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User currently offlineb764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 753 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 11117 times:

This weekend is the NATO Summit in Chicago. I'm assuming most dignitaries will be using ORD for arrivals/depatures as they've warned of temporary closings of the Kennedy Expressway into downtown due to motorcades. I'm sure for security reasons it's hard to find out when the heads of state are arriving. However, I'm going to pose the question anyway. Anyone heard whether Friday or Saturday will be the day of arrival. This event should bring in very rare movements for this airport. I did hear that AF1 should be arriving Saturday. Unknown time of arrival. Also, here is a list of those invited to the Summit. Feel free to add a picture of the respective Government aircraft:

ALBANIA
Mr. Bamir Topi, President of Albania ›
Mr. Sali Berisha, Prime Minister of Albania ›

ARMENIA
Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia ›

AUSTRALIA
Ms. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia ›

AUSTRIA
Mr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria ›

AZERBAIJAN
Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan ›

BAHRAIN
HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain ›

BELGIUM
Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium ›

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Misters Bakir Izetbegovic, Zeljko Komsic, & Nebojsa Radmanovic, Presidency of Bosnia & Herzegovina ›

BULGARIA
Mr. Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria ›
Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria ›

CANADA
Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada ›

CROATIA
Mr. Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia ›
Mr. Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister of Croatia ›

CZECH REPUBLIC
Mr. Petr Necas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic ›
Mr. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic ›

DENMARK
Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark ›

EL SALVADOR
Mr. Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador ›

ESTONIA
Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia ›

EUROPEAN UNION
Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council ›

FINLAND
Mr. Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland ›

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA*
Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ›

FRANCE
Mr. François Hollande, President of France ›

GEORGIA
Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia ›

GERMANY
Ms. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany ›

GREECE
Mr. Lucas Papademos, Prime Minister of Greece ›

HUNGARY
Mr. Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary ›

ICELAND
Ms. Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland ›

IRELAND
Mr. Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland ›

ITALY
Mr. Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy ›

JAPAN
Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan ›

JORDAN
H.E. Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan ›

LATVIA
Mr. Andris Berzins, President of Latvia ›
Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia ›

LITHUANIA
Mr. Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania ›
Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania ›

LUXEMBOURG
Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg ›

MALAYSIA
Mr. Mohamed Najib bin Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia ›

MONGOLIA
Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia, President of Mongolia ›

MONTENEGRO
Mr. Igor Luksic, Prime Minister of Montenegro ›

NEW ZEALAND
Mr. John Phillip Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand ›

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)
Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO ›

NORWAY
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway ›

POLAND
Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland ›
Mr. Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland ›

PORTUGAL
Mr. Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal ›

REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Mr. Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea ›

ROMANIA
Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania ›

SINGAPORE
Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore ›

SLOVAKIA
Mr. Ivan Gasparovic, President of Slovakia ›

SLOVENIA
Mr. Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of Slovenia ›

SPAIN
Mr. Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain ›

SWEDEN
Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden ›

THE NETHERLANDS
Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands ›

TONGA
Mr. Lord Tu’ivakano, Prime Minister of Tonga ›

TURKEY
Mr. Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey ›

UKRAINE
Mr. Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine ›

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates ›

UNITED KINGDOM
Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ›

UNITED NATIONS
Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations ›

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America ›

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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11055 times:

Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
ROMANIA
Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania ›


I presume Basescu will arrive using YR-LCB (ex. Tarom airlines). I acctually flew on this aircraft 4 times before it was converted to be Romanian version of "Air Force One".


User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 10918 times:

Pakistan also said that they were coming to the summit


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10395 times:
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Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 2):
Pakistan also said that they were coming to the summit

Anybody know what long range aircraft Pakistan has in their Air Force? Will they use PIA's aircraft to fly to ORD? I can see some dignitaries bring business jets like the Falcon and the BBJ while some others use widebody aircraft. I have an idea of what some will bring but others may depend on availability.



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User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10317 times:

Living in downtown should be very interesting this week. I live in the Gold Coast/Lincoln Park area and we don't expect any problems here. As I understand it, the Kennedy should only close for the President of Afganistan and Obama. Although he usually comes in by helicopter after arriving. Wonder if he'll stay at his home on the south side. Security is in full force and troops and other city police are coming in. Protest have already begun. Since I was in catering/inflight for most of years at Eastern, I imagine the catering companies tearing their hair out with all the ethnic foods they will have to come up with. I imagine that things and food stuff in cans and containers will come in the belly and moved up for the return. But dish washing and preparation has got to be secured. Most companies have told their folks to stay home Monday. I wonder too, how many of the people coming in will be commercial? The line up of parked aircraft should be quite interesting. Hope some pictures come out.

User currently offlineairfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10209 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
I wonder too, how many of the people coming in will be commercial? The line up of parked aircraft should be quite interesting. Hope some pictures come out.

I agree. If I have time I may have to drive over to ORD this weekend to see for myself. Although I'm not sure if anyone will spot this aircraft sitting out in the open  You Tube Surveillance Drone near Chicago?

Now I haven't seen any drones overhead in the western suburbs, but I have seen one or two military helicopters (Blackhawks?) around. Needless to say it is going to be quite an interesting weekend around here!



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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10176 times:

Quoting airfinair (Reply 5):
Now I haven't seen any drones overhead in the western suburbs, but I have seen one or two military helicopters (Blackhawks?) around. Needless to say it is going to be quite an interesting weekend around here!

I haven't seen any drones yet, but while I was flying down by Chicagoland speedway today, there was a USCG helicopter at Lewis doing take offs and landings (which I haven't seen before, once in awhile we get Blackhawks but never the Coast Guard), and I was buzzed by two C-17s



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User currently offlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10055 times:

I live overlooking the Ohio St. exit of 94 (west) also with east to downtown and the lake. There have been many military helicopters fly over the city today. It would be great to get a schedule of arrivals for the various heads of delegations.


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User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1243 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9919 times:

Did I misread that it was moved from Chicago to Camp David this year?...

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9892 times:
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I expect a few dignitaries, such as Harper and Cameron, will arrive on AF1 with Obama...

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
I wonder too, how many of the people coming in will be commercial?

Not a lot of the ones also attending the G8. They could fly commercial to IAD, but I can't imagine many dignitaries will suffer through the indignity of domestic first class... Anyway, as I said, I bet some end up on AF1 in a grand "aren't we all friends" gesture.

Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 8):
Did I misread that it was moved from Chicago to Camp David this year?

Yes, you misread. The G8 is meeting at Camp David on May 18 and 19. The NATO Summit is in Chicago on May 20 and 21.



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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9724 times:

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 3):
Anybody know what long range aircraft Pakistan has in their Air Force? Will they use PIA's aircraft to fly to ORD?

Pakistan have a VIP A310 in their Air Force (J-757), it was at LHR within the last 10 days. They also have a G450 and a G4, but I would expect the A310 to be used.

[Edited 2012-05-17 04:27:08]


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User currently offlinedelta2ual From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9699 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
I live in the Gold Coast/Lincoln Park area

We're neighbors; I work in the Loop though, and they've already told us to stay home on Monday. Two 3-day weekends in a row! I'm really excited for Chicago but a little nervous at the same time. I'm so glad I'm not using ORD on Saturday, I'm sure it will be a mess.



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9550 times:

Quoting delta2ual (Reply 11):
We're neighbors; I work in the Loop though, and they've already told us to stay home on Monday. Two 3-day weekends in a row! I'm really excited for Chicago but a little nervous at the same time. I'm so glad I'm not using ORD on Saturday, I'm sure it will be a mess.

Also neighbors, Old Town Triangle, I work from home but my wife who works in the Loop will be also working from home on Fri and Mon...

Quoting airfinair (Reply 5):
I agree. If I have time I may have to drive over to ORD this weekend to see for myself. Although I'm not sure if anyone will spot this aircraft sitting out in the open You Tube Surveillance Drone near Chicago?

I will be looking for drones now, in addition to the crop dusting being done by military aircraft over cities...


User currently offlinekngkyle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 404 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9492 times:
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Blackhawk helicopters flying low along the Chicago river:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=L4llNSQLgo4


User currently offlineZBA2CGX From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

Definitely, going to be a mess at ORD. The overhead signs on the Kennedy starting stating this week "expect, multiple closures and delays". If I were flying out of there this weekend, get there early or take the Blue line.
I'm looking forward to sitting on the roof of the condo and watch all the military aviation fly overhead.


User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9440 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 12):
I will be looking for drones now, in addition to the crop dusting being done by military aircraft over cities...

Fox Chicago posted on their website a video of a drone flying over Elgin. The video was reportedly recorded on Sunday.



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User currently offlinenorthstardc4m From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3024 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9412 times:
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Having lived through Toronto's edition of the G20... be faaaaar away is all I can recommend for that week.


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User currently offlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6474 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9405 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 6):
and I was buzzed by two C-17s

Really, you were buzzed by two C-17's. Must have been very exciting.


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9357 times:
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Quoting ZBA2CGX (Reply 14):
Definitely, going to be a mess at ORD. The overhead signs on the Kennedy starting stating this week "expect, multiple closures and delays". If I were flying out of there this weekend, get there early or take the Blue line.
I'm looking forward to sitting on the roof of the condo and watch all the military aviation fly overhead.

I am looking forward to see some of them land and takeoff. Anyone going to be spotting near the airport?



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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9330 times:

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 17):
Really, you were buzzed by two C-17's. Must have been very exciting.

It was, they were both on approach to ORD and we were down at 3000 so they were maybe 1500 ft above us

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 16):
be faaaaar away is all I can recommend for that week.

So I've heard, a local radio station had the ground floor of the building they're in "occupied"

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 18):
Anyone going to be spotting near the airport?

If I knew a place I would, but I have no idea where I could and not get in trouble, except maybe my friends house which lies two miles out on the runway ten approach. But I would love to find a place closer



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User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1676 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9254 times:

Quoting delta2ual (Reply 11):
We're neighbors
Quoting United787 (Reply 12):
Also

You guys are lucky. We are "business as usual" in Willis, no permission to work from home in my department. I guess that 1-2 blocks from the protest is deemed to be enough separation  


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3042 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8865 times:

I wonder how MDW and ORD traffic are going to be affected on Sunday and Monday since there will a no-fly zone around Chicago that will be patrolled by F16s. I assume this will affect private aviation more instead of commercial. I have to fly back in Sunday night.

User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8680 times:

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 21):
I wonder how MDW and ORD traffic are going to be affected on Sunday and Monday since there will a no-fly zone around Chicago that will be patrolled by F16s.

It shouldn't affect either. It's intended to keep the general aviation out, theres a ten mile one around the center of the city that the Secret Service has stated if you cross you will be shot down, no questions asked, and no warning given, and there's a 30 mile one that you'll get intercepted if you break.

Today NORAD is supposedly going to be conducting exercises over the city between 0900 and 1100 local, any idea where they're bringing the jets in from?



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User currently offlineBralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8645 times:

Belgium:

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However there's a possibility that our prime minister fetch a ride with N117UA currently waiting in EBMB for a NATO flight from BRU to ORD.


User currently offlineBralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8149 times:

Flight BAF630 with the above mentioned Airbus A330-300 from the Belgian Airforce is en route to ORD. The flight isn't showing on Flightaware so there's a chance that the flight is being blocked from tracking.

25 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : FRANCE Mr. François Hollande, President of France › The French president is travelling on former "Sarko-Force One" A-330 registration F-RARF http:/
26 swafa : I'm in Oak Park, due west of down town Chicago. Lots of helicopter traffic through the vfr corridor that runs east-west right over head. Chinooks, Bla
27 bthebest : Didn't know there were any Lynx in the US!?
28 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Looks like they are also flying surveillance drones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzrS0BVJynM
29 Post contains images Devilfish : Plenty of exotic birds to spot...if one is lucky enough to get the chance. Based on the OP's list, these are the aircraft that one might expect to see
30 Post contains images speedbird9 : according to a politcal editor from the sun( yes i know but bear with me) Prime Minister David Cameron flew Business Class or Upper Class with Virgin
31 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : When PM Cameron flew down here to the G-20 summit in Cannes his plane was a BAE-145. If I remember properly, it was one of the RAF's birds. Little BAE
32 iFlyLOTs : Does anyone know what time AF1 is supposed to be arriving? or is it already here?
33 Post contains images Treg : Don't have too high hopes to see Estonian Air on that side of Atlantic Estonian delegation always flys commercial. In case of ORD it is most likely SK
34 luckyone : I live in Lakeview and happened to be home on Wednesday afternoon as a four or five Blackhawks accompanied by a Chinook flew at my window level. It t
35 Revelation : I have seen USCG used to enforce the outer bands of the no-fly zones that get NOTAM'd when POTUS comes to town. Was sitting around the airport watchi
36 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : They dispatch a lot of these VIPs unknown on different commercial flights at random. I remember they dispatched the Prime Minister of Singapore on Luf
37 ripcordd : Belgium flew in the 330 today it was parked on the runway with a Turkish A330 as well a France A310 and A319-320 unk from whom....And flying in and ou
38 Post contains links ChiGB1973 : A slight glitch for Ms. Gillard. http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.com...ksdown-her-way-nato-summit-chicago M
39 bthebest : Thanks for the link. Not sure whether the picture show the actual aircraft as its not one of the RAAF 737 BBJs, which she would be expected to use. 7
40 Post contains links bthebest : Afgahn President Karzai arrived on Friday on a USAF VIP transport, possibly a C-32. Don't know if this took him from Afghanistan or picked him up in B
41 b764 : Can you provide location on the field?
42 Post contains links sailas : Id imagine the president of Finland would arrive in a normal AY A330/a340 to either JFK or ORD. Another aircraft the government could use: http://www.
43 LFutia : I saw it fly overhead as I was driving to Gurnee (50kms North) for work this morning at 0915. Leo/ORD
44 Post contains images Paul787 : Hello Everybody... I managed to take some pictures at work today... Airbus A330-322 / CS-TMT Airbus A340-313 / 1602 Boeing 767-35D/ER / SP-LPA *I don'
45 Post contains links bthebest : Some great pics there. As the two JASDF 744s have been spotted at LHR for the Emperor's travel to the QE2 Jubilee Lunch, I think we could expect the P
46 Revelation : Well done, Paul!
47 csturdiv : Nice catch Paul of OM-BYO, I would've loved to see that. Do you know where they are parking?
48 Paul787 : Most of them were parked in the South Cargo Ramp area (on taxiways), and some parked on the north side where the second tower is at.
49 blueflyer : Funny story. Mr Di Rupo wasn't on the A330 with the rest of the Belgian delegation. He has a bad back, so bad that he needed to fly UA on the same da
50 _AA_777_MAN : They are actually parked on the completed part of one of the unfinished new runways. The Czech Republic sent 2 air force A319s. A good spot to see th
51 Post contains links Bralo20 : Well that's indeed the official story... The governmental A333 from BAF doesn't have flat bad business seats (they do have decent recliners in busine
52 MadameConcorde : I hope they did not have to downgrade a First Class passenger to give Mr Di Rupo the seat on the United flight.
53 type-rated : Th G8 was originally supposed to be held in Chicago, but Obama moved it to Camp David some time ago because there was just too much going on in Chica
54 csturdiv : Thanks for that, I went out there and did see the Slovakia Tu-154 for my first ever Tu spotting ever. Just wish the fences were not as far away and/o
55 Post contains links and images Eagleboy : I can't compete with the quality of images posted by Paul in reply 44, but here are a few I snapped inbound today: (The heat haze didn't help a bit!!)
56 Revelation : Very nice - thanks!
57 Post contains links and images sovietjet : Does anyone know if Ukraine came in the Il-62 and if any of the Russian government have arrived either? I stayed until 9PM on Saturday and caught many
58 csturdiv : Very nice shots! I thought that I heard that the Russian delegation was staying in Russia to work on the newly elected government, or was that just P
59 Eagleboy : Great shots posted. Well done that man for his patience.
60 Acey559 : I was hoping to catch AF1 but I was at my layover hotel by the time it came. I got a pretty crappy picture on my cell phone earlier today of the execu
61 sovietjet : I'd love to know as well. It's a USAF C-12R from what I found except that serial doesn't show up anywhere....quite mysterious!
62 NASCARAirforce : Probably just someone highranking in the USAF/Pentagon. I see C-12s coming in all the time to MCO and one in similar markings but serial 82-4379 was
63 Post contains images csturdiv : Didn't think about that, I thought some poor delegate had to cross the Atlantic in that, making for a very long trip to Chicago.
64 GCT64 : There are a couple of photos in the a.net database: to get them search for 94-0324 C-12. It used to be operated by the AZ National Guard but whether
65 NASCARAirforce : The prop and the wing hide the titles (United States of America) at the top of the fuselage and it doesn't carry an airforce insignia as well as the
66 Post contains images Devilfish : Didn't they use the ACJ UR-ABA in the photo in post #29? Good catch! Missed these when searching the database earlier.....
67 csturdiv : Saw a C17 on approach into ORD tonight, more than likely picking up some of the Presidential motorcade.
68 Mexicana757 : I saw a C17 on Friday morning at MDW parked over by the WN hangars.
69 iFlyLOTs : A C17 can fit at MDW? I'm not doubting you I just find that incredibly impressive
70 Post contains links and images Eagleboy : Yesterday was a great day as all the diplomatic aircraft departed in the steady stream,lots of Secret Service/military types moving purposefully throu
71 NASCARAirforce : C-17s are designed for relatively short field operations, they are almost like a STOL jet.
72 A340Spotter : Flew out of ORD late Monday evening and for the most part, sadly all of the airplanes had left...Mistimed my commuting flights this weekend (was too d
73 Post contains links and images Eagleboy : Definitely one departed at approx 1730 local, here it is taxiing out (Serial 3085) I thought these 2 aircraft looked very smart compared to the dull m
74 A340Spotter : Thanks Eagle, Airport shuttle didn't get to ORD until 630pm (when G-VYOU was taxiing out) so that would eliminate 3085 from being there... Much apprec
75 tymnbalewne : Just an observation, and not to start an A vs B diatribe...but it seems to me that the vast majority of the Heads of State traveled on Airbus frames.
76 iFlyLOTs : The vast majority of NATO lies in Europe, my guess would be more of an "EU pride" type deal
77 Post contains images tymnbalewne : I hate it when people point out the obvious (which I obviously missed!)
78 blueflyer : "EU made" more than "EU pride" I would think. Airbus has plants and major suppliers located in various European countries. If they had the funds in t
79 Post contains images KLAXAirport : What aircraft did the Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor come on? Any pics? Cheers, KLAXAirport
80 Post contains images alphaomega : MDW is nothing for a C-17 - quite luxurious compared to some places...!! Ironic that they were even invited to the NATO summit...
81 Bthebest : Half the countries were nowehere near the Atlantic. It turned into more of a NATO/ISAF/UN & friends summit
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