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See What Happens When A Plane Violates Presidential Airspace | TODAYEach time President Trump spends a weekend away from the White House, there’s a massive military effort to protect him from threats… including from above. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen was given rare access to present a dramatic demonstration of how the Air National Guard keeps presidential airspace safe. (www.youtube.com) More...
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Why didn't they give regards to Civil Air Patrol?
They were the star of the story and not one mention!
About 4 years ago, President Obama was playing golf about 5 miles (as the crow flies) from my house. All of the sudden, I heard the distinctive sound of a low-bypass turbofan screaming low over the house. Running outside, I see a twin-engine prop plane being escorted by a USCG helicopter (that really surprised me) while two F-16's were orbiting, all four aircraft were about 1000' AGL. I heard or saw three or four other intercepts overhead during the weekend. I don't know what these guys were doing (we live close to the approach to Witham Field), but I do not envy their experience once on the ground.
Too bad there wasn't this kind of protection and sense of urgency on 9/11. 4 commercial jet liners all diverting from planned routes on a beautiful sunny day and we were caught with our thumbs up our asses. Just sayin'
We had it. The president was in Florida. The protection was there. It would take quite a large military budget to protect every major city and landmark not to mention the loss of airspace through TFRs.
Guess you didn't hear about Major Heather “Lucky” Penney (Ret.)