1. Joe

    If the need was there then they should fly at whatever speed is necessary. We need to let the military do their jobs and stop being so soft. Nobody was hurt and I felt it also. I just waited for notice of what it was and then was fine. We have become a society of people that expect immediate response to our questions and sometimes that isn’t the case.

    • Paul Iannizzotto

      Unfortunately, the majority of those complaining about military going supersonic, and describing it as being horrific and causing distress, have probably never actually had to deal with being in actual distress their entire pleasantly coddled life. I would be more than happy to exchange a few rough days I’ve had for a few “stressful” sonic boom events any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

    • Oksana

      Totally agree. Everyone needs to relax. Stop freaking out over a boom and a rattle. What if it was thunder. God will have to send advance notice and a apology letter? When did we become so stupid?

    • Elizabeth Chevalier

      Finally! Voices of reason. Aren’t Florida’s residents aware that President Trump is in town and that this plane was flying in restricted airspace?

  2. Stop complaining and criticizing people that are trying to save our lives. This article is shameful and lazy journalism at it worst. Our military…They put their lives on the line for you while you snivel. I say let them fly fast and supersonic til the cows come home if that is what they feel is necessary to get the job done. God bless America and ALL of our troops!

    You should be ashamed for taking the attitude you did to this national defense event. You do realize that our military may be aware of threats that you are not. Do you realize that we have had Russian provocations off of our eastern coast for at least a week …

  3. The ignorance of the writer is as expected. A few thoughts for you Sir: 1) The Posse Comitatus Act limits the military’s power to be used to enforce domestic policy. In this case, the military was responding to what it perceived to be a threat. So the act doesn’t really apply here. 2) Fighters don’t just scramble themselves and go flying about looking for poor innocent pilots to harass. These fighters were scrambles by someone who knew something fishy was going on. Air Traffic Control noticed something was wrong with this pilot and notified NORAD. NORAD, responding to an alert, scrambled fighters. The fighters, not knowing WTF they were dealing with, decided to use all the speed they felt they needed in order to ascertain what was going on and protect the public.

  4. Anonymous

    “A military event could mean a lot of things – an attack on our country, a coup, a training exercise, etc.”
    LOL, as if anybody would attack on the fringes of South Florida, let alone stage a coup. Even the bumf**ks at Ruby Ridge had more credibility.

    “We heard numerous reports of distress, including police coming out of their stations with guns drawn, children crying, 911 calls overwhelming the operators, and neighbors rushing outside their homes and getting to know each other.”
    Crying children? Is this satire? Certainly it’s annoying, but do you expect first responders and people calling 911 for an emergency to check bulletins first? Sadly, our society can be at times ill-informed. Us South Florida natives are used to it back from the Space Shuttle.

    Let me guess, you’re one of those people complaining about tax dollars going to protecting Trump, but don’t mind all the waste and fraud which lines you and your lawyer pal pockets. Something has to pay for those hidden charges from Sprint, I suppose.

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