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Old 04-29-2004, 11:15 PM
Viva Magglio Viva Magglio is offline
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I did not see most of the game tonight because of work, but I saw a news highlight on NBC 5 News after the game of an ATA commercial jet buzzing USCF tonight. They aired Hawk & DJ saying it's the closest they've ever seen a commercial jet come to the ballpark. Allison Rosati noted that the plane was within FAA parameters when it flew by.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:23 PM
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I did not see most of the game tonight because of work, but I saw a news highlight on NBC 5 News after the game of an ATA commercial jet buzzing USCF tonight. They aired Hawk & DJ saying it's the closest they've ever seen a commercial jet come to the ballpark. Allison Rosati noted that the plane was within FAA parameters when it flew by.
I thought Hawk overreacted and I'm not surprised it was within FAA bounds. Maybe it looked different at the park (if anyone was there?), but on TV it didn't look low enough to be a scare.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:25 PM
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I thought Hawk overreacted and I'm not surprised it was within FAA bounds. Maybe it looked different at the park (if anyone was there?), but on TV it didn't look low enough to be a scare.

I don't know man, it was pretty low. I heard it on the broadcast too. Atleast I think I did...
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:33 PM
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From the T.V. telecast it did look low as heck. Unless you're by an airport planes really can't be seen so close. I'm sure it must have made a couple of people in attendance a little jumpy.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:33 PM
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I don't know man, it was pretty low. I heard it on the broadcast too. Atleast I think I did...
Well, I've driven down Cicero and 55th a good deal, so maybe my expectations are high.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:35 PM
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I flew over the Cell last weekend on my way to New York (a very cool experience by the way) and we were waaay up there. Not even close to how low that plane was. That shouldn't have happened.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:39 PM
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I flew over the Cell last weekend on my way to New York (a very cool experience by the way) and we were waaay up there. Not even close to how low that plane was. That shouldn't have happened.
Midway's ceiling in bad weather is 3,000 feet when you are circling for landing clearance.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:40 PM
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That would make sense. Thanks Daver.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:49 PM
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I was there, and that plane looked like it was going to crash into the upper deck.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:20 AM
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There were about three today that seemed really low.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:47 AM
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I couldn't believe how close that thing got. I admit I was a little frightened for a split second.

By far the closest I've seen a plane come to hitting the park.
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:02 AM
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ATA is one of my department's clients. I'll ask around tomorrow to see if these low flights attracted anyone else's attention...
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:30 AM
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Could you also ask them to get rid of that stupid jingle?
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:38 AM
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Was it really that scary? I didn't see it on TV (must have been getting something) so I don't know how close it was. People in attendance must have had their hearts skip a beat. :shudder:
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:52 AM
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I was in attendance tonight, down the first base line, and it WAS very bizzarre. The plane appeared to be just above the lights from my angle, so I don't know how close it looked on tv but it did cause a lot of people to skip a beat. We were all pretty surprised. Very glad nothing came of it though.
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