ScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2953 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?
FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1204 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2762 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.
Pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1254 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
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
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2567 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.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7290 posts, RR: 8 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2547 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.
ScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
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.
No, that isn't me, but I have a feeling I know who you are talking about
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.
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2311 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.