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Air Force One On The History Channel  
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9313 times:

Tonight the History Channel ran a new special on Air Force One. It looks to have been filmed last summer and covered Pres Bush's trip to Africa. Lots of behind the scenes video and some rarely see parts of the aircraft. One thing I'm interested in knowing... Since the VC-25 is a 747-200...be it with an updated cockpit I noticed it had a full FE panel.. with someone working it. Does the VC-25 carry an FE and is he enlisted or an officer..?


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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9263 times:

I believe it is filled by an officer. Also, the VC-25 have (there are two of them) navigator stations.

David



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User currently offlinePDXCessna206 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8867 times:



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 1):
I believe it is filled by an officer. Also, the VC-25 have (there are two of them) navigator stations.

David

And they are in addition to the FE. Because it appeared that he was sitting facing the rear of the plane, a bit further back from where the FE was sitting in the cockpit.


User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8857 times:

I enjoyed that episode because I was sitting on the ramp waiting the freeze to end when the aircraft departed Andrews. It was my last off station flight in the Hercules and a memorable way to end a 26 year military flying career. It was most impressive to see out our cockpit window.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 8533 times:



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 1):
Also, the VC-25 have (there are two of them) navigator stations.

- Well, on second thought, the cockpit crew consists of the commander (in the left seat), a "Right Seater" (I suppose a LtCol or Major), and then both a navigator and an engineer (and I would have no idea what ranks those officers would be, at least an O-3 probably).

David



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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8255 times:

Do you think The History Channel will ever reair this show?


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User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8236 times:
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Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
Do you think The History Channel will ever reair this show?

If they don't, it would probably be the first time they didn't!


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8208 times:



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 4):
Well, on second thought, the cockpit crew consists of the commander (in the left seat), a "Right Seater" (I suppose a LtCol or Major), and then both a navigator and an engineer (and I would have no idea what ranks those officers would be, at least an O-3 probably).

If I remember, I think the Nav was an Lt Col., the flight engineer was a senior NCO (SMGT?) F/Es in the USAF are all enlisted.



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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8161 times:



Quoting Rwessel (Reply 6):
If they don't, it would probably be the first time they didn't!

- I wonder if they have the show on DVD?



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8131 times:

When I was in nav school in 1982, Navigator magazine had an article by the President's navigator. It was most impressive until he also wrote that he was the one responsible for the crew's luggage. That made me glad I was getting a fighter.

Gary
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User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8042 times:
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Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 8):
I wonder if they have the show on DVD?

Looks that way:

http://www.history.com/content/air-force-one

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