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Five C-17 Globemasters At SFO Today  
User currently offlineleamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6352 times:

Yesterday, I only observed one C-17 Globemaster & one C-5 Galaxy that brought the President's choppers, limo, etc. for his meeting with the tech leaders.

Can someone explain why there were five C-17 Globemaster planes at SFO today? Was one cargoplane used to transport each of the 5 helicopters used by the President and company?

Thanks

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User currently offlinecrazyfoo88 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6332 times:

All I know is it made one mess of flights. Got a 3hr delay today because of the ground shutdown from Toronto - San Fransisco to LAX.


crazyfoo88
User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6158 times:

Quoting leamside (Thread starter):

One C-17 each for the Presidental Blackhawks, the C-5 brings in The Beast (I believe there are 2 of them). In this case there was more cars brought in since he flew via Helo to the woodside area.

The other Helo's, the Chinook's, flew out on their own I believe. Those are to big to fit into a C-17.



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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

Quoting leamside (Thread starter):
Was one cargoplane used to transport each of the 5 helicopters used by the President and company?

I observed four choppers flying over my house near SQL, and three of them were CH-47s. The fourth was the presidential Black Hawk. I don't think CH-47s can fit in a C-17.


User currently offlinefbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

Related to this no doubt:
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/...?source=most_viewed&nclick_check=1

You'd think it'd make more sense to use Moffett Field or SJC...



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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5942 times:

Quoting fbgdavidson (Reply 4):

With the delays it caused on top of the ATC delays, everyone here in the UAL SOC would prefer Moffet.



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlinecanadianpylon From Canada, joined May 2003, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5898 times:

Quoting leamside (Thread starter):
for his meeting with the tech leaders.

Was a video conference with too hard for them to set-up?

Wasn't SFO shutdown once to allow Clinton to come in for a haircut? Geez, they seem to get the raw deal...



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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

Quoting canadianpylon (Reply 6):




The Clinton incident was at LAX



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 2):
Quoting leamside (Thread starter):

The other Helo's, the Chinook's, flew out on their own I believe. Those are to big to fit into a C-17.

You can get a chinook into a C-17  

We do it all the time in the RAF  



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1818 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5496 times:
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Maybe the RAF are better at Tetris and lego?   


Wonder how the presidential visit will impact on London airports in May. Will AF1 go to LHR?


User currently offlinehercppmx From United States of America, joined May 2008, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 2):
the Chinook's
Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 3):
I don't think CH-47s

If you guys are referring to HMX-1 they are CH-46E "Sea Knights" they are USMC aircraft Not Army aircraft. CH-46's are a bit smaller than CH-47's.

I'm not sure if they take the VH-3D's on the road or not, I think they use the VH-60 "whitehawks" on the road.


"Because the VH-60N folds easily for loading into an Air Force C-5 Galaxy or a C-17 Globemaster III it is ideal for overseas assignments. The Marines can prepare a VH-60N for a C-5 load in less than two hours."
Source: Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMX-1#Aircraft



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User currently offlinewingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2236 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

What a monstrous waste of money. Cool to see all the heavy metal flying around but man, for a one day meet with tech leaders in Silicon Valley???

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 8):

Son of gun, didn't know that. That C-17 is bigger then I thought. With all the Prez visits I have always seen the Chinooks fly in, so I assumed they couldn't fit.

Quoting hercppmx (Reply 10):

Yeah 2 were the HMX-1, then 4 gray birds.



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