go to the trouble to "smuggle". Surely they would have had more than this?

They could have thrown out the other stuff while in the air. You never know.



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User currently offlineTimaay419 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

According to LA Times he ignored ATC.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...nored-air-traffic-controllers.html


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