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

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  1. He is not drawing a salary you idiots!! How come u don't mention that! You people got nothing better to do?? Economy is doing great!!

  2. That is literally one of the hardest things for private pilot's to look out for because that airspace can change any airspace can change with very little notice

  3. The narrator always builds the video up more than it really is. A few feet away !!! He was like 80 yards away. And it's Cessna there is no Z

  4. When are you going to stop bashing President Trump we all think it’s disgusting you guys haven’t told the truth for so long

  5. The prop plane was a Civil Air Patrol, established in 1940s as the official US Air Force Auxiliary, every aircraft was Air Force

  6. My taxes was used for that f15 too, you news must pay it back in return just like donation to homeless or something else for our society, dumb action and wasted our taxes money !

  7. Right so how exactly did that plane Do what it did to the Pentagon so many years ago? Makes you think

  8. copy of the British RAF response a few years ago but tbh it doses a job shows those that want to do harm it's not going to happen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hijzP1zzLI im just happy America
    is also showing you guys they mean business

  9. That fighter jet could have flipped upside down and flipped you the finger, now that you could say is close. This news guy needs a drama pink petty coat and a change in his huggies 😂

  10. Watchdog can compare them to Obama too let’s see it !! Let’s see how much Obama spent as well. I know one thing if I was president I’d be enjoying some time to myself as well especially after so much work has been done

  11. They left the door open, when Mr. Obama was in the white house hoping for something to happen to him, thank GOD" it didn't .

  12. Uhhh they'll tell you to leave, and if you don't they'll blow you out of the sky? Doesn't seem that difficult a question.

  13. Civil Air Patrolllllllllll yessss also it hurts when you say Cezzna instead of CAP Plane or CAP then its plane number

  14. You fools are lucky that you weren’t shot down. This certainly must seem like you’re being so clever, but you wouldn’t be the first light aircraft shot down violating a no-fly zone. Hopefully, you’ll be brought down the next time: you won’t survive your foolishness.

  15. No matter what liberals can't help themselves to bash on TRUMP. Then the news wonders why they are the enemy of the people.

  16. Haha love how they try to demonize him regarding having all these mansions..the dude was a Billionare. What about Pelosi, Obama, Hilary have millions and only being a politician?
    Haters going to hate lol.

  17. so if the plane had missiles and shot both those planes out, then what?
    and why does it take so long to get up there?
    i watch people make it all the way into the white house & Buckingham palace lol
    i guess when you're "the bad guy", you can leave your doors open.

  18. interesting story a Cessna couldn;t possibly be a threat to a large Boeing by any IED's but nice to see the manouver, there are trends in hostage taking and some really stupid people with desparate motives perhaps.

  19. Me: “I we need to land soon.”
    Pilot: “Why, are you afraid?”
    Me: “No, I need to change my pants.”

  20. You people…should be arrested or shot down for your stupid BS and wasting time and fuel of the military! Just for a YouTube video.

  21. I remember when I was just a 12 and seeing Lester, hasn’t aged a day! Glad to see he still hold that record for broad casting

  22. All that security up in the air but on the ground. Petulant child like reporters and grown adults harass the crap out of the man and his family. He had to jump over a freeway median because someone decided to block his route with their car and we didn't hear very much about that from the media

  23. HOW MUCH DID IT COST THE PLANE CESSNA ✈ THE FINE ? HOW MUCH WAS THE FINE FOR THE PILOTS & THE NEWS 📺 TV FOR VIOLATING AIR SPACE ? THOSE F16 ARE NOT CHEAP TO FLY & THIS ISN'T A GAME ? THEY COULD HAVE BLOWN UP THE PLANE BY FIRING A OR 2 MISSILE$ FOR VIOLATING AIR SPACE RULES

  24. I thought this was the one with the guy in Wellington FL that tried to take off . They was screaming around in circles nearly breaking windows so low

  25. Plot Twist: They actually are terrorist disguised as news reporters and kamikaze into the presidents house

  26. Guys he said a few feet away because these are jets and planes that are so fast and aren’t meant to be next to each other

  27. Why are we worried about how much this costs NOW ?? This is necessary for every President. What's the point

  28. It would be bad if this be like GTA:
    "SIR, please leave the area!"
    (Turn around to leave)
    *shot me with all the weapons they have… *

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