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User currently offlineCheshire From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5192 times:

recently visited our local ATC centre. One controller told me that when he guided AF 1 in, there were two Secret Service agents standing behind him- making sure everything went 'ok'. Obviously, these guys really don't muck around............

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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2296 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Yeah visitors are not aloud in the tower when big blue comes into town. Usually there are a few agents in the tower, plus scattered all over the airport with some sweeeeeeeeet equipment (NICE guns with some pretty hefty lookin scopes). They do the same sometimes for little blue (AF2) but usualy no ss agents in the tower....just spread out all over the place. (this is pre-sept 11, i havent been in the tower with af1/2 since then)

ATCT



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User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

The Secret Service got very upset when AF1 got delayed ( approx 7-8 trackmiles) due to a King Air on a ambulance flight. The SATCO told them to get a grip and let the staff do their job. (Because when AF1 was on ground, no other aircraft was permitted to move until AF1 was parked)
The Beech would have gotten approx 15 min delay, and that's just not on when it's a HOSP flight.

HOSP flight have absolute priority, no matter who is in the delayed aircraft.

(This happened in Sweden)


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2296 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Yeah here in the US its known as a "Lifeguard" flight. Which same as in sweden, has top priority. I believe the only thing with higher priority is an aircraft that has declared an emergancy. Anywho im only a student at the moment, so if anyone could correct me on that from the 71.10 it would be appreciated. Thanks.

Keep the Blue Side Up
ATCT



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

As far as I understand, an aircraft in distress have priority over ALL other aircraft. Then the pecking order deals mostly with maneuverability. Not sure where exactly AF 1 fits in, but I'd assume pretty high up with a couple dudes with uzzis standing behind the ATC.


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User currently offlineEchster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

The 1st 4 priorities are:

1. Aircraft in distress
2. Lifeguard/Airevac/Medevac flights
3. Search and rescue aircraft on a search and rescue mission
4. Presidential aircraft and entourage - includes VP and any others so designated by the White House

I've worked with the Secret Service when the POTUS and entourage flew into my airfield after 9/11. Minimum staffing in the tower, a USSS agent with his own phone (got plenty of calls to/from the White House), no USSS in the radar room, though. The office area below the tower was very secure and you had to be on list to even get in the door.


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

If you want to hear all that happens when the pres is in town check this out.. its a 50mb file. This is the feed I run, and someone took the time to piece an archive of the event together. Lots of military stuff high in the sky.

Check it out...

http://www.liveatc.net/downloads/KTVC-20040816-TFR.mp3

[Edited 2004-09-05 05:43:31]

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

It's a SEVEN HOUR long file.....!! I've got better things to do then listen to that. Heck, AF1 was here in Nashville last week and we where getting ready to head out for engine runs when ATC put a ramp hold out so he could leave, so we just went to lunch early.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

EMBQA,

It's a SEVEN HOUR long file

Depending on which internet connection you have!  Wink/being sarcastic

Only took me 9 minutes at approx. 90kb/sec.

Could have done it in less than 2 min if the server had a better bandwidth!  Sad

ps: That audio file is 420 MINUTES long!!!!  Wow!

[Edited 2004-09-07 23:00:13]

User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Less than 3 minutes to d/l... getting it at 306kbps.


Here Here for Severe Clear!
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

No, it loaded quickly. The playing time of the file is seven hours.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

I'm at work (T3 lines) it opened in about 3 seconds  Smile



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