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Old Oct 20, 2004, 7:30 PM   #11
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Geez Geoff,
They hear you are entering the country and they scramble the fighter jets! Nice shot, the way he is loaded, he surely looks like he means buisness! Looks like you might have even caught the pilot looking at you! Did they let you know at the time what was going on or just when you were back on the ground? Welcome back, glad you made it safe and with lots of pics.
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 7:53 PM   #12
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Hey there, GoCubs - thanks for the welcome back!

I definitely think the pilot was looking at all of us passengers trying to get a look out the plane windows at him.

We didn't know until a few hours after we'd landed in Cyprus that we'd been forced there due to a bomb threat. We also didn't find out until a week or so later that the fighter pilots did indeed mean business and that if our plane's pilot had not turned away from Israeli airspace we might have been taken out! I'm still here so I guess it turned out ok... :roll:

The best of my pics will get posted in dribs and drabs as I have time to post-process them. There should be some good ones in among the so-so ones.
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:22 AM   #13
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That's a very kind thought Geoffs - I really appreciate it.

Thanks a lot. :-D

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Old Oct 22, 2004, 4:10 PM   #14
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Was this your flight?

http://aero-news.net/news/commair.cf...&Dynamic=1

I'm glad everything worked out well.
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 4:39 PM   #15
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That's the one, CShark. Everything turned out fine. The article got it wrong though - it was a pair of F-15's not F-16's.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 4:44 AM   #16
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I can see that from your picture.:-) That's why I wasn't sure if it was the right story. I guess they can't get everything right all the time.

Not many people get the opportunity to get a shot of an active, fully loaded fighter like that. :shock: Great shot!
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