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Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:14 pm

I searched the forums to see if this had already been covered and didn't find it so forgive me if its already been posted. But on this past 9/11 some genius at NASA decided to orbit a WB-57 at FL490 over Houston. Apparently it freaked some people out.

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RE: Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:24 pm

Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
Apparently it freaked some people out.

Were "some people" in no way disturbed by the very many aircraft that fly every day to HOU? And yet a contrail that's not a straight line is a source of panic.
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RE: Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:31 pm

FYI:

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RE: Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:08 am

It was at 49,000 feet. They could not even see the plane - just some contrails.

Now I'm sure that because I live near Dallas someone will say I'm biased - but I though folks in Houston were at least as smart as ........... Sooners.
 
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RE: Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:25 am

dumb people are dumb.

More likely to choke to death in your own home than be killed by a terrorist, forign or domestic.

Yet how much worry do they put into zomg the terrorists are comming vs food safety?
 
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RE: Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:26 pm

Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
But on this past 9/11 some genius at NASA decided to orbit a WB-57 at FL490 over Houston. Apparently it freaked some people out.

The presence of paranoid or uninformed people does not mean that normal aviation activity needs to be halted on that date. What would they like a ground stop,too?
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RE: Nasa WB-57 Orbiting At FL490 On 9/11 Scares Ppl

Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:54 am

Quoting oly720man (Reply 1):
Were "some people" in no way disturbed by the very many aircraft that fly every day to HOU? And yet a contrail that's not a straight line is a source of panic.

Chemtrails man....  

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):
It was at 49,000 feet. They could not even see the plane - just some contrails.

Remember just after 9-11 when commercial flights were grounded you could look up in the air and see the strange contrails that were going in circles of F-16s/F-15s etc patrolling the air as well as the occassional KC-135 up there to refuel them.

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