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Has A VC-25 Been Air Refueled While AF1?  
User currently offlineStormin From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6559 times:

I know they have practiced air-refueling the VC-25s as part of normal training for the crews. Have they ever used air-to-air refueling while the President was on-board? (his recent trip to Baghdad? 9/11?) I know the 747 has the range to basically go where ever they need to normally so it would not be a normal procedure.


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User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6360 times:

Can't help you with that one but I do know that the pilots don't like to refuel in the VC-25 because of the chance of messing up the paint job. They probably do practice in E-4Bs though just in case.

War Eagle!
User currently offlineKC10Boom From United States of America, joined May 2004, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6158 times:

The skill level of the pilots and the request of a senior boom operator probably eliminate the paint job issues. The slipway is an added bonus, in the F-4 and F-111 days the receptacle just popped up and that's all you had to shoot for.

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