Monday, February 20, 2017

Protecting the President at Mach speed.

Over at Old AFSarge, Juvat has a great article up analyzing that incident a couple of days ago where a "non responsive" private aircraft got tangled up in the restricted air space over Trump's Mar-a-Lago southern White House.

Needless to say, those jets had to scramble!

Once the Eagles were supersonic, the 85.44 miles to the President would take 6.74 minutes, plus whatever acceleration time to reach the Mach.  So...This is going to be, as they say, a Close One!

According to the report, the Eagles were able to establish contact with the aircraft and escort it out of the restricted airspace, so all's well that ends well, but....

I'm sure there will be someone that complains (in my best Thurston Howell III imitation) "Blast, Buffy, why'd those fighter pilots have to positively RUIN our tea today.  It's only that boor, Trump"

But, given the antics of the anti-Trump league, is there anyone here that doesn't think an attempt on his life might look remarkably similar to this?  To paraphrase Instapundit, "You want more Trump, your actions are how you get "more Trump" and this is what "More Trump" looks like.

So....Well done Eagles!  And, Miami, that boom you heard?  The sound of Freedom!  

And, unlike the media, Juvat figured out which Eagles were likely the ones that got the call to fly.  Indeed, A job well done by our Air Force men and women.


  1. I hope that the sonic boom didn't cause Jeb! to slosh some his third Singapore Sling onto his trousered leg as he sat in the country club, whining to all who would listen of how Trump did him wrong.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, CW.