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Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:56 am

Several fighter aircraft just buzzed over my dorm a few times, very low and in formation. They were moving fast but I was pretty sure they were F-15s. Is anything going on or are they just on normal patrol?
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RE: Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:57 am

Its the civil air patrol. I see them all the time, but its been stepped up to prepare for tomorrow's demonstration of democracy.

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RE: Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:10 am

Its the civil air patrol.

Doesn't the Civil Air Patrol usually fly Cessnas?  Big grin

I think you meant Combat Air Patrol....

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RE: Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:12 am

A kid across the hall said he saw a triangular shaped black plane too, an F-117 I presume. Perhaps they were doing practice for what they plan tomorrow?
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RE: Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:13 am

I see them all the time, but its been stepped up to prepare for tomorrow's demonstration of democracy.

It's called an inauguration. And while open to the public, it is a private event. Hardly a demonstration.
 
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RE: Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:43 am

I'd be beating a path to Civil Air Patrols door if they'd let me fly a F-15!! No? Just tired T-41s, etc.....
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RE: Fighter Aircraft Over Washington DC

Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:13 am

They are part of the security cap for the 2nd. Inauguration. I am sure there are some UAVs up there as well.
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