Does anyone know why there were 2 fighter jets flying low above Fairfax,VA at 1:00PM?

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  1. Don Black

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    I saw two fighters (F-16s I think) flying very low and fast above Fairfax City at around 1:00PM EST today. Anyone know why? They seemed to be flying far too low and fast for a routine patrol. I can't seem to find anything on the news. Thanks guys.
     
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    screwin off probly [​IMG]
     
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    Just a coupla punks who work at a Ford dealership, taking them out for a joyride. [​IMG]
    Fighter-pilot mentality, because they can?
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    We've had a few low jet flights here in the last few days as well, but it's so damn cloudy that I can't see them.
     
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    Sometimes they fly low for practice...
     
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    Don, I wouldn't worry about it. Last friday while I was in Arlington there were a pair of f-16s flying pretty low too. As others have said they may have been screwing off [​IMG]
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    The Post seemed to think that they were just doing routine patrols over the demonstrations... They said there wasn't anything noteworthy about the flights. Still, very odd...
     
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    It was probably Maverick being a hotshot again
     
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    I wish they were just screwing off but unfortunately due to recent events they probably weren't.

    From what I can surmise from the news, the military has been testing the radar systems that guide anti-aircraft missiles as well as simulating the fighter interception of commercial airliners in case they were hijacked.
     

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