Keep Out, And That Means You
A Piper Arrow was intercepted by an F-16 fighter jet near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, on Friday, and escorted to a landing at San Marcos Municipal Airport (about 100 miles south), News 8 Austin reported. The airplane was searched, and the pilot and his passenger were questioned by the Secret Service and later released. The F-16 pilot reportedly fired flares at the Arrow, but they were either unnoticed or ignored. Recently, when Mr. Bush visited Cleveland, Ohio, at least 10 GA aircraft stumbled into the 30-mile no-fly zone that was in force during his three-hour visit. One flyer was intercepted by a jet and escorted to a nearby airport to land. Bruce Anderson, an Ohio pilot, told the Akron Beacon Journal he thinks such large restrictions are not necessary. "Once they take away our freedoms," he said, "they don't give them back."