UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Posted (3 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 2908 times:
With a large number of international delegations in town to see Obama and discuss nuclear agreements, I thought I'd start a thread listing which countries flew where and on what metal during their trips to D.C.
Please keep this aviation related and save any policy or political topics for non-aviation.
Anyone in the area know what's currently on the ground?
catiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2539 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2892 times:
It's been a few years since I lived in DC, but I would imagine everyone who has flown their own airplane there has flown into Andrews. You may have the one off head of state who flew commercially into IAD, or through JFK or another hub into DCA.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
CNN has an amazing live stream of Andrews showing all of the live arrivals. It's amazing. They roll in, do the cermonial thing, and once the person is off the field, they move the aircraft out of the way asap to let the next aircraft in. Czech Air Force A319 just rolled in.
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3281 posts, RR: 14 Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
I wonder if the lady on the phone knows her conversation is being streamed live online. Her shoulder's peeling because of her sunburn. Oh, and on Easter Sunday she ate so much she should have gotten her stomach stapled.
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UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
Also, for those of you joining the feed throughout the morning, if it is down, they've been stopping the feed when there is a long break between arrivals. If you refresh every now and again, it comes back up.
Quoting rjpieces (Reply 15): I wonder what route they are taking from ADW into the city...The best/easiest is probably onto the Beltway, then North on I-295...This also avoids foreign leaders seeing a not-so-nice part of DC!
Whatever way it is, it's locked down.
Before they were streaming this, they were showing the motorcade from the view of the roof of the last car from the White House to the convention center. There were no sirens or motorcycles blocking traffic. There were army transport trucks blocking every intersection with cops on ever corner. Almost thought the video stream was muted.