Are you ready for the sound of freedom?

johnboy 14 November 2011 48

The Australian has a piece on the defence component for Barack Obama’s visit.

TWELVE of the RAAF’s FA-18 Hornet jet fighter bombers will take turns sweeping the skies over Canberra and Darwin day and night during Barack Obama’s visit.

So now you know.


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jimbob87 jimbob87 10:43 am 15 Nov 11

Bring on the jets and push it to the limit I say!

What im not keen on is the restriction placed on protesting while hes here.

When the Chinese President came to Canberra people were able to protest against China’s human rights ect, but when the POTUS arrives everything is off limits and we have armed fighter jets in the sky and half our city under surveillance?

Booo-uuurrrnnns.

poetix poetix 9:15 am 15 Nov 11

LSWCHP said :

Freedom Bandit, I have your six. Studly Iceman, signing off.

Please excuse another post. I have been reading Top Gun quotes and the whole thing is so totally better than Shakespeare:

Maverick: Hard deck my ass. We nailed that son of a bitch. [gives Goose a high five]
Iceman: Wow, you guys really are cowboys.
Maverick: [Faces Iceman] What’s your problem, Kazanski?
Iceman: [Slams helmet locker’s door and faces Maverick] You’re everyone’s problem. That’s because every time you go up in the air, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.
Maverick: That’s right! Ice…man. I am dangerous. [Iceman bites]
Jester: Maverick. [Maverick and Goose look at him], you and Goose get your butts outta that flight gear and up to Viper’s office now. [Heads out of the locker room]
Slider: Remember, boys, no points for second place.
Goose: You’re a lot brighter than you look-
Slider: Oh, you shut up.

Sounds a bit like the Riot Act.
Cockatoo signing off.

Mothy Mothy 8:36 am 15 Nov 11

jcitizen said :

I pay $ 147.9 pl for my freedom. I wonder what they pay?

I thought freedom cost a buck-o-five?

Jethro Jethro 6:55 am 15 Nov 11

Deref said :

Jethro said :

Cool. Seeing that I won’t be able to take the junior Jethros to actually see POTUS, at least they can see some cool fighter jets.

When the Chief Buffoon was here I tried several times to see them but couldn’t. I assume they were flying so high that they weren’t easy to spot, though they certainly made a racket.

Damnation. No chance for us plebs to actually see POTUS. And now invisible fighter jets.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 11:26 pm 14 Nov 11

PantsMan said :

NoAddedMSG said :

Funky1 said :

poetix said :

johnboy said :

While I agree it’s a generally pointless gesture that no other world leader seems to need…

A successful interception is much more likely if you’ve already got the bird up at 30k feet.

The other advantage is that we can all start talking like extras from Top Gun…

So from 3:25pm on Wednesday can we all pick corny call signs and asked to be addressed by them lol. Even better is there a “randon corny call sign” generator that RiotACT can install for that period?

If not, then I wish to be refered to as “Epileptic Pygmy” (going back to my old CB radio days lol)

Whoo! I am totally going to make everyone refer to me as “Green Mongoose” for the rest of the week.

Freedom Bandit.

Freedom Bandit, I have your six. Studly Iceman, signing off.

PantsMan PantsMan 10:48 pm 14 Nov 11

NoAddedMSG said :

Funky1 said :

poetix said :

johnboy said :

While I agree it’s a generally pointless gesture that no other world leader seems to need…

A successful interception is much more likely if you’ve already got the bird up at 30k feet.

The other advantage is that we can all start talking like extras from Top Gun…

So from 3:25pm on Wednesday can we all pick corny call signs and asked to be addressed by them lol. Even better is there a “randon corny call sign” generator that RiotACT can install for that period?

If not, then I wish to be refered to as “Epileptic Pygmy” (going back to my old CB radio days lol)

Whoo! I am totally going to make everyone refer to me as “Green Mongoose” for the rest of the week.

Freedom Bandit.

NoAddedMSG NoAddedMSG 10:20 pm 14 Nov 11

Funky1 said :

poetix said :

johnboy said :

While I agree it’s a generally pointless gesture that no other world leader seems to need…

A successful interception is much more likely if you’ve already got the bird up at 30k feet.

The other advantage is that we can all start talking like extras from Top Gun…

So from 3:25pm on Wednesday can we all pick corny call signs and asked to be addressed by them lol. Even better is there a “randon corny call sign” generator that RiotACT can install for that period?

If not, then I wish to be refered to as “Epileptic Pygmy” (going back to my old CB radio days lol)

Whoo! I am totally going to make everyone refer to me as “Green Mongoose” for the rest of the week.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:48 pm 14 Nov 11

Mysteryman said :

What is the point of this? Are they going to spot possible assassination attempts from above at 1000km/h+ ?

Yep. They will be aiming to interdict any attack from the air, particularly suicide attempts using light aircraft. Lookdown-Shootdown, and all that.

A suicide attack on the US President using a light aircraft actually occurred on 13-Sep-1994. Given that it’s happened once, there are now countermeasures in place to prevent it happening again.

You’d be absolutely astounded at the things they have countermeasures for.

jcitizen jcitizen 9:27 pm 14 Nov 11

Deref said :

Classified said :

So what security threat do the planes actually mitigate?

WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM?

Might have something to do with the fact that the so called “supreme elite” all around the world are the only ones who actually get to experience it.

I bet you dont see them being asked if they have any fuel vouchers.

I pay $ 147.9 pl for my freedom. I wonder what they pay?

Deref Deref 9:17 pm 14 Nov 11

Jethro said :

Cool. Seeing that I won’t be able to take the junior Jethros to actually see POTUS, at least they can see some cool fighter jets.

When the Chief Buffoon was here I tried several times to see them but couldn’t. I assume they were flying so high that they weren’t easy to spot, though they certainly made a racket.

Jethro Jethro 9:00 pm 14 Nov 11

Cool. Seeing that I won’t be able to take the junior Jethros to actually see POTUS, at least they can see some cool fighter jets.

Fighter jets should make up for their disappointment over the invisible convoy of trucks.

jcitizen jcitizen 8:47 pm 14 Nov 11

Classified said :

Deref said :

Classified said :

So what security threat do the planes actually mitigate?

WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM?

BECAUSE PEOPLE MISUSE IT!

Dont you mean miss it ???

2604 2604 8:41 pm 14 Nov 11

taninaus said :

Ah the beauty and serenity of living in the deep south – no way they are going to make their way down here unless he is planning on visiting Tidbinbilla!

And everyone in the central area are paying for the priviledge of living in higher priced accommodation!

+1

Enjoy your insomnia, Northside suckas!

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:28 pm 14 Nov 11

PantsMan said :

There seems to be a dearth of veiled threats and rioters seeking directions to school book depositories.

teehee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U5vRuuIkxc&feature=related

taninaus taninaus 7:59 pm 14 Nov 11

Ah the beauty and serenity of living in the deep south – no way they are going to make their way down here unless he is planning on visiting Tidbinbilla!

And everyone in the central area are paying for the priviledge of living in higher priced accommodation!

vg vg 7:58 pm 14 Nov 11

Growling Ferret said :

Visiting Canberra is just an excuse for POTUSA to be in the country for the Presidents Cup Golf in Melbourne from Thursday to Sunday. They will wear the noise worse than us….

Except he will be 3000km+ from Melbourne

Classified Classified 7:55 pm 14 Nov 11

Dunno why they call him POTUS, should be PITA.

Northsidechick Northsidechick 7:55 pm 14 Nov 11

I love the sounds of the military aircraft (grew up an army brat – the sounds of my childhood) and I’m glad we have them, so no complaining from me.

Diggety Diggety 7:33 pm 14 Nov 11

Classified said :

So what security threat do the planes actually mitigate? Will they actually shoot at objects on the ground? Would they actually shoot down other aircraft?

As long as the’re only carrying sidewinders, they’re fine by me. Good training for our pilots post-RAAF.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 7:25 pm 14 Nov 11

Visiting Canberra is just an excuse for POTUSA to be in the country for the Presidents Cup Golf in Melbourne from Thursday to Sunday. They will wear the noise worse than us….

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