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AirForce One In SNN Last Night  
User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

President Bush stoped off at SNN last night while en route to an unannounced visit to Afganastan. He reportedly walked around the terminal chatting with US troops whom were on their way to serve in Kuwait.

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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

I thought he was on his way for talks in India and Pakistan. Maybe he is visiting Afghanistan on the way there / back.

User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

Yep, he is continuing onwards to India I believe

User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

AF1 went to Kabul? That must have been a heck of a flight, I remember last time when Clinton came to India he left for Pakistan in a Gulfstream.


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User currently offlineETFokker50 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Apparently it's for talks bout Nuclear Technology in India for powerplants. But a surprise visit wouldn't be bad for morale for some soldiers who are stuck in the middle of nowhere.

User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
AF1 went to Kabul? That must have been a heck of a flight, I remember last time when Clinton came to India he left for Pakistan in a Gulfstream.

Im not 100% sure it was the jumbo, as the AF1 callsign applies to any aircraft the President is travelling on. Bringing the jumbo into Kabul would obviously carry a huge security issue.


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

He went to Bagram, not Kabul.


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User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Quoting EI321 (Thread starter):
President Bush stoped off at SNN

Well... Until open skies agreement, the SNN stopover is a must....

(sorry, i had to Big grin)


User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 5):
Im not 100% sure it was the jumbo, as the AF1 callsign applies to any aircraft the President is travelling on.

Any Air Force aircraft he is on. Any Navy aircraft are Navy One, Marine aircraft are Marine One, Army aircraft are Army one, and private aircraft are Executive One.


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

I wonder why he stopped in SNN? Seems if he was going for an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, it would be non-stop. Not that I question he is going, just is a little strange.

Stopping in SNN is an announcement.

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User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

From my understanding he was always going to India/Pakistan and the Afghan stop-over was unannounced (until it happened obviously)


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User currently offlineDmt52 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2801 times:
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It was the 747 that flew the president to Afganistan. He landed at Bagram Airbase. Here is a link to a picture on the White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea...images/20060301_d-0150-4-515h.html


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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
That must have been a heck of a flight, I remember last time when Clinton came to India he left for Pakistan in a Gulfstream.

Just for the record, in 2000, when President Clinton visited India and Pakistan, he visited India first and while departing from India for Pakistan, a decoy plane was sent ahead and he followed in a smaller plane (perhaps the Gulfstream)....

Quoting ETFokker50 (Reply 4):
Apparently it's for talks bout Nuclear Technology in India for powerplants.

President Bush is making an official visit to India, during which the Nuclear talks will be one of the issues being discussed....


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Dmt52 (Reply 11):
It was the 747 that flew the president to Afganistan. He landed at Bagram Airbase. Here is a link to a picture on the White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea....html

Was it exactly the same one? Because there are two of them.



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