See What Happens When A Plane Violates Presidential Airspace | TODAY


>>JEFF ROSSEN IS HERE TO SHOW US.>>GOOD MORNING. IT’S MONDAY. WE’RE ALL ACUTELY AWARE. BACK AT WORK. AND SO IS THE PRESIDENT. HE SPENDS MANY WEEKENDS AWAY FROM WASHINGTON AND INCLUDING THIS PAST WEEKEND. WHEN HE’S NOT AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THERE’S A MASSIVE MILITARY EFFORT TO KEEP HIM SAFE. THE ENTIRE AREA FROZEN. ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS FROM THE AIR, PLANES GETTING TOO CLOSE. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A ROGUE AIRCRAFT FLIES NEAR THE PRESIDENT AND WON’T LEAVE THE AIR SPACE. THIS MORNING, WE’RE GETTING ACCESS UP CLOSE WITH FIGHTER JETS IN ACTION.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ON THE MOVE. SPENDING TIME AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, TO HIS MAR-A-LAGO REPORT, AND HIS GOLF COURSE IN NEW JERSEY. ON THE GROUND, HEAVY SECURITY YOU CAN SEE. IN THE AIR, IT’S JUST AS INTENSE. BUT MOST OF US NEVER GET TO SEE IT, UNTIL NOW. THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD PROTECTING THE SKIES AND GIVING US RARE ACCESS.>>WHEN THE PRESIDENT MOVES AROUND, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION PUTS A TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION IN PLACE AND WE DEFEND IT.>>Reporter: WHAT HAPPENS IF AN UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT FLIES INTO THE NO-FLY ZONE, RIGHT INTO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WE SET UP A DEMO WITH THIS CESSNA AND THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD. I’M GOING TO BE INSIDE THIS CESSNA AND WE’RE GOING ROGUE. WE’RE GOING TO FLY INTO THAT NO-FLY ZONE AND SEE HOW THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD DOES IT. THEY SCRAMBLE THE FIGHTER JETS NEAR US AND HOW THEY GET US DOWN TO THE GROUND AND SAFE. WE BARREL DOWN THE RUNWAY.>>TAKEOFF, WE’RE OFF.>>Reporter: FLYING FOR MILES AND MILES. UNTIL — WE JUST ASKED THE NO-FLY ZONE. OUR PILOTS AREN’T TALKING TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, IGNOING THEIR CALLS TO REACH THEM. THAT TRIGGERS AN ALARM AT THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE. THESE FIGHTER PILOTS SCRAMBLING TO THEIR JETS. THEY’RE ON ALERT AND READY TO TAKE ACTION 24 HOURS A DAY. TODAY, RACING TO THEIR F-16s. SUITING UP, CLIMBING ONBOARD AND RUSHING TO THE RUNWAY. TAKING OFF TO INTERCEPT OUR ROGUE CESSNA. REACHING THE TARGET IN JUST MINUTES. THIS IS THE VIEW FROM THE F-16. THAT’S MY CESSNA RIGHT THERE. WHOA. YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR — I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN HEAR IT ON CAMERA, YOU CAN HEAR THAT FIGHTER JET COMING BY. THERE’S NO WAY YOU TONIGHT HEAR THIS OR NOTICE IT. COMING UP ON THE LEFT SIDE OF OUR PLANE. THAT’S AS INTIMIDATING AS YOU THINK IT WOULD BE. THAT’S THE FIGHTER JET ON OUR WING. ANOTHER FIGHTER JET SWOOPING IN ON THE RIGHT. YOU HAVE BEEN INTERCEPTED. IF YOU HEAR THIS CALL, IDENTIFY YOURSELF.>>Reporter: WE’RE A ROGUE AIRCRAFT. WE’RE NOT GOING TO RESPOND AT ALL AND SEE WHAT THE FIGHTER JET DOES. THE FIGHTER RIGHT ON OUR WING. SCANNING US INSIDE. WHAT’S HE TRYING TO DO?>>TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO WE ARE, WHAT’S INSIDE AND WHAT WE’RE UP TO.>>Reporter: AND MAKE RADIO CONTACT AND TELL US TO DO WHAT? FOLLOW HIM?>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>Reporter: THE FIEGERS WANT TO ESCORT US OUT OF THE AREA. THE F-16 MAKES A BOLD MOVE. SWOOPING IN RIGHT THERE. HE’S CROSSING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. THE F-16 CROSSES RIGHT IN FRONT, JUST FEET FROM US. HARD TO MISS AND THAT’S THE POINT. THAT’S AN AGGRESSIVE MANEUVER.>>HE’S TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION.>>Reporter: THIS IS RESTRICTED AIR SPACE RIGHT ABOVE THE PRESIDENT’S VACATION HOME.>>ARE YOU ORDERED TO TURN TO THE NORTHWEST.>>Reporter: THE FIGHTER JET GIVING US ONE LAST MORNING, TURNING AWAY, HOPING WE FOLLOW. IF AFTER ALL OF THIS, THE PLANE WON’T LEAVE THE AIR SPACE, WILL YOU SHOOT THEM DOWN?>>IF REQUIRED, WE’LL EXKATE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. AND, YES, WE WOULD DO THAT.>>Reporter: SHOOT THE PLANE DOWN.>>IF IT MEETS THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, YES, WE WOULD, TO PROTECT AIR SPACE.>>Reporter: WITH THE PRESIDENT TRAVELING SO MUCH, IT GETS EXPENSIVE. A GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG GROUP TELLING US THEY’RE GOING TO RELEASE NEW NUMBERS THIS WEEK. THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD DOESN’T JUST DO THIS TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT. THE SAME RULES APPLY TO BIG EVENTS. SINCE 9/11, THEY HAVE SCRAMBLED FIGHTER JETS TO 5,000 POSSIBLE THREATS. THIS HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN WE

100 thoughts on “See What Happens When A Plane Violates Presidential Airspace | TODAY

  1. I remember seeing this guy off camera in a Michael Moore movie(i know) being real ignorant to his cameraman and makeup person…

  2. I remember the Jets flying above the City on 9/11, They Couldn't shoot down commercial planes filled with citizens especially over a City like Manhattan it could've killed even more people! God Bless our Pilots! ✈

  3. Lol obviously this was scheduled and set up. They wouldn't risk their lives like that and ignore orders but still badass non the less.

  4. Too bad they don’t shoot down the media. How come we don’t here about olosers purchase if his 15 million dollar home in Martha’s Vinyard? Btw where did he get the money to buy such an expensive home? Additionally, if he really believes in global warming then why is he buying a home that in 10 years WILL BE UNDER WATER? What BS.

  5. I am deeply disappointed with this video would of loved to see it shot down it is after all a a test and then the after math of what happens then. And how CNN would of handled it. LOL!

  6. You know what's amazing about our military? After we the military vote, and the results come out, we still have to act like professionals regardless of the outcome of the election. If let's say someone in the military voted for Hillary Clinton. They don't get to "lose their freaking minds" because they didn't get the person that they voted for. Here's another example. Clinton vs Bush after Desert Storm. Lots of people voted for Bush in the military ⚔. But when Clinton won, we still have to do our jobs. Again, we don't get to act like spoiled little girls who didn't get there way. Nor do we attack anyone who wears a Make America Great Again hat. In fact, as veterans, we must protect the rights of those who do, regardless of how popular or unpopular it may be. What Liberals and Democrats needs to understand, it's not what someone wears is the problem. It's a problem when someone's rights are denied for wearing something is the problem. Just as you may not like who won the vote, but we all MUST respect the voting process. Otherwise we'll end up as many other countries do who's never even come close to what American Democracy is about. For example, we have a very serious storm heading to the East Coast. Do you think it matters who they voted for at this point? If there's a charity drive for any of the areas effected, I'm still going to try to help, regardless of how they voted. And all this nonsense about telling the President not to come is just again, acting like a spoiled child. I can't believe how immature grown adults act, especially during an act of crisis. The Bahamas was just hit by one of the biggest storms ever, and unfortunately, it's not part of the United States. Which means the recovery will be far more difficult than even Puerto Rico because the Bahamas is an independent nation. It's going to be long recovery for this area. Do you think they care where assistance is coming from?

  7. Don't f with the President. It wouldn't matter if Hillary Clinton was our President (thank goodness). We as professionals would have to protect her REGARDLESS of our personal feelings. President Sadat of Egypt signed a peace agreement with Israel 🇮🇱. A member of the Egyptian military assassinated President Sadat. Israel's Prime Minister too was assassinated for the very same reason. Respect the voting process regardless of the outcome. A 4 year wait isn't much to ask for a the grand scheme of things. And even if he's reelected, he can't serve more than 2 terms. So people, get over it.

  8. Only the systems fail when it happens for real like on 9/11 when 4 airliners flew off course for HOURS and these jokers didnt come near them…..#FAKENEWS

  9. What stupid a** would do such a thing to test our military this way. I hope they sent you a major bill for the expenses occurred during this little scare for some. At worst, and over open terrain, you could have been shot down. Might set a precedent!

  10. So you purposely went into a no fly zone and didn’t communicate with them? This isn’t a joke. Not only could he have shot you down, you also risked their lives for you amusement. This is so stupid.

  11. this actually happened 2016 presidents day weekend at mar largo. they scrambled two F-16's from Homestead and had permission to use after burners I was in Sunrise Fl at the edge of the everglades when I heard the boom scared the crap out of me I was on the phone with someone just west at Markam park and heard it on the phone them in real life found out the next day what it was.

  12. WELL SO MUCH FOR NATIONAL SECURITY….

    THANKS FOR LETTING THE WORLD KNOW HOW IS IT U PROTECT THE PRESIDENT IF A PLANE GOES INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA…..SO TERRORISTS CAN BETTER PREPARE

    NOT THAT I CARE FOR TRUMP AT ALLLL!’nn

  13. Idiots who deliberately fly into the no fly zones should be billed for the cost of the interception, and their pilots licence suspended and plane impounded for the duration of their suspension

  14. None of us missed that you clowns made no mention of Obama's extensive travel for non-governmental activities and the huge budget of Michelle Obama's travel for no purpose whatsoever.

  15. The rogue Cezzna seemed to be on collision course.
    Gives the interception planes the Bronx wave and continues on course.

    Well we warned him. But some people you just can’t reach.

    The Convair F-102 was designed to intercept Russian bomber aircraft but was a bit disappointing in top speed. It lead to the area rule fuselage of the F-106 which was able to fly super sonic.
    They simply didn’t understand all of the aerodynamics of high speed flight a the time. Jet engines early on tended to be low power and very thirsty and smokey.

  16. Some things should not be reported on the news. Military TTPs and presidential security measures should be at the top of the list

  17. Thank you for keeping our great president safe and our great country very beautiful and reassuring 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  18. Soo…. asking how pricey it is is just silly – it doesn't matter if he is in Florida, Jersey, Virginia, or New York – anymore than in DC. The same planes will do exactly the same thing as in DC, just with a little more jet fuel.

    If anybody has problems with a teaspoon of gas, then let's cut some massively wasteful government programs first.

  19. All that money spent for the president to go and play golf when there are so many Americans starving in poverty and they pay for it . Top class scam .

  20. I kind of wonder if the intercepted plane is travelling that slowly if they would bother using a missile or just use the guns.

  21. It would've been cooler if they went about a mile in front of it, then turned around and headed right in a little game of chicken

  22. How many tens of thousands of dollars did this "demonstration" cost us taxpayers? (Hint: $7000 to $24000 per hour per F-16.)

  23. Wait wait wait…. You guys are flying over some Forest Area so are you trying to tell me that Donald Trump lives in the freaking Woods???

  24. Worried about the cost of this protection? If so many people weren’t trying to get at the best president in history, he wouldn’t have to be moved around so much. Stop hating our president!

  25. Soldiers and government equipment cost the same whether they are sitting around or being used. The only time their cost is justified is when they are working.

  26. Who is this punk snob uninformed wise guy leftist rag reporter anyway? The guy could get his butt stuck to the toilet seat, and somehow the president would be to blame.

  27. My primary question is, why weren't fighter aircraft already in the air and nearby BEFORE the airspace violation occured???
    This intercept should've occured in less than 30 seconds, not a few minutes…

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