Red Tail F-16 over Washintgon
The Alabama Air National Guard jet was used in the mission, but the Pentagon says it was piloted by a DC Guard pilot.
Rumors have been circulating the blogosphere that the mission was in fact a photo op for the movie on the Tuskegee Airmen that George Lucas is currently producing.
But, Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis says that is just that -- rumor. He would not, however, provide any specifics as to the purpose of the flyover or potential uses of the photos.
While doing an unrelated story on the 187th last month, I had been told that the Red Tail was traveling to Washington for a photo op with Air Force One, but no one's saying why.
If I find additional details, I will post them here.