I was shocked to find out that Louis Caldera, the head of the United States White House Military Office (Air Force 1) approved a photo shoot mission that involved flying a Boeing 747 with a F-16 fighter plane escort in lower Manhattan, very close to Skyscrapers, frightening New Yorkers and causing a lot of panic and worry.
I have no idea what the purpose of such a photo shoot would be, but it's not hard to imagine how many people were totally freaked out by the experience! Seeing a large passenger plane with a fighter jet close on it's tail in the same general area of 9-11 would be absolutely horrible, especially when the general public had no clue it was just a photo op.
The following YouTube videos show just how much chaos this little operation caused, and I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg:
The full CNN report on this incident can be read here, along with video and interviews
Unbelievable. I guess common sense is lacking in the White House Military Office, which given its important responsibilities, is quite disturbing.