Kamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 137 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
While watching a political program last night honoring Nancy Reagan, I found out part of the gala was a fundraiser to build a museum next to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA so it can house the last Air Force One B707 thaT Reagan used while president. The library Foundation bought the plane outright from the US Gov'mt. The director said it will be open to the public as part of the tour of the library so people can see what actually an oval office was like while the president was travelling since not so many or hardly anyone can get to the white house oval office.
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3218 times:
Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 10): 62-6000 was a VC-137"C" model, though it had the same nose landing gear follow up door as the C-137B's and C-135B's
I always thought 26000 & 27000 were essentially identical structurally. No?
I'll have to go look at some pix.
edit: add pix to show different NLG door config.
I learn something new everyday. I've got 707 books that go back almost 40 years. I worked with these two aircraft for a number of years.. And I never noticed the difference in the gear doors. Just looked at the Barry Schiffs 707 book that I bought in 1970 - sure enough some 707s in the book have the different setup. cool.
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3285 times:
I turned up this video while looking for 27000 pix. It was shot in Feb 05 and
shows progress on the AF1 pavilion at the Reagan library. 27000 looks to be pretty well reassembled and under cover. Pavilion opens fall 2005