Watching a T-6 Texan and a Southwest 737 converge (at different altitudes) as the jet was on approach to DAL
, I was reminded of a mid-afternoon flight on Texas International back in the late 70's. The DC-9 had departed Denver about 20 minutes earlier, headed for Houston. I was seated in a window seat on the right side of the aircraft. I glanced out the window just as two Air Force jet fighters made a pass right under our plane, a couple of hundred feet below us at best. Was this a common "practice" back then and would the TI
crew have been aware that we were the "target" of this "interception?"