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707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:27 am

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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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:57 am



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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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:19 am

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
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:01 am



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!

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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:28 am



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?
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:35 am



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!


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

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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:35 am



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 6):
Hmmm, could it be that you have overseen the " " at the end of my post?

Maybe I did... point taken!!

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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:44 am

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.



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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:37 pm



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
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:06 pm



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.
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:10 pm



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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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:26 pm

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?
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:35 pm



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.
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:36 pm



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.
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:37 pm



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
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:03 pm



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.
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:37 pm



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.
 
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:47 am



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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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:16 am



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
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RE: 707 Flypast Causes Evacuation

Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:24 am

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

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