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User currently offlineKamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 145 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3878 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.

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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

I doubt the Gov't got any money for 27000 (The VC-137 at the library). A safer bet would be that it's on permanent loan from the USAF Museum.

User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

It was a shame to put 27000 out to pasture , it did not have very many hours on the air frame, when I left in 92 it had less than 10000 hours on her.


I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 2):
It was a shame to put 27000 out to pasture

Beats turning it into an anonymous E-8.....


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Or letting it rot at AMARC until there's no more spares to be stripped from it to keep some KC-135 in the air and then cutting it up for scrap.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 1):
I doubt the Gov't got any money for 27000 (The VC-137 at the library). A safer bet would be that it's on permanent loan from the USAF Museum.

That is correct, the VC-137C tail number 27000 is still owned by the USAF and is assigned to the USAF Museum. She is on loan to the President Reagan Library.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Isn't 27000 JFK's Jet? Doesn't anyone see a little irony in this?

User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

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Isn't 27000 JFK's Jet? Doesn't anyone see a little irony in this?

72-7000 wasn't delivered until the 2nd Nixon administration



I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 6):
Isn't 27000 JFK's Jet? Doesn't anyone see a little irony in this?

No, the JFK VC-137B was 62-6000. Reagan's VC-137C is 72-7000.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 7):
72-7000 wasn't delivered until the 2nd Nixon administration



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 8):
No, the JFK VC-137B was 62-6000. Reagan's VC-137C is 72-7000.

Thanks for the polite corections  Smile


User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

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No, the JFK VC-137B was 62-6000. Reagan's VC-137C is 72-7000.

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 would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3542 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.

62-6000


72-7000

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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

FYI:

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

http://www.reaganfoundation.org/airforceone/pavilion.wmv


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