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Topic: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: JamesAg96
Posted 2002-10-24 20:39:57 and read 2407 times.

My brother heard him speak at the Presidential Library today, candy-ass questions from what I was told.....but what I want to know is if anybody might know how he got here......

Thanks,

J

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: AA61hvy
Posted 2002-10-24 21:35:40 and read 2316 times.

dang, would they use the 744? first tony blair and the 777 and now this. i love it when big planes go in small airports.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: JamesAg96
Posted 2002-10-24 21:36:11 and read 2316 times.

Any idea? Fry.....Bueller?

J

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: JamesAg96
Posted 2002-10-24 21:39:02 and read 2303 times.

That would be nice if they had, would really enjoy seeing some pictures of it...but there has been little mention of it here in the press. Totally unlike all of the hullabaloo that preceded Tony Blair....

J

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jtamu97
Posted 2002-10-24 22:04:00 and read 2295 times.

Do not know what they used, but I was working at A&M when the library was dedicated. Air Force One did a trial landing to see how it would work. Awesome sight however they ended up at Ellington field. Also, they brought in 2 C-5A's. Never thought those planes would fit as well. Hopefully they did bring in a 744 though, I will see what I can find out.

Jay

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2002-10-24 22:11:14 and read 2290 times.

Jtamu97,

Jay, how did that "trial landing" go?

JamesAg96,

Can you send me a private email at ppsel@aol.com so I can send you some information you may be interested in?

Here's what's going on at EASTERWOOD FIELD right now:

Planned Arrivals (Not Yet Enroute) (4 aircraft)


Aircraft Type Orig Owner Arrival Time (est)
EGF545 SF34 DFW AMR AMERICAN EAGLE, INC. (DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TX) 2040Z
N734BS C172 AXH BOWDEN JOY R 2106Z
N623PM C650 HOU CB TRANSPORT INC 2043Z
BTA3676 AT43 IAH BRITT AIRWAYS, INC., D/B/A CONTINENTAL EXPRESS/ AIR MIKE EXPRESS (HOUSTON, TX) 2121Z

Planned Departures (3 aircraft)


Aircraft Type Dest Owner Departure Time (est)
N848C BE40 COU TITAN RESOURCES I INC 2020Z
N623PM C650 HOU CB TRANSPORT INC 2030Z
N734BS C172 AXH BOWDEN JOY R 2100Z


Departed (6 aircraft)
Aircraft Type Dest Dist Calc ETA Plnd ETA
N842CB C550 MLU MONROE REGIONAL (MONROE, LA) 241.85 NM 2004Z 2015Z


Registered Owner: LOUISIANA AIRCRAFT LLC
N973M F900 PWK PALWAUKEE MUNI (CHICAGO/PROSPECT HGTS/WHEE, IL) 538.47 NM 2052Z 2011Z
Registered Owner: MOTOROLA INC
(blocked) GLF5 TEB TETERBORO (TETERBORO, NJ) 716.77 NM 2120Z 2143Z
Registered Owner: AOL TIME WARNER INC
(blocked) GLF5 BDR IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (BRIDGEPORT, CT) 615.55 NM 2124Z 2054Z
Registered Owner: WELLS FARGO BANK NORTHWEST NA TRUSTEE
(blocked) C750 SDL SCOTTSDALE (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) 240.52 NM 2125Z 2212Z
Registered Owner: SCB ENTERPRISES INC
(blocked) CL60 BUR BURBANK-GLENDALE-PASADENA (BURBANK, CA) 554.47 NM 2157Z 2158Z
Registered Owner: EARTH STAR INC


Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jtamu97
Posted 2002-10-24 22:18:29 and read 2281 times.

JHooper...IT WAS AWESOME!!! It went just fine, takeoff and landing. They just decided on going into Ellington for security reasons from what I heard. The C 5's were a site to see as well, especially on takeoff...Just FYI DC-10's used to fly in pretty regular during football season as charters.

Jay

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2002-10-24 22:24:27 and read 2274 times.

So, George W Bush uses Ellington Field normally when he goes to his ranch, then? I'm guessing the President of China's plane will use whatever Air Force 1 uses.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jtamu97
Posted 2002-10-24 22:30:25 and read 2269 times.

Well I do not know which one they use for the ranch. Perhaps San Antonio or Austin somewhere..At the time, Clinton was President so I am thinking he did not want to land in College Station with all the Aggie Republicans  Smile~!

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: IAH_EWR
Posted 2002-10-24 22:33:29 and read 2266 times.

He flew into Ellington Field in Houston on a 744 I believe.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: JamesAg96
Posted 2002-10-24 23:22:36 and read 2243 times.

Thanks for the info guys.....I think when Bush heads to the ranch he uses Waco for his landing point.

I haven't seen it in a long time, but I remember several years ago, there were times when I was on West Campus that Heavies would practice TO/L often. Heard they were training out of TSTC in Waco. Not sure though. But it was fun to watch the DC-10's line up at Easterwood and then power out of there.

J

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2002-10-25 00:11:16 and read 2232 times.

Did the AF1 747 make a full stop or a touch and go?

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Flyguy1
Posted 2002-10-25 04:18:03 and read 2193 times.

Wonder if he is a longhorn fan?

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jtamu97
Posted 2002-10-25 04:23:51 and read 2189 times.

AF 1 at CLL made a full stop. The tail was like a shark going down the runway as it was easy to see from West campus. I stood outside the library lots for my job and watched planes all the time. And James you are right, I forgot about TSTC.

Jay

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2002-10-25 06:44:07 and read 2171 times.

Jtamu97,

If a 747 had been into CLL before, then why did they say that the BA 777 carrying Tony Blair a few months ago was the largest aircraft that had ever been there?

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: B757300
Posted 2002-10-25 08:10:35 and read 2153 times.

Jhooper, just remember who we're talking about. CLL's administration aren't the brightest bulbs on the A&M payroll.

I know when then Pres. George Bush came here in either 1988 or 1989 to speak @ graduation, he flew in on the VC-137. I even have a picture of it hanging in my room. First aviation picture I ever took. You can see the current terminal in the background still under construction. They also had a C-5 here for that, bringing in all the security personal and I believe the Presidential Limo. As for when the Presidential Library was opened, I don't think Clinton's VC-25 came here. It would have been on the news that day but I never saw it mentioned.

Col. Happ said that the only large aircraft that CLL couldn't handle would be a fully loaded C-141B Starlifter. It doesn't spread its weight out enough and would probably damage the runway. A C-5, 747, 777, and even the AN-124 could land here because they have better weight distribution.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jtamu97
Posted 2002-10-25 17:05:57 and read 2128 times.

Jhooper,
I have no clue! I agree with B757, that the admin. may just be out on a cloud. Who knows..I am not big into military aircraft, but it seems that a C5 is bigger than a 777 or does it just appear that way??

And B757..CLinton came via Helicopter from Elington, but did have the C5 carrying the limo and other gear.

Later,
Jay

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2002-10-25 22:02:55 and read 2093 times.

Jtamu97,

Yea, the C-5 is definitely bigger than the 777. Oh, by the way, an American Airlines 757 is on it's way into CLL right now!

FlightID: AAL9418 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Company: AMERICAN AIRLINES INC.
Country: UNITED STATES
Radio Call: AMERICAN
Ground Spd: 434 kts (Assigned: 0460)
Altitude: 370(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: )
Type: B752 (Boeing Company Model 757-200)
Origin Apt: LNK LINCOLN MUNI
Dest Apt: CLL EASTERWOOD FIELD
Departed: 930Z ETA: 2114Z
Distance Fm: 117.26 NM To Dest: 504.06 NM

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: B757300
Posted 2002-10-26 02:11:36 and read 2082 times.

Ah heck. To late in the day for pictures plus this continual rain we've had for a week sucks. Maybe next week with Oklahoma or when the Aggies fly to OSU.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Maiznblu_757
Posted 2002-10-26 02:14:48 and read 2071 times.

I think that Bush used Lackland AFB when he goes to the Ranch. I saw him land there in June.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Clipper471
Posted 2002-10-26 07:05:59 and read 2028 times.

Maiznblu_757, Lackland AFB is in San Antonio. If bush was going to his ranch, near Waco, then he wouldn't be flying into Lackland. Possibly Lackland was one of his campaign stops to raise millions from suckers.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Maiznblu_757
Posted 2002-10-26 09:41:24 and read 2016 times.

In June, it said on the local news in SAT that he was going to his ranch... Thats all I know.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Clipper471
Posted 2002-10-26 13:46:33 and read 2009 times.

Well, it's 190 miles from San Antonio to Crawford and 24 miles from Waco to Crawford. Maybe he left AF1 here and boarded another aircraft to go to Waco? Certainly he didn't take "Automobile Force One". Even Austin is closer... 120 miles from Crawford.

I don't remember him visiting here in June anyway. August he was here. But, June?

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Maiznblu_757
Posted 2002-10-27 07:00:06 and read 1959 times.

Yes, he was at Lackland in June, I saw him fly over as I was driving by. The next day the C17 departed. They had something about it on the San Antonio news.
I know what I saw.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2002-10-27 07:56:28 and read 1947 times.

He very well may have been in San Antonio for one reason or another, but I doubt he flew into there for the purpose of visiting his Crawford Ranch.

Topic: RE: President Of China In College Station, Texas
Username: 9A-CRO
Posted 2002-10-27 09:18:30 and read 1934 times.

This aircraft is frequently used as chines Air Force One
I caught it arriving to Zagreb

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