CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
Well here we have now "27000" in a pride place matching the other presidential airplanes, the VC-54, the VC-121, the VC-118, I think it's great to see our american friends preserving airplanes with history!
I hope to see it one day when I return to California!!!
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
Old 27000 is going to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. They're building a hanger for her there. I didn't think the local airport there is big enough to handle a 707. They must have plans to partly disassemble her, move by truck, then reassemble again in the hanger. Why the Reagan Library? Reagan used 27000 more often than any of the six presidents who flew her. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
FlagshipAZ - if you will check the CNN address that Steinwayartist posted with this site, you will see that 27000 carried 7 presidents during her years of service, not 6 as you say. Nixon, Ford, Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Yes the 747 came into being during George Blush's term, but 27000 still served as backup to Mr. Clinton and now to George W.
Sabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2712 posts, RR: 48 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
It really is the end of an era.
I often saw her at Brussels Airport (bringing the US delegation to NATO HQ or to meet the EU commission).
I must say however thet I prefer the B757.
Anyway, I hope they desinfect this old lady before putting her on display... after all, as you've said Skyhawk, she also served George W. Bush during her final days and we certainly don't want people to get contaminated with his ideas do we?