BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1739 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:
Khobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1593 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?
Khobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1473 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.
Wn676 From Bosnia and Herzegovina, joined Jun 2005, 939 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1454 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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