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If you wondered why two F-15s were buzzing the Santa Clarita Valley early Wednesday evening when President Barack Obama was in Los Angeles, here’s why.

 

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – F-15 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted two general aviation aircraft that were out of communications in the Temporary Flight Restriction Zone over Los Angeles, Calif, at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT yesterday evening.

Once the aircraft were intercepted and had departed the Temporary Flight Restricted Zone, they landed at regional airports and were investigated by local law enforcement.

NORAD file photo

NORAD file photo

NORAD’s mission – in close collaboration with homeland defense, security, and law enforcement partners – is to prevent air attacks against North America, safeguard the sovereign airspaces of the United States and Canada by responding to unknown, unwanted and unauthorized air activity approaching and operating within these airspaces, and provide aerospace and maritime warning for North America.

NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that is responsible for the air defense of North America and maritime warning. The command has three subordinate regional headquarters: the Alaskan NORAD Region at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; the Canadian NORAD Region at Winnipeg, Manitoba; and the Continental NORAD Region at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The command is poised both tactically and strategically in our nation’s capital to provide a multilayered defense to detect, deter and prevent potential threats flying over the airspace of the United States and Canada.

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  1. Suzi S Smith Suzi S Smith says:

    It flew over us and we were astonished!!! The President has been in LA area plenty of times, but this is the first time we had F-15s fly by…

  2. Here it is Robert M Gardner and friends

  3. It’s a conservative town. Got to keep an eye on us. They circled my house four times! Obama knows me from Facebook !

  4. IT WAS VERY LOUD FLEW OVER OUR HOUSE ! KIDS LOVED IT

  5. Suzi S Smith Suzi S Smith says:

    The Obama zone? How about calling it the Presidential Airspace zone? Would you have called it the Bush zone? Can you give us news without the slant?

  6. Laura Steger Laura Steger says:

    That was crazy yesterday!! I loved it

  7. Will Austin Will Austin says:

    Osama zone is more like it….

  8. Brian Howard – you’re the best! Hugs

  9. Jason Patterson Sheila Sander-Ward

  10. Bryan Seay Bryan Seay says:

    I thought I was getting carpet bombed

  11. That’s ok, I am living in West L.A. and of course, the streets were closed – again – at rush hour – again – Obama loves to cause traffic problems in L.A. it’s his trademark here!

  12. Gotta watch out for those conservative, law enforcement types populating the SCV-dangerous, they have guns.

  13. Pat Salinas Pat Salinas says:

    I told You, Very Loud & right over. Y house.

  14. Whoever runs this page is incompetent and unprofessional.

  15. Somebody please call a waaaaambulance

  16. Gotta protect The Dictator

  17. Yeah that was crazy! it flew right over me and my friends

  18. Nick Lander told you there f15’s

  19. James Urias James Urias says:

    Kiera Rubalcava omg that was it!

  20. Jill so this is what was going on!

  21. Do not forget about Russia to off our coast

  22. Heidi Wallasch Johnston Aline Brown

  23. Cracks me up no one complained when it was Bush here causing traffic problems …

  24. I honestly freaked out cause they were flying close and I thought one of them was going to fall to the ground lol

  25. Nathan Kaestle !!! I told you there were scary loud planes flying around!!!!

  26. Oh geez!!! GLAD WE WERE ON TOP OF THIS…

  27. It was very loud, powerful and cool…

  28. Kelly Parco Kelly Parco says:

    Waste of airspace and money.

  29. Kelly Parco Kelly Parco says:

    I liked the noise, first thought and said o brother I bet its all for that silly person.

  30. hey Elizabeth Baker… now we know what was up

  31. Krissy Kjt Krissy Kjt says:

    Jelly Beattie, this is what u were just tellin me about…totally crazy

  32. LW keep your private jet on the ground next time.

  33. Thank you SCVTV Santa Clarita for posting this! It is nice to know you were on top of this!

  34. Mike says:

    Anna Castillo your sources never lie? Now thats just as funny assaying our Administration never lies!!!! Lol… Lots to learn kid!!

  35. I heard and felt these yesterday…eerie feeling. They were so very loud and were flying, what seemed like, very low. Went outside along with a few of my neighbors and looked up …. expecting to see a fire ball.

  36. Shared. Couldn’t find it on ANY TV stations…… Curious !!!

  37. Anna Castillo your sources never lie? Sorry, but that’s just as funny as me or anyone saying our current administration ALWAYS tells the truth! Here’s one for all of you, my sources never lie and I was told that today by my source that our President knows nothing about Benghazi other than what he has been told by his sources, then passed on to us. They ALWAYS TELL TELL THE TRUTH!! Unless he’s holding something back???

  38. Travis Marg Travis Marg says:

    One plane was out of Whiteman air port in Pocoma and the other plane was out of Bakersfield TFRs are strictly enforced and all pilots are to check for the TFRs before they take flight this is like driving between the presidents convoy with your car see what happens too you when you do that

  39. Travis Marg Travis Marg says:

    This is what is like when you get intercepted

  40. Dave Pettis Dave Pettis says:

    Heard it, saw it and the private plane headed to Aqua Dulce airport over Sand Canyon.

  41. Craig Happ Craig Happ says:

    The planes doing the intercepting were F-16’s, not F-15’s

  42. joshhurkey13 says:

    I know they were F15 i was talking about the fact people say their sources are RIGHT! And no Craig Happ it was an F-15D!!

  43. they were from Area 51…which doesn’t exist.

  44. Pat ski says:

    Love the sound of those jets missing my time in the military I served 4 years for the USAF Thunderbird’s miss those days I was flight crew but the best thing about it we were a family

  45. Alicia Ellen Alicia Ellen says:

    I saw them..cool to see

  46. Wow thanks Bree Lazalde

  47. Our taxes waste thats all.

  48. Those are 100% F-15s. Two engines two vertical stabs facing directly up. Boxed air intakes.

  49. Jennifer Griffin says:

    I’m curious if all the Fox News lovers would scream ‘waste of money, blah, blah, blah’ if a Republican was aboard Air Force One. Love how they think only Dems get Presidential treatment. For what it’s worth, before you scream I must be some crazy liberal, I vote Dem or Republican based on candidate, not a party name on a ballot.

  50. Jaysen says:

    Did anyone get a pic of the aircraft?

  51. Amaseing how quike they can do that. Wonder what happened on 911 ? Oh i know dick chaney was doing manuvers with all the jets in the area that day. Hmmmm

  52. Too bad they didn’t scramble something in Benghazi!

  53. Eugene Jung Eugene Jung says:

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    It starts when you’re always afraid
    You step out of line, the man come and take you away

  54. Where did the pic of the “F-16” and the private plane come from. The article says it was F-15’s (stock photo). Growing up in the flight path of an AF Base the sounds of fighter jets brought back memories.

  55. Where did the pic of the “F-16” and the private plane come from. The article says it was F-15’s (stock photo). Growing up in the flight path of an AF Base the sounds of fighter jets brought back memories.

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