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Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:44 am

 
mirrodie
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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:04 am

NO, you want to know whats REALLY scary?

Another spotter and I were questioned for THREE hours at ISP on 7/4/03 for spotting.

I wonder if that incident has anything to do with why we were incarcerated for 3 hours.

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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:07 am

That is scary! I can't imagine that someone would be that upset! Although, I know that in Prescott, AZ the golfers near the Prescott airport would pitch golfballs sometimes at Embry-Riddle planes taking off. I wonder what possessed the guy to shoot at it.
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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:23 am

NO, you want to know whats REALLY scary?
Another spotter and I were questioned for THREE hours at ISP on 7/4/03 for spotting.
I wonder if that incident has anything to do with why we were incarcerated for 3 hours.


Where had you been spotting?
Was it Suffolk P.D. that questioned you?
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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:57 am

Mirrodie, compared to be shot at, that's not very scary. Annoying, yes; scary, no.
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:42 pm

PROSA- yes.

MD-90- YOu may be misunderstanding. I thought that perhaps we were questioned in conjunction to this incident. But it never came up.
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cancidas
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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:50 pm

Well my experience with being interogated was not for spotting but for bringing my flight bag onto a plane.

I was flying from PHX to DEN to LGA last August and had my flight bag as a carryon item(that bag was worth more than my car at the time and I wasn't going to let it out of my sight). I had a manual for a Cessna Caravan, my logbook, pilot's certificate, medical certificate, charts, appoach plates and other such documents. Anyway, the screeners decided I was a threat to the flight and had me detained for 8 hours pending verification of my identification. Once they decided to compare my passport, driver's liscence, pilot certificate, medical certificate, EMT certificate and ID from the EMs provider I was working for(badge included) they let me go. It seems that they are going a little to far!
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mirrodie
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RE: Skydiving Plane Shot At Over Long Island

Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:00 pm

They sounds like a bunch of idiots to me! Sorry to hear that you hit the 8 hour mark Cancidas! Unbelieveable!
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