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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

For those of you in the PHX area...look for a Kalitta Air 747-200 arrriving tomorrow morning and departing early afternoon.

Also, look for President Obama to arrive on AF1 sometime in the A.M.

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User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Does anyone have a more exact time for when AF1 is going to arrive? Would like to head down and see if I can get a few pictures.

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2250 times:



Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 1):
Does anyone have a more exact time for when AF1 is going to arrive? Would like to head down and see if I can get a few pictures.

According to this article- around 5:15 pm Tuesday.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...6/20090216stim-obamavisit0216.html



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User currently offlineBristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Dang it! I was on the way to Sky Harbor at about 4.30 expecting a 5.15 arrival and it landed early - I wasn't able to get there in time. Hopeful;y I'll see it leaving tomorrow.


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User currently offlineKPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Anybody catch the C-17 landing? I saw it parked over by the western Air Cargo area.

User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

I went to PHX today to see him leave. Firstly I went to the cell phone lot, place was crawling with cops who weren't very helpful to someone wanting to snap some pics. So I went to the north side (nr the Left Seat Cafe) and got this one on my video camera:

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User currently offlineWn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1032 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

My lousy cell phone pic of the landing yesterday:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k213/strangiatotheme/0217091636.jpg



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User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1781 times:



Quoting Wn676 (Reply 6):
My lousy cell phone pic of the landing yesterday:

Where did you get that one from?



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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1767 times:



Quoting Wn676 (Reply 6):
My lousy cell phone pic of the landing yesterday:

That looks like it landed from the East - yes??? It should have flown over my house, unless it came in closer to the airport (they sometimes do that). I was hoping to get some pics and...nada.

BTW, I posted about a plane I saw and heard Monday night. It was big but it also made a loud whining noise, unusual for this area. It was suggested it might have been a C-5A. I know it wasn't a C-17 - not big enough and not noisy enough. Flightaware showed no matching landings for the time - about 9:00PM Monday.

So did anyone see a C-5 at KPHX the past few days?


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

I heard a "buzzsaw" overhead about 3:30 yesterday, but by the time I saw it I couldn't see if it was a C-17 or C-5, too high and far. I did not catch the one at 9PM.


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User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1660 times:



Quoting Khobar (Reply 8):
So did anyone see a C-5 at KPHX the past few days?

I'm not great on military planes but there was a big plane (possible C-5) parked up just south of the west cell phone lot - about where that 747 has been parked recently. It carries the Prez's limo.



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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1647 times:



Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 10):
I'm not great on military planes but there was a big plane (possible C-5) parked up just south of the west cell phone lot - about where that 747 has been parked recently. It carries the Prez's limo.

Thank you for the extra info. I know they send in a plane before hand so they are ready for the prez where ever he goes, but at that time I thought he was arriving Wednesday, not Tuesday. So I wasn't expecting his supply planes to land Monday night. However, he did arrive Tuesday, so it makes sense his supply planes arrived Monday.

I'm almost certain now that it was a C-5. I just wish I had confirmation.

A C-17 arrived Wednesday afternoon - it flew over the house. Completely different sound, but I have to wonder - why the C-17 after the pres was already here? Coincidence?

BTW, nice shot of AF1, especially for a cell phone.


User currently offlineWn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1032 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting Khobar (Reply 8):
That looks like it landed from the East - yes??? It should have flown over my house, unless it came in closer to the airport (they sometimes do that). I was hoping to get some pics and...nada.

Yeah it was from the east, looked like it was vectored in like any other BUNTR / EAGUL arrival.

Quoting Khobar (Reply 11):
I'm almost certain now that it was a C-5. I just wish I had confirmation.


There was a C-5 parked at West Cargo yesterday.

Did anyone see the 747 that took off about an hour before AF1 left? I got a look directly up at it, while I was driving, so I couldn't tell who's it was, maybe a Kalitta bird? Looked like it came off of 7L.

[Edited 2009-02-19 10:08:50]


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