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Posted: 12/31/2002 8:57:03 AM EST
Anyone else notice the increased fighter coverage today?
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 9:16:49 AM EST
I get them, in pairs, at least 3 times a day, in the New River Valley.

The frequency does increase right before a major "action", and no out-of-the-ordinary traffic is in my area.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 9:18:55 AM EST
They are flying over Dulles Airport as I type.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 10:55:56 AM EST
I noticed nothing, since I'm in a building downtown. Now I talked to my mother and she said she heard DC is in a code red. Saying that they think something is POSSIBLE to happen in DC tonight or tomorrow.

Link Posted: 12/31/2002 11:14:47 AM EST
I am up in occupied territory at the moment so I hadn't noticed.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 11:36:44 AM EST
I was just about to say they slowed down, when here they come again...A lil further West I think.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:29:37 AM EST
If you live in the DC area and notice fighters circling above you, chances are they are involved in a scramble. These occur due to some sort of intrusion into the TFR (for the non-pilots here, that's Temporary Flight Restriction) around DC. Otherwise, the aircraft are in ready alert on the ground or cicling VERY high above where you would not know they are around. Had a scramble last Sunday, really jammed us up for about 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:42:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By mo4040:
If you live in the DC area and notice fighters circling above you, chances are they are involved in a scramble. These occur due to some sort of intrusion into the TFR (for the non-pilots here, that's Temporary Flight Restriction) around DC. Otherwise, the aircraft are in ready alert on the ground or cicling VERY high above where you would not know they are around. Had a scramble last Sunday, really jammed us up for about 10 minutes.




Let me tell ya these fast movers were low and loud!
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:38:56 PM EST
I live just north of the "mixing bowl" (95/495/395), And have been hearing ALOT of military planes AND choppers overhead for the last 2 days....
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 1:44:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I live just north of the "mixing bowl" (95/495/395), And have been hearing ALOT of military planes AND choppers overhead for the last 2 days....




I lived off EDSEL for quite some time, these folks were over Herndon/Sterling, where I now live.
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