phatalbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5235 times:
Sitting here at the park have seen 4-5 blue bottom and nose with white upper 2 tone. I couldnt read anything on it because it was the high part of final. They seem to be possibly 757 and a 737 maybe? Anyone have info on this? I am unaware of any political event happening here. I have not heard or seen them takeoff. Any info appreciated.
phatalbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5196 times:
Correction "c-32" instead of a 757 ... i followed up by going by the airport about an hour after seeing the last one land and i did not find a one... maybe a stop for some fuel? But why wouldnt they just call Scott AFB to supply a tanker in air? I dont know
moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2833 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
Quoting phatalbert (Reply 3): Your saying those presidential planes dont have refuel nozzles on them? I know the 747 VC-25 i think accepts air to air refuel.. none of the other do?
As Checksixx and TopBoom said, the C-32s and C-40s in the VIP fleet are not air refuel-able, but beyond that, they have never done an in-flight refueling of the VC-25 with POTUS on board. Although it is a daily occurrence, and the Air Force has decades of air refueling experience, there are risks involved, which you don't want when you have the President on board.