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Anything weird happening in MA airspace?

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I just got back from my evening walk and while I was out, what appeared to be an f-18 fighter jet shot overhead at a low altitude (I'm in Framingham)...There is a relatively low cloud ceiling and the plane was skimming in and out of cloud fragments at the base of the clouds...but it was one jet and not a squadron. Did they do a fly over in Boston in honor of Mayor Menino?

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I heard it was related to a helicopter in restricted air space.

 

Hmmm - and yeah, this plane was headed in a S-SW direction from Framingham (after reading your post, I found a related story on line which stated the incident occurred over Middleboro, MA while the President was in the area)

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On my walk this morning about 7:15, I also saw the same here in Mansfield. I think it may have been related to the Presidents visit to Providence, Rhode Island today. Perhaps they were on patrol because of this event.

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On my walk this morning about 7:15, I also saw the same here in Mansfield. I think it may have been related to the Presidents visit to Providence, Rhode Island today. Perhaps they were on patrol because of this event.

 

Yeah, I just reread the story and they mentioned the incident occurred this morning - the plane I saw zipping by was after 5PM this evening. And the planes this morning were from Westfield, MA...so I guess my one solo jet fighter sighting is still a mystery???

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On my walk this morning about 7:15, I also saw the same here in Mansfield. I think it may have been related to the Presidents visit to Providence, Rhode Island today. Perhaps they were on patrol because of this event.

 

 

 

 

Marine One and Two choppered over the NJ Northern Beaches about 11 AM on thursday. 100 yard off the beach and at 1,000 ft. A larger Marine Chopper was flying escort a half mile to the east and slightly ahead of the Presidential Flight. Clear skies and no close cover by jet aircraft.

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yesterday morning there was a plane that flew into a TFR(temporary flight restriction). I don't know the exact distance but when he is on the vineyard is just about reaches plymouth airport. My boss was in the air in his own plane and could hear the dispatch on the radio. They scrambled two jets to guide the offender out of the area and to the ground. Typically they will have one on the wing and the other with target lock from behind. If you refuse to land they will "help" you land. It is the pilots responsibility to know where there are TFR's and such so he will probably get his license pulled for a bit. They supposedly sent him into Plymouth but we never saw anything over here and our shop is right on the edge of the airport.

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Once in a while the military will test air defensive radar and the operators by sending out a single plane to fly at tree top level using the ground contors and such for cover. It might have been an exercise such as that.................

 

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