747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4355 times:
Yesterday, I was driving one of our buses near PHF, and before I got to PHF, I saw a plane with a giant white tail, about to touch down. I realised that Air Force One was flying around Newport News VA, later she flew past my bus to touch down at PHF. Later I saw her from my bus, flying around again. Why would Air Force One use PHF, when Langley is near by? Also, I would think Langley, would be better equipped for handling a 747 than PHF.
Galaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4280 times:
Just for the record...that would have been your run of the mill VC-25A. It isn't Air Force One unless the president is on board.
92-9000 was at KDOV earlier this week as well doing touch and goes. They use different airports for training. Just using military bases isn't exactly real world experience for pilots. They have to land at all sorts of airports, so training at different locations and getting familiar with that is probably why they were at PHF.
The C-5 may be a FRED, but once you learn the ins and outs of it, the C-5 Galaxy is a awesome plane!