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Note: The other possible flight path of the Blackjacks would have the aircraft leave their base in SW Russia on October 28 and fly across the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Central America (via Nicaragua most likely), in order to reach the East Pacific Ocean and SW coast of North America. The Tu-160s would then re-cross Central America and the Caribbean Sea to reach Venezuela, which they would have skirted earlier. This is certainly possible but seems unlikely in view of the warplanes’ later trip to Managua on October 30. We propose the Siberia route, therefore, unless more official information becomes available.