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USAF Helos over London

#8
Anyway know why six USAF helicopters are over North London?
Let me guess.... their satnavs packed up? They're dyslexic and are looking for the terrorist Bed Linen in the nearest milliners near Northolt? There's a fly-in MacDonald near there? Or has it summat to do with a President coming in? Shurely shome mishtake?
 
#9
Sure they were not USMC helos? POTUS usually travels USMC when he is in helos. His helos do not say USMC, just United Stated of America IIRC
 
#13
When he came to visit us in LA about 8 months ago, they used CH-53Es to bring the limousines from Long Beach into downtown LA in addition to the usual 3 x VH-60s.
 
#17
When Obama was in Normandy in 2009 we watched them doing dry-runs a day or two before with two flights, each of 1x CH-53 and 3x UH-60 (IIRC). Presumably the UH-60s carry an escort plus all the active jamming kit, while one of the two groups was a decoy.
 
#18
They've obviously read the Chris Ryan novel in which POTUS is assassinated by Taliban fighters who have smuggled three Stinger missiles into London; the Yanks use three identical helicopters to confuse potential assassins. The Taliban simply shoot down all three helicopters at the same time.

Someone at the Secret Service must have read the book and decided to use six helos in order to foil any terrorist with a Cunning Plan...
 
#19
They've obviously read the Chris Ryan novel in which POTUS is assassinated by Taliban fighters who have smuggled three Stinger missiles into London; the Yanks use three identical helicopters to confuse potential assassins. The Taliban simply shoot down all three helicopters at the same time.

Someone at the Secret Service must have read the book and decided to use six helos in order to foil any terrorist with a Cunning Plan...
You read "Chris Ryan" "novels"?
 
#20
They've obviously read the Chris Ryan novel in which POTUS is assassinated by Taliban fighters who have smuggled three Stinger missiles into London; the Yanks use three identical helicopters to confuse potential assassins. The Taliban simply shoot down all three helicopters at the same time.

Someone at the Secret Service must have read the book and decided to use six helos in order to foil any terrorist with a Cunning Plan...

Dear God! what a horrible thought. VP Joe Biden is a decent man and a nice person but a bit dimmer than the average cocker spaniel. No fan of The Chosen One but.....<shudders>
 

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