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Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« on: June 04, 2015, 09:46:28 AM »
The FBI now joins the list of other government agencies, running large fleets of aircraft over U.S. cities. The FBI has been busted running over 100 domestic flights, for the purposes of mass surveillance over U.S. cities including: Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, and Seattle. The planes are registered to dummy corporations and cutouts with names like: NG Research, FVX Research, and KQM Aviation. The original investigative leg-work was done by regular people on the internet, who had noticed small planes flying overhead during the recent riots in Baltimore.


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npXLdBG4r14[/youtube]


The AP has now "officially" broke the story, so you can talk about it with your friends, it's not some crazy conspiracy anymore. Of course the AP only dug into one hub, Bristow, VA, for these aircraft, so the story continues to widen. I will keep this topic updated as things progress.

AP story - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FBI_SURVEILLANCE_FLIGHTS?SITE=KYB66
AP Documents - https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2090186-fbi-surveillance-plane-documents.html

WaPo Story - http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/surveillance-planes-spotted-in-the-sky-for-days-after-west-baltimore-rioting/2015/05/05/c57c53b6-f352-11e4-84a6-6d7c67c50db0_story.html






TIMELINE OF EVENTS

- April 11, 2003. FBI admits to flying a spy-plane over Indiana University, searching for terrorists, despite no terrorist threat being identified at the University. Source.

- May 31, 2005. New York Times runs an article with some details on how front companies and cutouts are used to hide CIA airplanes. Source.

- June 2006. A report from WIRED Magazine details an unusual small aircraft circling Lodi, California. The cutout Northwest Aircraft Leasing Corp. in Newark, Delaware, was fingered as the owner. The report speculates that the plane is being used by the FBI for surveillance. Report also states that as far back as 2003, the FBI admitted to flying Cessna 182's in America for surveillance purposes. Source.

- February 5, 2014. A report detailing "persistent surveillance systems" is run in the Washington Post. It details the ability of surveillance devices attached to small planes to watch everyone and everything in a 5x5 square mile radius. The report nails several instances of the use of these planes. Source.

- May 9, 2013. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, mysterious planes are reported flying over Boston and surrounding areas during the day and night. Source.

- May 10, 2013. One of the spy-planes flying over Boston is identified as N906TM, registered to RKT Productions in Bristow, VA. Source.

- July 23, 2014 - Reddit user jeandubrulee posts a comment about a mysterious airplane constantly circling over the McLean/Langley area in Virginia. The plane is identified as N539MY, belonging to NG Research. Source.

- May 2, 2015. Tweets regarding a mysterious plane circling over the riots in Boston get the ball rolling. Plane is identified as N539MY, belonging to NG Research. Source.

- May 5, 2015. FBI admits that spy-planes were "provided" to law enforcement in Baltimore in the wake of rioting to "[provide] aerial imagery of possible criminal activity." Source.

- June 2, 2015. AP blows the story into the mainstream. Links FBI to dozen shell companies. FBI asks AP not to publish story for ludicrous reason that it "would saddle taxpayers with the expense of creating new cover companies to shield the government's involvement, and could endanger the planes and integrity of the surveillance missions." One Robert Lindley is linked as the CEO of NG Research. Source.

- Sen. Grassley is pressing the FBI for answers. Source.[/size]



ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

- Track Flight paths on your own - http://www.flightradar24.com/data/

- Look up Plane Call Signs (N-Number).

- Images of the FBI spy-plane flight paths

- ACLU story about why this type of persistent, wide-area surveillance is dangerous. Source.

- List of 115 spy-planes with links to their flight paths so you can track. Source.

- NSA whistle-blower Bill Binney thinks that the FBI spy-planes could be part of TREASUREMAP, an NSA program to map the internet and create a profile of everyone in the world. Source.

- Planes with JENA call signs are still operating around the phoenix area. Source.

- Chaparral Air Group in Texas coming under scrutiny as potentially operating a spy-helicopter. Source.
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 10:08:23 AM »
TRACK 115 FBI SPY-PLANES USED IN THE U.S.

Here is a table of 115 FBI domestic spy-planes, with their registration and links to flightradar24.com, where you can track their flight paths.

hat-tip to enigma.io




Company NameStreetCityStateICAOFlight Radar
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA006AFN100WG
OTV LEASINGPO BOX 636BRISTOWVAA00C4BN102BR
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEPO BOX 807BRISTOWVAA04ECFN119NA
YAMASEC USA LLC4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134-502GREENVILLEDEA09CC1N139BH
OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAA0AB21N142LJ
NBY PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 502BRISTOWVAA0AE77N143GM
PXW SERVICESPO BOX 802BRISTOWVAA0AE7CN143GS
OTV LEASING4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEA10FBBN168DK
OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAA1100AN168GP
PXW SERVICESPO BOX 802BRISTOWVAA1488AN182EM
WORLDWIDE AIRCRAFT LEASING CORPPO BOX 807BRISTOWVAA1B021N208EB
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA1CD07N215KS
KQM AVIATIONPO BOX 721BRISTOWVAA1EC96N223EM
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INCPO BOX 2190MANASSASVAA1ECF1N223JC
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEA2104EN232DW
WORLDWIDE AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP110 W 9TH STWILMINGTONDEA21FBCN236KS
WORLDWIDE AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP110 W 9TH STWILMINGTONDEA22AEFN239LF
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA23DC9N2432G
WORLDWIDE AIRCRAFT LEASING CORPPO BOX 807BRISTOWVAA2440BN245RB
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA24DEFN248CF
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA251BBN249DB
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA25CD5N251SR
PXW SERVICESPO BOX 802BRISTOWVAA29A7DN267RH
LCB LEASINGPO BOX 726BRISTOWVAA2B573N274BB
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA2EC92N288JY
NG RESEARCHPO BOX 655BRISTOWVAA2F6FDN290RM
WORLDWIDE AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP110 W 9TH STWILMINGTONDEA32309N301A
KQM AVIATIONPO BOX 721BRISTOWVAA327E1N302MP
NBR AVIATIONPO BOX 752BRISTOWVAA34C1AN311SB
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA35AEBN315RR
OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAA36622N318SJ
FVX RESEARCHPO BOX 554BRISTOWVAA36932N319KS
RKT PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 926BRISTOWVAA37A7DN323LP
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134 PMB 605GREENVILLEDEA37D92N324EB
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134 PBM 605GREENVILLEDEA37EC5N324SJ
PSL SURVEYS4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEA385F0N326PS
LCB LEASINGPO BOX 726BRISTOWVAA41050N361DB
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA4349BN370JH
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA43218N37GR
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA46F56N385RB
OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAA4BC6EN404KR
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INCPO BOX 2190MANASSASVAA4C859N407TP
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA4CBEBN408SB
KQM AVIATIONPO BOX 721BRISTOWVAA4D817N411CP
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA4E6C5N415AT
NBY PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 656BRISTOWVAA51A7CN428MT
RKT PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 615BRISTOWVAA59D5BN461AJ
PSL SURVEYSPO BOX 756BRISTOWVAA5B556N467TS
OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAA622CDN495BJ
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA624B4N495WW
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORPORATION4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA6286BN496WW
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA66261N510KS
OTV LEASINGPO BOX 636BRISTOWVAA67138N514KM
NBR AVIATIONPO BOX 752BRISTOWVAA6718EN514NY
AEROGRAPHICS INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAA674DFN515JW
PXW SERVICESPO BOX 802BRISTOWVAA68960N520EP
NG RESEARCHPO BOX 655BRISTOWVAA6A3DCN527KM
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA6C75DN536GR
NG RESEARCHPO BOX 722BRISTOWVAA6D306N539MY
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEA71AB8N557PG
KQM AVIATIONPO BOX 721BRISTOWVAA72E8CN562CB
KLJ AVIATIONPO BOX 731BRISTOWVAA75568N57165
LCB LEASINGPO BOX 726BRISTOWVAA7650FN576DS
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA7E68FN608SH
OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAA7EEC5N610AG
KQM AVIATIONPO BOX 721BRISTOWVAA7F64FN612BK
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA81E30N622FH
OTV LEASINGPO BOX 831BRISTOWVAA83822N629ET
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA8464DN632MR
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA846DDN632TK
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORPPMB 605GREENVILLEDEA86862N64057
PXW SERVICESPO BOX 802BRISTOWVAA8A872N657TP
FVX RESEARCH4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEA91EC1N687RT
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US DEPT OF JUSTICEPO BOX 807BRISTOWVAA9A74EN721AL
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORPORATION4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEA9C265N728MP
NBY PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 656BRISTOWVAA9CEFFN731CL
FVX RESEARCHPO BOX 632BRISTOWVAAAF9D8N806TH
OTV LEASINGPO BOX 831BRISTOWVAAB0D1BN811AH
KQM AVIATIONPO BOX 721BRISTOWVAAB1551N813JH
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEAB36F1N8210G
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AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INC10678 AVIATION LNMANASSASVAAB74CCN83700
AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATES INCPO BOX 2190MANASSASVAAB74F2N83713
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEPO BOX 807BRISTOWVAAC06F0N874TW
PSL SURVEYSPO BOX 756BRISTOWVAAC19C5N879WM
NG RESEARCH4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134WILMINGTONDEAC7466N901RM
RKT PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 615BRISTOWVAAC872BN906TM
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OBR LEASINGPO BOX 725BRISTOWVAAC9E93N912EX
RKT PRODUCTIONSPO BOX 615BRISTOWVAACA29BN913JC
PSL SURVEYSPO BOX 756BRISTOWVAACAEF9N916WR
NG RESEARCHPO BOX 722BRISTOWVAACC2ECN921LS
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEACC6B5N922MK
AV FLIGHT INC4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEACE242N9292L
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PSL SURVEYSPO BOX 756BRISTOWVAAD56F0N959JT
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NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEAD64DBN962PB
FVX RESEARCHPO BOX 632BRISTOWVAAD6BDAN964JR
WORLDWIDE AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP110 W 9TH STWILMINGTONDEAD7EE5N969PL
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NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE # 605GREENVILLEDEAD8CAFN972SM
NORTHWEST AIRCRAFT LEASING CORPPO BOX 807BRISTOWVAADAF83N981GT
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FVX RESEARCHPO BOX 632BRISTOWVAADBAD9N984JS
NBR AVIATIONPO BOX 752BRISTOWVAADC1C3N986DK
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NATIONAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134GREENVILLEDEADC362N986W
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 10:16:38 AM »
Photos of the surveillance equipment from Phoenix

h/t sharpiesharpsters




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I live in Phoenix and my coworker was telling me she's been noticing this plane circling around their neighborhood the past 12 days. They started tracking the planes on Flightradar24 and she sent me these screenshots of some of their flight paths: http://postimg.org/image/tpdhpd789/ http://postimg.org/image/o2h4rw4pl/ http://postimg.org/image/uuc58hj2x/She even had a pilot friend go down to the airport that they've been flying out of and do some snooping. He found took this photo of the camera equipment mounted to the bottom of the plane: http://postimg.org/image/hm861sw61/She said that it's always the same 3 tail fin numbers which take turns doing the same flight path. They start at daybreak and only stop late in the night.
Update: Here's another pic my coworker got of one of the planes parked at the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix. You can see the camera equipment on the side: http://postimg.org/image/oj5bwlcjn/
She also said over the past couple days all the tail fin numbers changed on Flightradar24 and they are now all showing up as some variation of "JENA". Screenshot: http://postimg.org/image/n3ahqjgql/
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 10:49:51 AM »
Chuck Grassley pressing the FBI for spy-plane info
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/243789-grassley-presses-fbi-on-mysterious-surveillance-flights#.VW4kxBJ3hyM.twitter

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing the FBI for answers on mysterious surveillance flights the agency conducted in cities across the United States.

In a letter to FBI Director James Comey on Monday, Grassley asked about the legal authority, and the scope and purpose of the flights. He also wants to know what kind of technology the flights are carrying.

His request came only hours before an Associated Press report Tuesday morning detailed more than 100 such flights around the country in the past few weeks that can be traced back to fake companies set up to disguise the FBI's involvement.

"It?s not a secret that the FBI is operating in the skies above our nation?s cities and towns, but what?s unclear is precisely what the Bureau is doing and what legal framework is being used to guide its activity," Grassley wrote in his letter.

Read the letter - http://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/judiciary/upload/2015-06-01%20CEG%20to%20FBI%20%28Aerial%20Surveillance%29.pdf[/size]
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 12:57:51 PM »
Damage Control on CNN

Most important thing to take away is that THERE IS NO WARRANT!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLaLFgbRD3M[/youtube]


Somehow that doesn't seem to jive with the FBI's own rules for surveillance.
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 02:03:11 PM »
Watchful Eyes
by Michael Arnone. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 49, Issue 31; Apr 11, 2003

" A strange invader roamed the skies over Indiana University at Bloomington in February: a white, single-propeller Cessna 182 that circled for hours on end. The airplane buzzed the city for more than a week, at noon, in late evening, and after midnight. Watchers craned their necks in curiosity -- and apprehension. What was it doing up there?

The answer was simple, if bizarre. After first denying any connection to the flyovers, officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation confessed that they were using the plane to conduct visual surveillance of the campus as part of the fight against terrorism. They had identified no terrorist threat against the university, but the agency said it was watching specific individuals, vehicles, and businesses, particularly those that sent faxes or e-mail late at night. Agents had also interviewed several international students on the campus.

FBI activity has increased at colleges and universities since the September 11 attacks and the passage of the USA Patriot Act in 2001. Incidents like the one at Indiana are occurring with more and more frequency across the country, often with foreign students and scholars as the targets.

On February 26, agents from the FBI and other federal law- enforcement authorities stormed the University of Idaho, in Moscow. Dozens of agents swooped into the sleepy college town at 4:30 a.m. and raided the university's graduate-student housing. They arrested a Saudi graduate student with alleged terrorist ties and interrogated more than 20 other international students for more than four hours.

That same day, federal agents arrested an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Oswego and charged him with funneling millions of dollars to Iraq.

A week earlier, federal prosecutors indicted Sami Al-Arian, a computer-engineering professor at the University of South Florida accused of helping Palestinian terrorists. A University of Central Florida professor and former student of Mr. Al-Arian's was arrested on immigration charges a month later. (All the men have denied any wrongdoing.) And last December, an Iraqi-born economics professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was questioned by an FBI agent and a university detective about his loyalty to the United States."

...

http://chronicle.com/article/Watchful-Eyes/25158/
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 02:36:49 PM »
FBI spy-planes and NSA TREASUREMAP program

30-year NSA veteran and whistle-blower, William Binney, talks about how the FBi spy-planes may very well be connected to NSA illegal spying programs, specifically TREASUREMAP.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKkkToRv56s[/youtube]

What is TREASUREMAP?
TREASUREMAP leaked documents.

Could the FBI surveillance air-force be the "Geographical Layer" of TREASUREMAP? In the NSA slides, leaked by Edward Snowden, It appears as though the NSA's main mission in the TREASUREMAP program is the "Logical Network Layer," while also focusing on the "Physical Network" and "Geograhpical Layer."

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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2015, 04:46:36 PM »
FBI surveillance flights over Phoenix
http://www.12news.com/story/news/local/valley/2015/06/04/fbi-spy-planes-phoenix/28500301/

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A Phoenix aviation photographer may have captured photos of secret FBI spy planes at Deer Valley Airport.

Chris Kennedy posted photos of the two Cessna aircraft on Flickr. The registration records for the aircraft lead to two companies identified by the Associated Press as dummy corporations set up by the Department of Justice.

And the spy planes appear to still be flying.

All day Thursday, a Cessna aircraft was flying in circles over specific areas of the Valley. It spent more than an hour circling the area of 7th Street and Cave Creek Road, then continued on to circle the White Tank Mountains.
The flight path for a plane suspected of being an FBI

The aircraft went by the call sign JENA24, which is rumored to be used with FBI surveillance operations, and transmitted on the same frequency as many of the other suspected FBI planes.





Apparently, according to reporter William Pitts, the plane disappeared from radar while in flight and far from any airport. He speculated that it may have switched call signs.

A Plane at Deer Valley Airport has been photographed with an attached camera pod, which is registered to an alleged FBI cutout.
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2015, 11:35:43 PM »
Chaparral Air Group Coming Under Scrutiny
http://claycord.com/2013/11/07/helicopter-flying-above-claycord-on-thursday/

This little blip didn't really attract much attention when it was posted back in 2013, but it is coming under fire now, after recent revelations of the FBI's mass surveillance spy-plane fleet operating all across the country. The chopper, which a commenter identified as N540DB, is registered to a Chaparral Air Group in Grapevine, Texas. The commenter alleged that it was a DEA helicopter with a green top and black bottom. A photo of the aircraft, complete with what appears to be an attached camera pod, can be found here.



Chaparral was also spotted flying a Cessna in circles over Quincy in 2014. Source.
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2015, 12:04:50 AM »
The Quincy Planes

In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings (May 2013), several planes operated over Quincy, and other areas around Boston for weeks. Here is all the info on them I could scrape up.

- FOIA request and responsive documents relating to the Quincy airplane(s), confirming that they are being operated by Law Enforcement - https://web.archive.org/web/20141021221018/http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/defenseissues/quincyacftemails.pdf

- Here is a Facebook conversation on the planes - https://www.facebook.com/wcvb5/posts/10151594654144445
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Re: Breaking: FBI operating domestic 'spy-plane' air force
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2015, 06:58:00 PM »
Senators Introduce Bill to ground FBI Spy Planes
www.technewsworld.com/story/82182.html

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., on Wednesday introduced the Protecting Individuals From Mass Aerial Surveillance Act, which would require federal government agents to get a warrant before snooping from the sky.

There are some limits though:
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/17/bill-require-warrants-federal-aerial-surveillance/

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?This applies to federal agencies. To the extent that a state entity would fly a drone, this bill wouldn?t address it,? said ACLU spokesperson Neema Singh Guliani.

There is also an exemption area surrounding the borders of the country...
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?It is also important to note that there is a border carve-out exemption of 25 miles. For people who live within that 25 mile border zone, like Tuscon [or] San Diego, these protections wouldn?t apply.?

Here is the full text of the bill:
http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/dronebill.pdf
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