Potomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
i believe that when he is coming from dc and returning there, marine 1 is usually how he goes. this, given the fact that he can go straight from WH right into a manhattan heliport, rather than taking the helo from the WH to andrews afb, then AF1 from andrews to a ny airport, then drive in or take another helo and repeat the process on the way back.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16857 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2861 times:
On September 15th (or 14th?) 2001 when President Bush went to NYC to meet with victims families and ralley the recovery workers at the World Trade Center he flew on AF1 to McGuire AFB New Jersey, where he was greeted by Mayor Giulianni and Governor Pataki. From there they took several helicopters to Manhattan heliport, he did this on a couple ocassions after 9-11 when visiting NY.
However now I think he will fly to JFK and Helio over, over the years I have seen Marine 1 and it's escorts fly very low over my House in Central Jersey the day before the President (either Clinton or Bush) were set to arrive in NYC.
Yesterday I heard "several" loud Helios flying over my house, however because of the bad weather I did not get a look but no doubt it was Marine 1, a second Marine 1 (decoy?) and two-three Chinoks as I've seen on several other occasions.