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User currently offlinefishmeal From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 66 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5831 times:

Watching a T-6 Texan and a Southwest 737 converge (at different altitudes) as the jet was on approach to DAL, I was reminded of a mid-afternoon flight on Texas International back in the late 70's. The DC-9 had departed Denver about 20 minutes earlier, headed for Houston. I was seated in a window seat on the right side of the aircraft. I glanced out the window just as two Air Force jet fighters made a pass right under our plane, a couple of hundred feet below us at best. Was this a common "practice" back then and would the TI crew have been aware that we were the "target" of this "interception?"

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User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5545 times:
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Might be better suited to have this in the Military section of the forums..


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User currently offlineHBGDS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

Passes were pretty common during the Cold War as part of simulated interceptions, but crews were made aware of this. Whether the passengers knew is another issue. The Swiss Air Force practiced these, as a way to be prepared for rapid intercepts when Spviet-block transports went off-course and overflew sensitive areas.

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