KarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3004 posts, RR: 11 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3935 times:
While I believe most of us assumed that ORD would be the landing airport for the new President I have to admit I had pondered GYY. According to this writeup the C-32 would be used if GYY were to be used. But how about the support aircraft that carry the limos etc. In your opinion does GYY have enough concrete length to accomodate them?
The Secret Service and USAF preposition equipment at airports/city frequently visited by the President. How much and what kind of equipment depends on availability.
During the 1st Bush administration AMC moved a stairtruck to Kennebunkport. This ended up being seldom used though as AF1 usually went to Pease and he rode Marine One from there.
Oh BTW: The new White House website has something interesting to say re: the title "Air Force One"... It's safe to call the VC-25s "Air Force One" even when the pres is not aboard. Obama must surf a.net!!
No matter where in the world the President travels, if he flies in an Air Force jet, the plane is called Air Force One. Technically, Air Force One is the call sign of any Air Force aircraft carrying the President. In practice, however, Air Force One is used to refer to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, which carry the tail codes 28000 and 29000. The Air Force designation for the aircraft is VC-25A.
I flew into Sanford during the 2000 election recount; and as I had recently been an FBO operator I was talking with the operator there. They had been very impressed with the Bush people; I was told that when they had gone through everything was left in order, no trash left around, and in general you would never have known that they had been there. I was pointedly told that this was decidedly not true with any other politician's retinue that had gone through (there had been a number of them.) A bit off topic, but I just wanted to put it out.
The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15069 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3390 times:
Well, I saw a C-17 in STL for a presidential visit. Of course a C-17 can land most anywhere so yes, they can airlift in the presidential equipment into GYY with a C-17. I dont know how much runway GYY has, but a C-5 may fit in there too if that's how they want to go.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
Moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2140 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3383 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6): I dont know how much runway GYY has, but a C-5 may fit in there too if that's how they want to go.
According to AirNav, Rwy 12/30 is 7003 feet long. Not sure about a C-5, but that's plenty for a C-17 - I've seen one come into FRG carrying the Thunderbirds gear, and the long rwy there is 6827 feet long - and he used less than half of it to stop.