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4 years 42 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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Told it's a True Story

I got an email today, don't know how to copy it
Here's the story

A CHIP in San Diego working radar notices his
radar approaching 300 mph. Thinking it had malfunctioned
he turned it off and back on. It kept climbing.
About that time he began to hear what he knew was
a low fling jet. About that time his radar locked up and
a minute later a USMC Hornet flew over him 50 feet
above the ground.
The trooper told his commander about it and his commander
wrote the USMC Commander complaining about low
fling aircraft messing up his equipment.

The USMC Commander wrote back stating the USMC
Hornet was on a training mission with live missiles
and the pilot realized just in time that the hostile radar
focused on him was The Highway Patrol not an
enemy target.
By the way Your trooper has a loose filling on a left side lower
moller and the snap on his side arm is broken

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:25 AM

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Funny, but not true

50 feet at 300 MPH over San Diego with live missiles. I'm whistling and throwing the bullshit flag.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:34 AM

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San Diego City proper.
Who knows and where is
the missile range in that area?

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:36 AM

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it would not be near that low. I've read this before, pretty sure it started as a joke.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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if it were true but makes a cute story.

I don't put anything past the military.
My wife just said they used to fly out over the ocean
and circle around populated areas to a missile
range in the desert? She was a Navy brat but
that was a long time ago

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 5:13 PM

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gone 300 ft. at 50 mph on my H-D,just in case you want a baseline for the BS meter,lol,good story but the timing doesn't quite work out,and the deck limit is definately not 50 ft.,the only plane this pilot would be flying after that stunt would be outside some grocery store a quarter at a time if he did fly that low.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 42 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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Last I heard the NAS here in my area keeps 3 F18s and 2 F16s 'loaded for bear' after 9-11. The 'squids' and AF take turns being on deck I think.

Having lived near 'Carswell' for a lot of my life and having several relatives either working at GD (now Lockheed) or in the military, I've had a lot of plane-stuff pointed out to me.

The day the fella crashed his plane into the building at Austin, one of the rookies asked me why the planes were flying around so much....I pointed out the missiles on the wings to him and told him to pay more attention to the news.

That said, I'm calling BS on the story as well. A handheld police radar is not very powerful at all; I dunno if a .mil setup would even recognize it. That, and I don't see 50ft as a useful or safe altitude for an F18 unless you're landing, taking off, or at an airshow.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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there are lots of different versions of this story being emailed around. I think Sam or Clint sent one a while back. They are all similar with different details.

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