EGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 164 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8782 times:
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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...............
Dkramer7 From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 8564 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
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5826 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 8393 times:
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!
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
SPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 7165 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.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4785 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 7126 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!)
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
Robsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 4130 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.
Propjett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2898 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.