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Air Force One (VC-25) 1st Flight With Obama  
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6752 times:

"Air Force One makes its maiden flight with the new president tomorrow afternoon, when Obama takes a one-day "out and back excursion" to the House Democratic Caucus retreat at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, VA."

Obama's Travel Schedule for Thursday, February 5 (All times shown are Eastern)

5:45 PM
Obama leaves the White House en route to Andrews Air Force Base.

6:00 PM
Obama flies out of Andrews Air Force Base en route to Newport News Patrick Henry Airport. This is the first time that Obama is flying on Air Force One as President.

8:00 PM
Obama delivers a statement to the House Democrats Issues Conference.

9:10 PM
Obama leaves en route to Andrews Air Force Base.

10:00 PM
Obama leaves Andrews Air Force Base en route to the White House.

10:10 PM
Obama arrives at the White House.

Source: http://www.politico.com/politico44/


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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5609 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6741 times:
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What is that 150 miles?
That is a trip that should be taken in a C-32 or C-20, even in a VH-71.. oh wait they don't have those yet!

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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2336 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6722 times:



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
What is that 150 miles?
That is a trip that should be taken in a C-32 or C-20, even in a VH-71.. oh wait they don't have those yet!

Why not Marine One?



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User currently offlineSantosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6525 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 2):
Why not Marine One?

I was thinking the same thing...when Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 visited Charlottesville (which is not that far from Williamsburg, aeronautically speaking) they traveled on Marine One.



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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6456 times:



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):

His travel in VC-25 is a national security issue! After 9/11, I believe VC-25 will travel with the President on all official trips. No one knows if and when another terroist attack can happen, so secuirty is always forefront. VC-25 is the most capable command center of all aircraft in the President airlift. Even though the trip was a 150 miles (give or take), if something should happen and the President cannot make it back into Washington, D.C., than VC-25 stands ready to provide a command center for our Armed Forces. Cost or Envirnomental Efficiency in regards to VC-25 is not an issue. All questions start and end with "SECURITY" not only for the President but more importantly the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Just something to think about!

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12060 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6402 times:



Quoting NASOCEANA (Reply 4):
His travel in VC-25 is a national security issue! After 9/11, I believe VC-25 will travel with the President on all official trips.

No, it is not. President Bush used the C-32A, C-37A, C-20C, and C-40B on several trips after 9/11. He also used Marine-1 to fly to the commissioning of his father's ship (Bush-41) The USS George H.W.Bush, CVN-78, flying into NAS Oceana, then to the ship. That trip is longer than to Newport News by about 15 nm.

Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
6:00 PM
Obama flies out of Andrews Air Force Base en route to Newport News Patrick Henry Airport. This is the first time that Obama is flying on Air Force One as President.

8:00 PM
Obama delivers a statement to the House Democrats Issues Conference.

9:10 PM
Obama leaves en route to Andrews Air Force Base.

10:00 PM
Obama leaves Andrews Air Force Base en route to the White House.

His trip time included transferring to another Marine-1 at Newport News to the Democrat meeting at the (luxury) resort. This 4 day trip, plus all the Democrats, and their families, the POTUS and VC-25A, and VH-3Ds cost us more than $100M.


User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6386 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
He also used Marine-1 to fly to the commissioning of his father's ship (Bush-41) The USS George H.W.Bush, CVN-78, flying into NAS Oceana, then to the ship. That trip is longer than to Newport News by about 15 nm.

President Bush last official flight aboard AF1 was to Norfolk,VA on Jan 10, 2009. He also visted Norfolk, VA aboard AF1 back in Oct., 2005. So precedent has be set for this short flight.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
President Bush used the C-32A, C-37A, C-20C, and C-40B on several trips after 9/11

You may be correct, don't really recall any myself!



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