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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1884 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4290 times:
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Am just posting to ask a question. Wanted to wait a day or two to prevent anyone claiming confidential info and all that.

I was arriving in JFK last Monday at approx 1600. I spotted 2 Super Stallions flying in and thought it odd. The 2 Stallions flared and dropped. I am not too familiar with the terminals in JFK so am unable to give a location. Approx 3-5 minuts later as I was pulling up to the International terminal (T5?) I spotted another flight of 3 choppers inbound. 1 was another VH-53 while the other 2 were smaller and appeared to have the dark green/white top VIP passenger livery of the Marine Presidential choppers. I snapped a pic of the last Stallion and it is in the HMX-1 support livery. The pic was taken standing directly outside the doors to International Terminal.

My question is: was this Obama or do other US cabinet members get the full HMX-1 flight treatment?

Bad pic of the last VH-53 here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tearbringer/4992046399/

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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

From what I've seen, several HMX-1 helicopters arrived at JFK on Monday. President Obama is due in on Thursday, and they arrived as part of the advance detail. Not too confidential - the FAA already has the TFRs posted for the visit.

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_4910.html
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_4914.html
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_4916.html
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_4917.html



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1884 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
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Thanks for that. The staggered manner of the choppers arrival gave the impression of a VIP in the second flight. Looks like they were just doing a bit of last minute rehearsal.

And luckily for me that explains the lack of a huge delay out of JFK that evening, only the 'normal' 45 minute taxi!!


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