Monday, October 28, 2013

DEFENSE AREA

75,89,49,0,B,0

7 comments:

shawn said...

Scary stuff!

Dale said...

You must live in an area where the military aviators play their terrain following "don't hit the mountain" exercises.

Pelon said...

There is really nothing scary about the "DEFENSE ZONE" airspace designation. Essentially all of the US is a Defense Zone. CFR 99 covers this. Basically in a time of national emergency (i.e. another 9/11 scenario) special flight rules may be put into place over non-federal lands. No big deal. Long time reader, first time poster. Good luck this weekend. Hunker down or embrace the the craziness.

shawn said...

I know of a family that lives in a town about 100 miles or so north of that map area that had a "dummy practice" bomb come crashing thru their roof and landed in their living room. Pretty much destroyed a portion of their home. The Air Force plane was from New Mexico on manuvers. They first denied everything, soon paid for everything. No one was injured.

butterbean said...

How many 'fenses' are in de fense area, hah??? I been in that area and I ain't seen many except along the roads...
About the 'bomb', Shane, the Arabs & Germans use the airspace for 'learning' how to fly in OUR planes, which we give'em', in OUR AIRSPACE to drop BOMBS on OUR houses, just so OUR AIR FORCE can at first deny it, then AFTER A 'thorough' INVESTIGATION pay for it..
All of the while the 'pilots' are laughing about how they 'scored' a direct hit....

remmij said...

@ shawn - Monahans, Texas, 2002?
F-117A
Mr. Wells, the FL might qualify as "any kind of populated areas".
The aircraft's "practice ranges are in isolated areas many, many miles from any kind of populated areas," McClure said. The unintended Monahans release was outside the F-117A's Pecos practice area.

shawn said...

remmij...thanks for the link. Yep, that's it. As I said, scary stuff!