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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 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3727 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, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3688 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Yep, he is continuing onwards to India I believe

User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3656 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3646 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3584 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: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

He went to Bagram, not Kabul.


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User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 762 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3436 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3217 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, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3185 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3108 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2743 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, 3098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2511 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2476 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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