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When Air Force One Comes To Town  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7424 posts, RR: 20
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

What are the air traffic rules when AF1 comes to town. OK lets say AF1 is scheduled to land at 6:00PM. When does the traffic have to halt and when can it start again?

Also, when AF1 is landing or departing at YOUR airport, what special restrictions, if any, are on the spotting areas.

Or does it not even land at the commerical airport. We have McDill Air Force Base about 10 miles to the south, but AF1 seems to always come into TPA!

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

i know alot of the time, they try to go to a military base. so they dont have to shut down alot of things, i know they try to avoid the big airports. when AF1 comes, it goes to DAL instead of DFW.

Go big or go home
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

With Dubya coming to Atlanta more times this year than Bill Clinton did in 8, I've seen him land mostly @ ATL, since it is close to downtown Atlanta, where his engagements were those times. When he came Saturday, he flew into Dobbins ARB (MGE), because the rally he was going to was up in Cobb County, where Dobbins is. Usually, the restrictions on flights when AF1 lands and takes off are limited to the runway AF1 will use. One of the times AF1 landed here this year, I happen to see it, and flights on the south runway @ ATL were unaffected, because AF1 was coming in on the north runway. Usually, there is a 10-15 minute flight hold when AF1 is inbound/otubound.

User currently offlineNight_Flight From United States of America, joined May 1999, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

President George W. Bush visited Fargo, ND in March 2001 and there was a 10nm TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) which did not allow any civilian aircraft to be operating. The secret service C-17 arrived about one hour before the President's arrival.

Here is a beautiful photo of AF1 in Fargo and another of AF2 from another time...

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He spoke at a location right next to the airport and because of this, no flights were aloud into Fargo besides air carrier and military. With binoculars, you were able to see AF1 from the location.

What a plane!


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