Pentagon, Capitol Hill and the White House
are restricted airspace


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http://www.davidicke.net/newsroom/america/usa/091901a.html

Hi David,

Here are some relevant questions to ponder:

The Pentagon, Capitol Hill and the White House are restricted airspace. Having worked at an Airforce base in the US, I know that there are fighter pilots on standby that have to be able to be in their plane and off the ground within 60 secs. Air Traffic Control should have seen them flying in, so should the Airforce, so what happened?

Also, the same thing for NY, if you're flying east to west or west to east you have to be at either an even 500' like 3,000 or 4,000 or 5,000 etc. and if in the opposite direction you have to fly at an odd 500' like 3,500 or 4,500 etc.

Their transponder blips on the radar screen. If there's an emergency, then they hit the emergency button. I find it hard to believe that all 4 flights didn't hit the emergency button for the transponder to notify ATC. I don't believe that they took out all the transponders with a Swiss Army Knife. Any ideas?
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