Monday, April 27, 2009

Stairway to Sirius: AF1BU photo op, or...?

From HuffPost:

A government exercise involving low-flying planes has created a panic in New York City. Two fighter jets escorted a low-flying Boeing 747 over lower Manhattan on Monday as part of a federal government photo opportunity.

The plane is a backup for Air Force One and the Department of Transport "coordinated the flight with FAA and we made the notifications to the city so they were aware that the flight would take place between 10 and 10:30 this morning."

Huh. Note the accompanying beauty shot of the Stairway to Sirius: