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Air Force One At Bush's Ranch  
User currently offlineYP6370 From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

When President Bush is in Crawford, TX which airport does Air Force One fly to?

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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

I believe Waco, Texas (ACT) or a nearby military instillation.

Around the Crawford ranch, there is a good amount of airspace closed (to GA) and it gets larger when W is in town.

JR FlyingTexan


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4275 times:

Yeah he will fly to Waco most of the time, he will then usually take a helicopter or his caravan to the ranch. my old psychology teachers husband works at the ranch in his S.S.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4087 times:
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Well, a ranch has livestock, which he doesn't own. It's actually a piece of land with a lot of cedar and weeds on it. So, it's really "Bush's Brush".

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Air force One flies into TSTC (Texas State Technical College), not KACT.

KCNW "http://www.airnav.com/airport/KCNW" target="_blank">

I have flown over and looked right down at AF 1.

Always, of course, with:

1. A filed flight plan;
2. A discrete transponder code; and
3. In constant communication with ATC.

[Edited 2003-02-12 00:53:53]

[Edited 2003-02-12 00:55:23]


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineJA54123 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

The Ranch is actually a working ranch with livestock. The cattle that are on it belong to the previous owner of the Prairie Chapel Ranch, as it is called. He leases the right to do that from the President. I have read accounts that George likes to drive his Ford F-250 around and look at the cows as well as go to his favorite hiking, swimming, and picnic spots. I am not sure of the actual acreage figure, but it is quite a large spread of land. As far as his plane, I think it lands at Waco Regional or that old airbase that is there. I have read that for security it is sometimes flown to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City while he is there and then it returns to pick him up when he is ready to head back to D.C. I think it is great to have another Texas President and that he has a nice place in the country is even better.

Jason



You wouldn't understand, it's a Texas Thang!
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Once I flew from AUS to CLL in a C172 and heard only 2 aircraft on the frequency; myself and AF1. Kinda cool as it was about midnight.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineErj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3978 times:

If he has livestock on the premises, then he can get an agricultural tax exemption in additional homestead exemption on his property taxes.

Read my lips, No New Taxes...Sound familiar?


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

It does come here to Tinker sometimes ( I posted this in the mil forum a few weeks ago, and there is a link to pictures)

I have also controlled the plane when it lands at Fort Hood, and Gray AAF on some rare occasions.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineShaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

It doesn't land at Waco Regional. I doubt it even has a runway long enough.

It flies into Texas State Technical College (TSTC) which used to be James Connelly (sp?) AFB

My uncle lives a few miles away and often sees it fly over. I've gone to visit, before, and have seen C-17s doing touch-and-goes. Yes, it was cool.


User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

Yes Lt-AWACS, here is the thread :

<http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/12125/4/>

And the link :

<http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=14964>

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Steph


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