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Air Force One (ok VF25) scares New Yorkers

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John Leitner, a floor trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange Building, said about 1,000 people "went into a total panic" and ran out of the building around 10 a.m. after seeing the planes whiz by their building, near the World Trade Center site.

The Associated Press: NYC financial workers see low-flying planes, panic
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Schumer is just P-O'd he wasn't made aware so he could ride on VC-25, after all, in his mind he should be riding in it all the time as AF1.

I have to think that a 747 in Presidential livery is the least-likely thing to be hijacked, but it's probably hard to tell at 300 mph.

I suppose I can understand them not wanting to advertise it because of fear some whack-job would take a shot at it or something, but I'm trying to figure out why they needed a photo op in the first place? I'm waiting for Obama to chime in.
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WTF were they thinking?????

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Maybe it's because it a plane that flies a Muslim around
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I'm surprised no one shot at it, of course, I couldn't tell a fighter was shadowing it, thought it was pulling a banner from what coverage I saw.

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WTF were they thinking?????
Since they advised the Mayor's office, the NYPD, the FDNY, FAA and everyone else when they filed their flight plan and mission profile, I imagine they were thinking that they had work to do.

How do you think they go about getting all those cool photos of AF1 or F16 or F117 or B2 that they use for promotions?

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See how much better those look than my approach shots from October 2003 here in Lexington.

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Since they advised the Mayor's office, the NYPD, the FDNY, FAA and everyone else when they filed their flight plan and mission profile, I imagine they were thinking that they had work to do.

How do you think they go about getting all those cool photos of AF1 or F16 or F117 or B2 that they use for promotions?
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