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Air Force One In BUF Tuesday?  
User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

My contact out at KBUF just called me on my cell and said that he's been hearing quite a few rumors that Air Force One is supposed to be coming into BUF tomorrow morning. We're doing quite the research right now. Does anyone have any information about it?


Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
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User currently offlineAirplanePeanut From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Yes. The president is coming to Buffalo tommorow, so he probably will come in in AF1. Watch RNEWS in Rochester.



AirplanePeanut


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User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

If it is indeed Air Force One, it will be the first 747 to ever land in KBUF. I also don't get Rochester news down here.


Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Doesn't matter what he lands in, it could be a 747, 757 or a Cessna, as long as it is an Air Force airplane with the US President in it will be called Air Force One.

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

There really, really, really needs to be a frequently asked questions and frequent response board on this forum. I also have an extremely hard time to believe it's the first time a 747 has landed at BUF.

User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3175 times:



Its really to bad that the Prez cant find other states to visit like....Washington....Oregon....Montana....Wyoming....Idaho.

It seems AF 1 lands in the same 9 states time after time after time.....




Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

When slick Willy came into BUF a few years ago he flew in on the C-32 (757 AF designation) I wouldnt be surprised if Dubya did the same, then again.. he might want to make a texas style enterence.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Scott.. are you a UPS Ramp agent at BUF?...I think you emailed me the other day..sorry i didnt get back to you.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

I guess it's better to keep out of Flying Tigers tomorrow morning unless you want to get into trouble  Big grin

Does anyone know what time is he coming? My flight out of BUF is at 8 so maybe I'll see him.


User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Anyone who works for UPS is a friend of mine  Smile

Current UPS shipping load:

1 outbound
2 inbound

Not too much, some weeks I have 5 or more inbounds



Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlinePwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Rsmith6621a,

Well he's coming to Maine on Thursday for a lunch speech. He flies into Sanford Reg. Airport-KSFM on the 757 usually when he comes to Southern Maine. Quite a site for an airport which normally seens only piston props and an occasional bizjet


User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

So whose going to bite the bullet and head over to Flying Tigers with a camera? You don't think they'll be any secret service watching that fence line do you?!?

Anyway, it says in the paper he'll be speaking about the Patriot Act and it's importance....he is using Buffalo as a stop partly because of the "Lackawanna six" criminal case.

I fondly remember the AA DC-10 and Eastern L1011 days at BUF but I have never seen or heard of a 747 there. Back in the mid-70's My parents used to fly on charter 747's from Niagara Falls airport to Portugal and some other points in Europe. I see many of the pictures on A.Net and realize 747's use runways shorter than Buffalo's on a regular basis so it certainly can be done. I would bet on the 757 version of AF1 though.

Hopefully one of you guys can get some pictures.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

I was thinking of going there,but I'm sure the SS would have Flying Tigers all blocked off. Would be cool to be driving down the Thruway when it goes over.
I know when Cheney came to roc in the 757 , it was a mad cluster f&(ck! Cops everywhere!!!!!!!!



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

From WGRZ-TV Buffalo website:

"Tuesday morning at the airport, the President emerged from Air Force One at 9:06. The jet was a 747, which we're told was retro-fitted to land on a shorter runway."

By the way, another article also said the Prez was headed back to KBUF for departure by 11:00am...quick trip!

(FYI- the main runway at KBUF is 8,102')






User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

BTW,how do you retrofit a 742 to land on a shorter rw ?


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Hey Danny,

I got the boot from Flying Tigers within 30 seconds of getting out of the car. I've never seen so many cops in my life. But I ent up with a spot directly under the approach to runway 5, fucking amazing ('nuff said). I swear the plane came no more than 100 feet over my head. Awesome feeling.

KBUF737,

No, that isn't me, but I have a feeling I know who you are talking about  Big grin


Quote from FrequentFlyKid:

I also have an extremely hard time to believe it's the first time a 747 has landed at BUF.

Well now's a good time to start. And until today I didn't even know a 747 was certified to land here.



Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

A 747 lands at BUF and I have a test!!! what luck!!! ...well i hope ppl got some pics.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2735 times:

I found a video clip of the landing on the WKBW website. The initial landing is a bit grainy but still really cool to see. At about the 3 minute mark of the video you can see a closeup of the plane taxiing very fast past the main terminal. It took me a few minutes to figure it out what the plane did but from watching the video he landed on rwy 5, exited "B" taxiway in front of Flying Tigers and proceeded northeast to the end of the taxiway (instead of making a hard right and going back to the terminal like all planes normally do) , then he entered rwy 23 and backtracked down rwy 23 pretty fast. Too bad they don't have a video of the takeoff.

http://www.wkbw.com/morenews/morenews.asp#1


User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 2714 times:

A 747 lands at BUF and I have a test!!! what luck!!! ...well i hope ppl got some pics.

I did, but I have my doubts as to being a.net material due to the crappy weather this morning. And just for the go figure, the second I got into school the sun came out, but that's my luck.



Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
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