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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/25/2002 7:53:42 AM EST
Approx 15 min ago a learjet was forced to land at Stellar Airpark about a mile away from my house! What woke me up was the tearing sound of a bunch of F-16's!! Last time I heard that was at an Airshow these guys were low! 1 Was tailing the Lear from a few hundred feet, these guys were low enough for us to see the landing gear of the F-16 behind him. So should I run down to the Airpark and start shooting at the Lear with my Ar15?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:56:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:58:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 7:59:34 AM EST by Benjamin0001]
Keep us Posted FNG. AR15.com : CONUS FORWARD OBSERVATION POST #1 : THE EYES AND EARS OF AMERICA Ben
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:00:27 AM EST
I think the F-16s have the shooting taken car of. Go get on FOX NEWS!!! Keving67
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:01:31 AM EST
F-16's are gone now but I can hear helo's. Dont know what they are too low.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:01:56 AM EST
My guess is that someone's "waiting" for them at the airport. Keep us posted!
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:02:34 AM EST
It could be an excercise.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:08:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:20:52 AM EST
Ok got close enough to see the Airpark, lots O police on scene and a few news choppers. Didnt want to get any closer and have to explain why im wearing a Glock and have an AR and 12ga in the back. According to the news it was some prop job that a student was flying and accidently gave the "We have been Hijacked" secret code.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:48:27 AM EST
Dude, I work at Chandler Blvd. and I-10. We heard them come over and I first we thought it was thunder. When they got a little closer, we realized it was aircraft. How many were there??
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:50:10 AM EST
The ghost of Payne Stewart. [:P]
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:51:06 AM EST
So was this a jet or a prop plane then?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 9:58:45 AM EST
According to the news it was a prop plane. I think what I saw was a Lear being escorted out of the area. How many F-16's? I have no idea atleast 2 or 3. So much air traffic its hard to count when they come in and out of view.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:49:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 10:52:14 AM EST by Citabria7GCBC]
oh he must of hit the 7700 on the transponder....i think thats the emergancy code. or maybe he hit 7500 which is hijack. i think...
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:55:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC: oh he must of hit the 7700 on the transponder....i think thats the emergancy code. or maybe he hit 7500 which is hijack. i think...
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i believe 7700 is standard inflight emergency or mech difficulty 7500 is hijack type emerg. could be wrong, it's been a while.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:59:26 AM EST
Well at least you weren't as dumb as the idiot on the east coast who thought the terrorists had come in a chopper and opened up with his AR-15!!! I seen that here last week, what a Dumbass!
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:02:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:09:29 AM EST
If I rememebr correctly you don't even want to scroll past through these freqs when changing the transponder freq. Example going from 7400 to 7800, you would first change the first number to 6 or 8, then set the second number to 8, and then set the first number back to 7.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:39:08 AM EST
Well, if this is the case, this moron definately deserves a love letter from the FAA. You don't just "accidentally" squack "7500" or anything in the "7000s" for that matter. You have to be quite an idiot to accomplish that one. Especially if this guy was flying a more advanced aircraft. ATC will not give you a squak code anywhere near these emergency codes to avoid mistakes like these.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:58:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By so2315: Well at least you weren't as dumb as the idiot on the east coast who thought the terrorists had come in a chopper and opened up with his AR-15!!! I seen that here last week, what a Dumbass!
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I take it that guy couldn't aim very well. Must have been one of those standard inaccurate AR15s you always hear about.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 1:05:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 1:13:04 PM EST by Benjamin0001]
I betcha he was suprised. "Tally Ho , Bogey two miles angels 5 bearing 170." "Roger control, 750knots indicated Rider1/6 Enroute" "Rider 1/6, RayGun bullseye 170 for 2" That could have been that guys worst day ever. Ben
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