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Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl  
User currently offlineKDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 826 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7990 times:

I searched the forums to see if this had already been covered and didn't find it so forgive me if its already been posted. But on this past 9/11 some genius at NASA decided to orbit a WB-57 at FL490 over Houston. Apparently it freaked some people out.

Flight path here http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...8/history/20100911/2200Z/KEFD/KEFD

Article here http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7196771.html


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6614 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
Apparently it freaked some people out.

Were "some people" in no way disturbed by the very many aircraft that fly every day to HOU? And yet a contrail that's not a straight line is a source of panic.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7928 times:
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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7348 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7899 times:

It was at 49,000 feet. They could not even see the plane - just some contrails.

Now I'm sure that because I live near Dallas someone will say I'm biased - but I though folks in Houston were at least as smart as ........... Sooners.


User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7857 times:

dumb people are dumb.

More likely to choke to death in your own home than be killed by a terrorist, forign or domestic.

Yet how much worry do they put into zomg the terrorists are comming vs food safety?


User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1265 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7538 times:
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Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
But on this past 9/11 some genius at NASA decided to orbit a WB-57 at FL490 over Houston. Apparently it freaked some people out.

The presence of paranoid or uninformed people does not mean that normal aviation activity needs to be halted on that date. What would they like a ground stop,too?



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 1):
Were "some people" in no way disturbed by the very many aircraft that fly every day to HOU? And yet a contrail that's not a straight line is a source of panic.

Chemtrails man....  

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):
It was at 49,000 feet. They could not even see the plane - just some contrails.

Remember just after 9-11 when commercial flights were grounded you could look up in the air and see the strange contrails that were going in circles of F-16s/F-15s etc patrolling the air as well as the occassional KC-135 up there to refuel them.


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