This just in from the Air Force via Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee… (Thanks, Bob!) The question is, “Exactly who was in those planes that buzzed NYC?” Here’s an official response…
Documents related to your inquiry may be requested through
the Air Force Freedom of Information Act office: request options and
instructions are available at http://www.foia.af.mil/. However, the flight in question occurred as part of a scheduled training mission, so there were no passengers on board. Requested documents therefore will only list military personnel.
Lt Col Tadd Sholtis
Deputy Chief, Current Operations
Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs
That leaves me with a couple of questions about that statement… Was Lt. Col Tadd Sholtis talking about the chase planes, Scare Force One itself, or both? And who constitutes a “non passenger”?
You know, the more we look at this, the worse it gets… Either a bunch of political/military people were phenomenally stupid and gave the OK for the “training” flight that justifiably scared the snot out of a boatload of innocent people, or it was a special-interest joyride. (Or maybe it was a combination of the two.)
I’ll keep you posted concerning my own FOIA request.
Shaking my head…