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Air Force One At PHL?  
User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

At around 1:00 I was leaving one of my restuarants in South Jersey and as I was walking to my car I noticed a 747 pretty low to the ground and it wasn't on a path that airplanes usaully take to land at PHL (i live 20 min. from PHL) I thought it was doing an emergancy landing. Then I jokingly said watch it be Air Force One and when the plane turned I saw the paint scheme it was Air Force One. Then it turned and went on the final approach to PHL. Is Air Force One at PHL?

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User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1243 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Yup, you indeed saw Air Force One. He took the Cedar Lake Eight Arrival and arrived on schedule, making a standard 27R landing. Yesterday, A friend of mine that lives at the Middle Marker for 27R saw the C-17 that brings in all the Limos and Secret Service cars in. My other friend was at PHL on Sunday when the 9's were in use and saw Marine One. He departed from AA (Atlantic Aviation) then flew around North West of the field then landed back at AA.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Was anyone out on Hog Island for this?

Greg



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User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

PHLApproach is talking about me. I am at JALTO (the middle marker for 27R) and I heard AF1 on Final frequency 125.4 and he got cleared for the visual. I ran out and waited for him forever until other traffic moved in. Somehow he must have the cut the turn to final EXTREMELY short. I really wanted to get a picture of him.

Mike


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Was anyone out on Hog Island for this?

My guess would probably be 'No'. Usually when Air Force One is approaching PHL, Philadelphia Police establish a roadblock barricade perimeter around the airport; no doubt, police probably did a 'sweep' along Enterprise Ave., Island Ave., Fort Mifflin, Hog Island, and Tinicum Island Roads prior to the plane coming in. This practice was done even before 9/11.

Back in '96, I was heading south on I-95 along the double-decker Girard Point Bridge at the time when I saw Air Force One come in for a landing. When passing the Enterprise Ave. exit (#15), I saw police cars blocking the exit. I believe that the Bartram Ave. exit (#14) was also blocked then.

For today's visit, I am assuming that the similar thing was done.


[Edited 2004-08-17 21:19:08]


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1243 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Greg, I believe Paul Kanagie made it down. That guy is crazy for finding spots no one would dream of. He probably pulled off a shot.

User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

At around 1:00 I was leaving one of my restuarants in South Jersey

What restaurant? I bet I would know which one. I live right in S.J.

Mike


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Last year, the year of the ill-fated PHL gathering, the VH-3's were around for an advance visit cause Bush was coming up the next day and we were standing right at the Atlantic Av. fence when they landed right in front of us basically...not a USSS agent in sight...

Greg



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Last year, the year of the ill-fated PHL gathering, the VH-3's were around for an advance visit cause Bush was coming up the next day and we were standing right at the Atlantic Av. fence when they landed right in front of us basically...not a USSS agent in sight...

That's because the VH-3s arrived the day before the President arrived. I can guarantee you that if you tried that within an hour before Air Force One was scheduled to arrive, I can assure you Philly's finest would've approached you while making either a pass-by or two or while setting up a temporary road block and demanded that you leave.

Again, if they were blocking the roads for a Presidential visit in '96; what makes you think the security and police would be more lenient now?

Think about it.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2989 times:

It doesn't look like Paul made an effort to get a shot. Oh well.

Mike


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Paul didn't, but Kyle Donagher did. Obviously, this photo was not taken from Hog Island Road.


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