WATSONVILLE (CBS 5) – The President’s visit to Silicon Valley turned into a wakeup call for a local pilot after he found himself in the crosshairs of a fighter jet Monday.

The pilot was fling a bi-plane out of Watsonville when he wandered into a temporary no-fly zone put in place during President Obama’s visit.

Witnesses reported seeing the fighter jet circling the smaller plane over Monterey Bay.

The pilot soon returned to Watsonville where he landed without incident. It was not immediately clear if he would face any criminal charges.

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Comments (6)
  1. Kory Leach says:

    Way to go on getting those pics Chris! You rock paratrooper!

  2. Whitey Joe Young says:

    Gotta check NOTAMS anytime you go wheels up man.

    1. Skunky says:

      Well technically the wheels never went up, since it’s a fixed gear, hehe.

  3. Reality Check says:

    Yeah, that bi-plane was soooooooo dangerous. Way to waste money sending an F-15 after it.

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