http://news.aol.com/article/planes-manhattan/447862 Well, technically not Air Force One, since you-know-who was not on board, but a Defense Department 747/VC-25, the same used to fly the President. The flyover by the 747, plus an accompanying F-16 escort, occured around 10am this morning over Manhattan, near the World Trade Center site; prompting a brief panic on the ground. Many offices workers panciked and fled from their buildings, fearing a repeat of 9/11. A US Air Force spokeswoman called the flyover part of an "aerial photo mission." Although the FAA says it notified city law enforcement, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is furious that he was not informed by the NYPD or a second unnamed agency, and says he would have tried to stop it if he had known. Sen. Charles Schumer strongly criticized the FAA for the incident, saying "This was a photo shoot. There was no need for surprise," Schumer said. "There was no need to scare thousands of New Yorkers who still have the vivid memory of 9/11." White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said he had no information on the flying photo op. A 747 flyover at the World Trade Center site? Who's mind-numbingly stupid idea was that? From the article, it appears that the only agencies involved were the USAF and FAA. Yeah, great publicity move, guys!