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C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC  
User currently offlineWF2BNN From Norway, joined Dec 2004, 106 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

Was it the runway lengths in Alabama that forced POTUS to use the C-32 as Air Force One to KSC today?

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/new...rives-at-kennedy-space-center.html

[Edited 2011-04-29 12:57:28]


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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

Quoting WF2BNN (Thread starter):
PONTUS

POTUS, as many of you know, PONTUS was surely the PILATE.


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

Hopfully it was a fuel saving measure. It's ridiculous to fly a 747 on this kind of trip.


I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6303 times:

They could have used the DC-9 version instead...but maybe those JT8s guzzle more than what the 757 would use? Just a thought.


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User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
POTUS, as many of you know, PONTUS was surely the PILATE.

Classic!


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
POTUS, as many of you know, PONTUS was surely the PILATE.

I do believe that would be PONTIUS....  



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlinecargotanker From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

Tuscaloosa Regional, 6,500 feet.

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

Anybody have any better pics?

[Edited 2011-04-29 18:53:36]

User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5662 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 2):
Hopfully it was a fuel saving measure. It's ridiculous to fly a 747 on this kind of trip.

I have seen POTUS use the VC-25 to come to PHL from Washington. One would think that to go anywhere from say DC-NYC they could just use Marine One.

Marc


User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 8):
I have seen POTUS use the VC-25 to come to PHL from Washington. One would think that to go anywhere from say DC-NYC they could just use Marine One.

They could and will when they get the VH-71. (Yeah, I'm all but assuming Boeing gets the nod with what will essentially by a similar VH-71 that already exists, minus the nonsense that the WHMO and NAVAIR tried to stuff on the former LM VH-71.)


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