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Beech Nose Gear Collapse  
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 8 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

I have not found this on the forum, but Cnn was showing a blue and white beech from Act to Dallas landing and the nose gear collapsed.. It seems to fly this route daily but is registered to the government n-20. Is this the former President commuteing as he has homes in both areas.

It does appear to have been circleing for a while.. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N20

i can see for 80 miles
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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2426 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

Nope that was an FAA "Flight Check" aircraft most likely testing and certifying navigation and approach equipment.

Any aircraft with a very low, all-numeric N-number is an FAA aircraft. I think Everything N1 to N99 is regiestered or reserved by the FAA, with few exceptions. And possibly into the hundreds as well.

I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

The FAA owns a lot of aircraft including these BE90's. They are used to test instrument approaches and navaids to see if the tolerances are within limits. This would explain the circling on the flight path.

To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6587 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Definitely not presidential....

N1-N199 are reserved exclusively for use by the FAA themselves  

Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

I've actually seen this aircraft while I was doing TNG at AFW several times.

A completely normal FAA aircraft. Definitely not for former President Bush. Besides his Dallas home is less than 5 miles from DAL. It would be near an hour extra for him to use AFW for a trip to the ranch.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 hours ago) and read 2731 times:


Video of the landing from WFAA in Dallas. Watch the nose gear swing back when it first touches the ground.

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