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User currently offlinedwalden From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7624 times:

President Obama is scheduled to land in Reno, NV sometime tomorrow morning. I've been trying to find when AF1 will be landing, but there is no official schedule:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/complete/2011-04-21

Anyone have tips on getting the schedule for AF1, or is it pretty much classified if they don't want the public to know?

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User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7617 times:
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There is never an official schedule for AF1. The only clue is usually checking TFRs. In your case for Reno there is a TFR between 1800 and 2100 UTC meaning he will probably arrive and depart within that window

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_7727.html


User currently offlinejohnkrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7587 times:
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When he visits Europe you can usually read the NOTAM as the airspace is closed prior to arrival. Would guess it's the same in the US, that will give you a window of an hour or less.


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User currently offlinehrtsfldhomeboy From Djibouti, joined Oct 2007, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7449 times:

I was told that taking pictures of AF1 was illegal. The police told me I couldn't and needed to leave because AF1 was approaching soon. So, be careful.

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2409 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

Quoting hrtsfldhomeboy (Reply 3):
I was told that taking pictures of AF1 was illegal.

I don't know where you were trying to photograph from, but it certainly is not illegal to take pictures of Air Force 1 here in the United States.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Kennedy-Airport/JM2011040682-8000002/1242655747_Beqb3-L.jpg

I've photographed it close to a dozen times that POTUS has visited NYC and never had any issues. As long as you are in a publicly accessible place, there should be no problems. You may have eyes on you (not all seen by you...) but you are free to photograph it all you like.



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User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

I'd like to see someone try to stop me from taking pictures of 28000 and 29000 from the back deck of my house when they come to PHL. I live just to the side of the approach to 27R and have gotten them twice already. That would be hilarious.

User currently offlinedwalden From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7344 times:

Hey guys....thanks for your help. Here are some of what I was able to get yesterday:









User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2409 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7309 times:

Very nice! I love the shots with the mountains in the background.


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User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7178 times:

Quoting hrtsfldhomeboy (Reply 3):
I was told that taking pictures of AF1 was illegal. The police told me I couldn't and needed to leave because AF1 was approaching soon. So, be careful.

It is funny , but me and other spotter at OHare were stopped by Schiller Pk (village near to ORD) police officer and he explained us how to get closer to the AF1 standing area and take some pictures... Here , in US , alien presidents are more important than US president - I experienced that already when Chinese presidential aircraft visited Chicago.



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User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

Heads up ORD spotters. Tomorrow Air Force One between 10.30 - 11 am propably on 9R as last time (if the arrival pattern will not change if so it can be on 32R - then will be traffic hold because aircraft has to cross two pararell glideslopes).
Departure around 3pm. Only weather is not clear...



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User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 849 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

According to the local news here, President Obama is going to attend the shuttle launch this week, is anyone aware of which airport he will be flying into?

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