Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Louis Caldera's Scare Force 1: New Yorkers in a Panic as Large Plane and Fighter Jet Fly around Lower Manhattan

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.

jrobichess makes chess videos and has a chess blog along with a personal chess site at http://www.jrobichess.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The White House aide who authorized the controversial Air Force One photo-op flight last week around the Statue of Liberty is out of a job. President Obama has accepted the resignation of Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, the Daily News learned Friday. ""White House aide Louis Caldera loses job over Manhattan flyover fiasco involving Air Force One"" http://pfx.me/lU