Timaay419
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Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:56 pm

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...-Obamas-No-Fly-Zone-139472638.html

Drug smuggelers didn't check traffic reports today, apparently. Airspace was closed because Obama was in the air. Story Developing...
 
tharanga
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:22 pm

That's an impressive way to get caught.

But then again, Senator Inhofe did teach us that nobody really has to read NOTAMs
 
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:24 pm

So. What is the lowest speed at which an F-16 won´t stall? Must have been terribly difficult to follow a 182.
 
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:28 pm

This just goes to show how bad the drug trafficking problems have gotten. They are always transferring drugs someplace, to the extend that when Obama is in town, randomly someone is smuggling drugs in that area. The US needs to rework its strategy in combating these drugs and put a stop to this smuggling.
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:43 pm

Quoting AR385 (Reply 2):
So. What is the lowest speed at which an F-16 won´t stall? Must have been terribly difficult to follow a 182.

It's actually slower than you might think. From flying with guys that flew them, they claim they could successfully fly as slow as 90ish knots...far slower than typical cruise of a 182, around 135-140kt.

Fighters are truly amazing.
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:52 pm

10 kilos of marajuana doesn't sound like enough to go to the trouble to "smuggle". Surely they would have had more than this?

Goes to show to always check those TFRs before each flight. The VIP variety pop up just a day or two prior.
 
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:04 am

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 5):

That's over 20lbs of marijuana most certainly a pretty serious offense. Being an airplane it will make it a federal crime so harsher prison sentence.
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:05 am

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4):
they claim they could successfully fly as slow as 90ish knots...far slower than typical cruise of a 182, around 135-140kt.

Fighters are truly amazing.

I've heard as low as 85-87 kts indicated (angle of attack around 25 degrees). And, of course, the F-16's computer does its best to not allow the plane to enter a stall because it usually goes into a deep stall in which the pilots have to override the pitch control and play with the stick to rock the plane out of the stall.
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:11 am

Lol, that's a pretty funny way to get busted. Another funny one happened outside BTR when a 172 went down in somebody's back yard. The police going to investigate the accident happened upon the homeowner's huge pot farm growing in the back yard. What bad luck that was.
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:20 am

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 5):
10 kilos of marajuana doesn't sound like enough to go to the trouble to "smuggle". Surely they would have had more than this?

They could have thrown out the other stuff while in the air. You never know.
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RE: Plane With Drugs Enters Obama No Fly Over LAX

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:26 am