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#3151489 - 02/04/13 02:51 PM Air Force One
Vermin93
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Just got to see Air Force One take off from Minneapolis airport. The motorcade pulled up with black SUV's and cops everywhere. They boarded, fired up the plane, pulled out into the runway and took off. They had the whole runway to themselves. From the time the motorcade arrived to the time the plane was in the air took about 5 minutes. Pretty cool, even though I don't like the guy on the plane.

Here it is about to take off -



Edited by Vermin93 (02/04/13 02:56 PM)
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#3151537 - 02/04/13 03:49 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: Vermin93]
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I once got to circle the Atlanta airport on a flight for longer that it took to fly there in order for Air Force Two to land...

My brush with beltway politicians...not too exciting.

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#3151560 - 02/04/13 04:12 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: CBU93]
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 Originally Posted By: CBU93
I once got to circle the Atlanta airport on a flight for longer that it took to fly there in order for Air Force Two to land...

My brush with beltway politicians...not too exciting.


Same thing happened to me! We circled ATL for what felt like forever, only it was AF1.
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#3151607 - 02/04/13 04:44 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: AndyW]
Vermin93
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That almost happened to us today, but the pilot got on the intercom when we left Dallas and said we were going to fly faster than normal to try to beat the President to the runway. Mission accomplished. The Presidential motorcade showed up on the tarmac a few minutes after we arrived and deplaned at Minneapolis.
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#3151608 - 02/04/13 04:44 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: AndyW]
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did the plane have spinners wheels or DUBS.
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#3151618 - 02/04/13 04:49 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: huntintn]
Phil1979
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I saw Cheney land in Jackson Hole a couple times. Pretty neat.
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#3151643 - 02/04/13 05:05 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: huntintn]
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 Originally Posted By: huntintn
did the plane have spinners wheels or DUBS.
I wonder if the radio could be heard from in the airport.
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#3151650 - 02/04/13 05:08 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: randy]
Vermin93
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 Originally Posted By: randy
 Originally Posted By: huntintn
did the plane have spinners wheels or DUBS.
I wonder if the radio could be heard from in the airport.


Lol....I did not hear any bass thumping through the airport windows. However, I think I saw them load some golf clubs on the plane.
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#3151652 - 02/04/13 05:09 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: randy]
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The plane is going to be fitted with windmills on the wings so it can use green energy. ;\)
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#3151739 - 02/04/13 06:10 PM Re: Air Force One [Re: GRAMPS]
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Wish the Pilots would go on strike while in air
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