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Air Force One In Arizona  
User currently offlineCointyro From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

I read on cnn.com that President Bush hastily visited Arizona and the wildfires today (Tuesday). Does anyone know where Air Force One landed in Arizona?

Regards,
Dan

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Phoenix-Sky Harbor.
Regards.



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User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

When is he departing for Calgary? Anyone at the airport know of the departure time?


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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13475 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1075 times:
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The VC-25A (Air Force One) touched down at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at just before 8am PST today. President Bush then boarded a C-20 (modified Gulfstream III) which took on the callsign of "Air Force One" once the President was aboard.

The aircraft took off shortly after 8am PST to head northeast to the Show Low/Heber-Overgaard/Pinetop-Lakeside for an aerial tour of the Chediski-Rodeo fire, and then visiting some evacuees at nearby shelters.

The President is expected to return to Phoenix today at or around 1pm PST, where he will board the VC-25A and depart for the G-8 summit in Canada.



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User currently offlineCointyro From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Fantastic information and quick responses. Bravo to my fellow a.net members. Thanks a bunch!

Regards,
Dan


User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Yes, thanks for the quick info...

If it's a 1.5-2 hour flight from Arizona to Calgary, he should be here from 3:30-4:00, correct? (We are +1 hour from PST)



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Arizona is in the MST zone (Mountain). The state does not observe daylight saving time. So, from now to the end of October, PDT & MST are on the same clock. Regards.  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2350 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Whats in a name...
US president flying over to Arizona to witness the Bush fires...



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User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Mr. Bush arrived on Air Force One, ship number 29000, at 3:10 MST. Awesome sight to behold!


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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13475 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 969 times:
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Check the registration again...it's ship 28000.


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User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Well.... I didn't catch the reg as it taxied on down to the North of the airfield, but they were using the callsign "Sam29000" so I just assumed.


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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13475 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 959 times:
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When the President is aboard, the callsign becomes "Air Force One." I'm confused why they'd be using the "SAM" callsign.

If the aircraft is moving once POTUS has deplaned, then it's "Special Air Mission XXXXX." An example of this was when Nixon resigned. He flew on the old B-707 (retired after Reagan's presidency) back to California. It was identified as "Air Force One" until the time that Gerald Ford was sworn in. At that moment, it became "Special Air Mission 27000," as the sitting president was no longer considered onboard; just a former one.

Fox News Channel carried the arrival of VC-25A (registration 28000) live, which is how I'd noticed the number on the tail.



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User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 929 times:

Westjet_737 told me in the Tech/Ops forum that both 28000 and 29000 are here. Marriage trouble between the Pres and the First Lady?  Big grin


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