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Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

After flying many U.S. Presidents over 1-million miles, this beautiful Boeing 707 is being retired........


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Any of you ever see #27000 in person?

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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Yes. During Reagan and Bush I era.


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

According to my local newsweb (www.mbl.is) Air Force One has been in use since December 1972. During that period it has made a total of 444 trips and travelled about 1 million miles. In those 29 years it has served 6 presidents (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton & George W. Bush).

Here is a photo taken today after the last trip (from Waco to San Antonio).




Reykjavik Aviation Photography - Just bring the aircraft to us and we'll photograph them! :-)
User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Saw it land once in Greensboro in the 80s when Reagan came for something.... Beautiful plane!

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Saw it in Hong Kong with HKGSpotter1 at Kai Tak years ago on top of a shopping center calling up
"Sam Two seven thousand" Actually I might have also seen it in HKG calling up "PACCOM 01"..or that might have been something else. Can't remember. Oh well.


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Asgeirs - need to make a little correction for you. 27000 flew for 7 presidents NOT 6 as you mentioned. Your news page forgot Richard Nixon whom you may or may not know was president in 1972 before Gerald Ford.

And yes I had the very good fortune to see the plane up close and personal. That year National(original) had the contract for the White House press corps. As a flight attendant for National, I bid and received many of those charters. Because of them I met a Major who was stationed at Homestead Air Force Base where we would leave from when Mr. Nixon was going back to Andrews after visiting Bebe Rebozzo on Key Biscayne(Miami). On one occasion since Mr. Nixon was running late, the crew was granted a short tour of Air Force One. P.S. Also got to date a really good looking AF Major for a while.


User currently offlineBH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

We had it at BWI with BIG BILL on board.

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1132 times:


So what's the replacement? A 757?



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

767-332ER - the aircraft was already replaced. If I'm not mistaken it was replaced when George Bush was in office by a 747.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Why would Clinton and Bush jr. fly on the 707 when the 747 had been in service for years?  Confused

Daniel Smile


User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 22 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I saw it Aug. 10th 2001 at Kona Airport in the Big Island of the Great State of Hawaii". Why was it there? I have pics too.

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (13 years 21 hours ago) and read 1059 times:


You are talking about the 747 that is used on major hauls. This 707 is used here domestically a lot of times, so what will they plan on using domestically?



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 21 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

When he come to New York, for example, he uses his Marine helicopter. I am sure when he goes to the west coast and probably Texas he still uses the 74.

User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 885 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Does anyone know if Van Nuys Airport (VNY) will get the last landing? It's closest to the library, its future home.

User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

which a/c # is on display the Museum of Flight in Seattle? When did that one enter service, and when did it stop and what presidents did that particular plane transport?

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