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707 Flypast Causes Evacuation  
User currently offlineEGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8529 times:
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Hi everyone.

Was driving home last night and heard on the radio about this bizarre incident in Sydney, Australia. Seems the RAAF had arranged a low flypast over Sydney Harbour for it's last B707 and it was been flanked by a Hawk taking pictures of the historic moment. All seems OK so far? Well, thats not counting the Sydney office workers who mistook it for a hijacked passenger plane been chased by the Air Force...............

Link to the story on the BBC website below

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7481039.stm

And a photo here on the database of the flypast


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Sad that this can of amazing flypast can prevoke such a fearful reaction from the non aviation public, and even more sad that I wasn't there to see the last 707 flypast in person  cry 

Farewell to this stunning 707, one of aviations greats  Big grin


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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2759 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8418 times:



Quoting EGCC777LR (Thread starter):
Well, thats not counting the Sydney office workers who mistook it for a hijacked passenger plane been chased by the Air Force...............

You have to understand them, they thought it was a Saha Air B707 as the liveries are very similiar  Wink

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User currently offlineDkramer7 From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8311 times:

I was in wilberforce near windsor when it made some low passes over the area. Looked fantastic but was VERY loud. also around the same time a twin jet was coming in to land at richmond, any one have any idea what is may have been, i only got a glimpse but it was a grey green colour

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5714 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8140 times:
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Quoting N14AZ (Reply 1):
You have to understand them, they thought it was a Saha Air B707 as the liveries are very similiar

Have to call BS on that one, you could probably count on your thumbs the number of Sydney office workers that had any idea what a Saha Air 707 looked like.
I am one of them and I would expect the other guy didn't run screaming into the street!

The RAAF sent media releases out well in advance of the event... it is likely in the interest of the media to not pass those on as it helps their "terror scare", public panic agenda.

But again.. the fact that a public display by those that are charged with protecting us causes panic in the streets is a measure of how much the bad guys are winning this fight!

Cheers



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2759 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8047 times:



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 5):
Have to call BS on that one, you could probably count on your thumbs the number of Sydney office workers that had any idea what a Saha Air 707 looked like.

Hmmm, could it be that you have overseen the "  Wink " at the end of my post?


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5714 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8007 times:
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Quoting N14AZ (Reply 6):
Hmmm, could it be that you have overseen the " " at the end of my post?

Maybe I did... point taken!!

Cheers

C



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7995 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 1):
You have to understand them, they thought it was a Saha Air B707 as the liveries are very similiar


Oh, no you didn't!


 Wink

But for reals, this just shows that the terrorists have won....

 Wink  duck 


User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1477 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

This would not be the first time this has happened.

I recall a similar incident not long after 9/11 where a 707 tanker was flying in formation with a another RAAF aircraft which also sparked a similar reaction.



Vhq



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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7259 times:



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 6):
But for reals, this just shows that the terrorists have won....

or they just wanted to get out of work early.... seems like a good excuse to me


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6912 times:



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 3):
But again.. the fact that a public display by those that are charged with protecting us causes panic in the streets is a measure of how much the bad guys are winning this fight!



Quoting UAL757 (Reply 6):
But for reals, this just shows that the terrorists have won....

And we let them, on a daily basis.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4642 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6873 times:



Quoting EGCC777LR (Thread starter):
Well, thats not counting the Sydney office workers who mistook it for a hijacked passenger plane been chased by the Air Force...............

It's funny how people are sheep and just don't think.

How loud is a 707 compared to a modern jet... hello! That should have been the first indication. Secondly, I'm ashamed of my Australian brethren for being taken in. Australia needs to realise that it's just not that important on the world stage (in complete comparison to what we're told by our media!)



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User currently offlineHiggi91 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

be fair though, if you were looking out of your office window and suddenly a large jet roars past, you wouldnt think it was normal would you?


Hey Hey :D
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4642 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4353 times:



Quoting Higgi91 (Reply 11):
be fair though, if you were looking out of your office window and suddenly a large jet roars past, you wouldnt think it was normal would you?

If *I* did, I would be marvelling at how cool it was, cause I'd obviously know it was an RAAF 707 just by looking at it.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4320 times:



Quoting Higgi91 (Reply 11):
be fair though, if you were looking out of your office window and suddenly a large jet roars past, you wouldnt think it was normal would you?

And with a military escort. If they weren't told in advance I think anybody would wonder what was going on, especially with something that loud.


User currently offlineHiggi91 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4320 times:



Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 12):
If *I* did, I would be marvelling at how cool it was, cause I'd obviously know it was an RAAF 707 just by looking at it.

yes but not for the majority of office workers



Hey Hey :D
User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3877 times:



Quoting Higgi91 (Reply 11):
be fair though, if you were looking out of your office window and suddenly a large jet roars past, you wouldnt think it was normal would you?

Given that my office is directly under one of the approaches to YVR the roar of a large jet would be perfectly typical. But, point taken, it would provoke some questions in most other places of work. But, why not contact the authorties BEFORE engaging panic mode? However, given that the frequency of the authorities being only marginally better informed than the general public that may not work either.


User currently offlinePropjett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2645 times:



Quoting Robsawatsky (Reply 15):
Quoting Higgi91 (Reply 11):
be fair though, if you were looking out of your office window and suddenly a large jet roars past, you wouldnt think it was normal would you?

Happens in Downtown Dallas every single day....people inside office buildings are looking eye to eye with passengers of WN aircraft on final for love field....probably 1/4 mile or less from some buildings.

They don't evacuate every time. No work would ever get done,as everyone would spend all day on the sidewalk.


User currently online9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
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Quoting N14AZ (Reply 1):

You have to understand them, they thought it was a Saha Air B707 as the liveries are very similiar Wink

ha! Yes, and how the Hawk is Australia's premiere air intercept aircraft.... :P



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5714 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
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Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 17):
ha! Yes, and how the Hawk is Australia's premiere air intercept aircraft.... :P

Well how much of an interceptor do you need when the target is a 707!
But as with most things aerial.. the average punter would not know a Hornet from a Hawk or Raptor !!

OT.. there was a time when NATO faced hoards of Soviet bombers sweeping down out of the sky that the Hawk WAS being considered for a key intercept role



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7563 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 10):
It's funny how people are sheep and just don't think.

Which is quitre an apt description since sheep outnumber people in Australia by 4 to 1

[Edited 2008-07-23 04:26:25]

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