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777
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Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:26 am

It just happened in Lithuania… definitely not the best idea especially in a sensitive area such as the Baltic region.

https://youtu.be/Mip0AZZKtx0
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:22 am

That was excellent 8-)
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:25 am

:D the best publicity ever.
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:46 am

At least they didn't try the "I'm important let me finish my press conference".
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:04 am

Wonderful :-D

I wonder... if that happened to a certain Resident of the United States.
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:56 pm

I wonder if it was staged? Maybe to show "someone" that they were prepared at a moment's notice.
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:21 pm

johns624 wrote:
I wonder if it was staged? Maybe to show "someone" that they were prepared at a moment's notice.

Quite difficult to imagine, especially if you consider how intense the air patrolling has been in the area (i.e. the Italian F-35s were pretty busy chasing various Russian planes over the last couple of weeks).
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:30 pm

777 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
I wonder if it was staged? Maybe to show "someone" that they were prepared at a moment's notice.

Quite difficult to imagine, especially if you consider how intense the air patrolling has been in the area (i.e. the Italian F-35s were pretty busy chasing various Russian planes over the last couple of weeks).


I can imagine, I bet 'they' are extra pissy at the moment after 'chasing off' HMS Defender in the Black Sea only for a Dutch Frigate to come along and Defender docking in Georgia, official receptions, dancing Georgian girls etc.

It is a concern though, what with the coming in transponder off, almost like they want an accident, wasn't MH17 enough?
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:56 pm

I think the Dutch frigate incident was staged specifically for a couple of our Dutch members who keep saying the Netherlands has no adversaries, etc.
 
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Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:23 pm

Meanwhile at a southern NATO QRA, a pilot comments that QRA's can happen at any time, it would be unlikely for Russia to have a schedule.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMMYPmg0fZI

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