miguel0881
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Fighter jets over Washington - impact on DCA?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:24 pm

Just spotted them over downtown Washington, marking the Polish President's visit.

Can't remember ever seeing that before.

Wonder if there was any impact on DCA arrivals/departures?
 
capitalflyer
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Re: Fighter jets over Washington - impact on DCA?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:38 pm

There is a line of departures and a bunch of circles on FR24, but they likely will get things unclogged in short order. Mini air show was not long even if it was loud.
 
capitalflyer
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Re: Fighter jets over Washington - impact on DCA?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:39 pm

capitalflyer wrote:
There is a line of departures and a bunch of circles on FR24, but they likely will get things unclogged in short order. Mini air show was not long even if it was loud.


In fact looking at the webcam now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGUFNagY9OI) the departures have cleared out and now arrivals are coming in hot and heavy. So already more or less recovered.
 
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Re: Fighter jets over Washington - impact on DCA?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:54 am

capitalflyer wrote:
capitalflyer wrote:
There is a line of departures and a bunch of circles on FR24, but they likely will get things unclogged in short order. Mini air show was not long even if it was loud.


In fact looking at the webcam now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGUFNagY9OI) the departures have cleared out and now arrivals are coming in hot and heavy. So already more or less recovered.


There goes the rest of my night. Thanks for the link!
 
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Re: Fighter jets over Washington - impact on DCA?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:32 am

miguel0881 wrote:
Just spotted them over downtown Washington, marking the Polish President's visit.

Can't remember ever seeing that before.

Wonder if there was any impact on DCA arrivals/departures?


F-15s and F-16s were regulars at fairly low altitudes over DC after 9/11 for a few months if I remember correctly.
oh boy, here we go!!!

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