Sponsor Message:
Military Aviation & Space Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Graffiti Artist "Tags" Air Force One  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13708 times:

A New York graffiti artist claims to have spray-painted a nacelle of one of the US Air Force presidential transport Boeing 747-200B (DC-25A) with a name tag in an act of protest against restrictions on free speech.

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...idential+Air+Force+One+Boeing.html

64 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13684 times:

If this is for real, then that guy is in major trouble. He's lucky he didn't get shot, and I wouldn't have blamed them for doing it. I don't care about his message either way...it's still a big no no.

[Edited 2006-04-18 18:30:40]


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13683 times:

I cant controlle my laughter! Brilliant!

User currently offlineL1329II From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13651 times:

IF this is true... That plane and other govt planes like it are probably the stupidest targets to try and vandalize. As clean as these planes are kept in a matter of hours the graffiti is gone. Personally I think the guy is an idiot and IF... its true he deserves to be shot on site.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13606 times:

I don't believe this for a second. Air Force One is the most heavily guarded airplane in the world.


Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlinePictues From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13559 times:

I some how doubt this is for real, no security guards approached the guy, i say Hoax to promote his video game

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13488 times:

Are there 24hrs guard with the two Boeing 747-200B (DC-25A). If this whole thing is through someone would be very much in trouble ...


Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13459 times:

Read it closer kids, the guy that "did it" is promoting a new video game. It is indeed a fabrication. From the link - However, Ecko is understood to be promoting a new video game and many believe the video to be an elaborate hoax.


DC-25A -   

[Edited 2006-04-18 18:47:46]

User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13458 times:

What's a DC-25A?  Wink

LOL.


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13350 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 7):
Read it closer kids, the guy that "did it" is promoting a new video game. It is indeed a fabrication. From the link - However, Ecko is understood to be promoting a new video game and many believe the video to be an elaborate hoax.

They should still shoot him for the horrible clothes he has festooned upon teenagers.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineJgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13321 times:

Haha, no way this is true. I dont care how much street cred you are trying to get, you, as the CEO of a large company, dont do shit like this. Chances are, these days, creeping around Andrews (how would you even get on?) would get you shot. And its not like they dont know where to find you?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13322 times:

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 6):
(DC-25A).



Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 6):
Are there 24hrs guard with the two Boeing 747-200B

There are actually 5 747-200B's in the Air Force fleet (2 VC-25As and 3 E-4Bs) and all of them are guarded all the time by military personel.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13273 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 7):
It is indeed a fabrication. From the link - However, Ecko is understood to be promoting a new video game and many believe the video to be an elaborate hoax.

You just turned an assumption into a fact. It is likely to be a hoax, but one has to prove it.



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13273 times:

I wouldn't believe it for a second. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to be up close with Air Force One, being on the ramp about 150 feet away from it. There were Secret Service agents on the perimeter outside of the airplane just watching it, making sure no one got too close...I don't see a security breach like this actually happening.

Jeff


User currently offlineL1329II From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13192 times:

Quoting Contrails (Reply 4):
I don't believe this for a second. Air Force One is the most heavily guarded airplane in the world.

Well... at least while its at Andrews AFB! I can remember when working at an FBO that there were plenty of times during the night that we walked up to the A/C when on the ground even at night and we were NEVER questioned. Maybe since we were ground crew they didnt think of us as being more than harmless but we were able to touch the A/C.

This was in the early 90's. There were portable spotlights lit up pointing toward the A/C at night which kept it pretty well illuminated but the only thing we saw in the way of security was a rented mini van on the ramp with 2 guys in it camped about 50 yards away from the plane.

Granted the world is a different place today ...


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13192 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 12):
You just turned an assumption into a fact.

No, I just used comon sense. Look at it this way, DC-25? They don't exist. Just like this "actual" story.

And I'm no graffiti artist, but isn't the "source" of the spray paint just a little too far from the surface to get lines like that?

Fake - end of story.


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13118 times:

Quoting L1329II (Reply 3):
IF Personally I think the guy is an idiot and IF... its true he deserves to be shot on site.

Oh lighten up! Even if it's true, it's not like he killed someone... it's called a prank. How come some people get all uptight and violent over things that do little or no harm???

Man, are we turning into a nation of party-poopers?

[Edited 2006-04-18 19:13:48]

User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13118 times:

Ecko says on his website that he does not condone illegal activity, acts of vandalism, or the destruction of other people's property.

Indeed a HOAX... Also like others have stated you just don't stroll onto ADW at 12 mid-night and tag the #1 engine cowling and no one see you. He would be in deep *hit if he did indeed do this.

Also his clothing line is garbage.



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12993 times:

If it was true he would've had a camera with him plane side. YES this is a hoax with the worst video I've ever seen. It would've been all over the world news had that happened and there would be a severely beaten man in the hospital or possibly a dead man in the morgue because well Andrews is guarded better than Fort Knox.

User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12993 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 9):
They should still shoot him for the horrible clothes he has festooned upon teenagers.

Now in Guantanamo Orange! Big grin



Azzurri Campioni del Mondo!
User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12979 times:

Well, whether or not this is true, what was the point of the exercise? To get Marc Ecko and his clothing line back in some sort of public light. It's called a viral marketing campaign and those of us sitting here discussing one aspect of it (is it or isn't it real?) is worth a lot of money to them. In other words, our prolonged discussion herein prolongs this brand's eye-time for thousands of people who might want this--all at very little expense to the company.

Brilliant, I say; absolutely brilliant.

Airwave  eyebrow 



When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12979 times:

Quoting Airwave (Reply 20):
Well, whether or not this is true, what was the point of the exercise?

Three words - publicity, publicity, publicity.


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12937 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 16):
Oh lighten up! Even if it's true, it's not like he killed someone... it's called a prank. How come some people get all uptight and violent over things that do little or no harm???

If it was true, then what if he had something more dangerous than a bottle of spray paint? Any interloper who got that close deserves the .50cal that would be exiting the back of their head. It doesn't matter if it's Clinton or Bush or JFK, it's not a good idea.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12904 times:

Quoting Contrails (Reply 4):
I don't believe this for a second. Air Force One is the most heavily guarded airplane in the world.

Well, someone did manage to break into the bedroom of the Queen of England in Buckingham Palace a number of years ago. Those who believe something is impossible are only setting themselves up to be proven wrong at the very least. Many "certainties" in history were proven wrong, and airtight security is impossible.



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineL1329II From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12904 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 16):
Oh lighten up! Even if it's true, it's not like he killed someone... it's called a prank. How come some people get all uptight and violent over things that do little or no harm???

Man, are we turning into a nation of party-poopers?

Ok let me refrase this: Personally I think the guy is an idiot and IF... its true he probably would have been shot on site.

Better?  sarcastic 


25 N328KF : What about when you've got a few guys sitting outside the plane 24/7 with loaded MP5Ks?
26 Post contains images Airwave : Yes, I realize that, lol. It was a rhetorical question, as you see in my follow on sentence, lol. Or is this a rhetorical response? Oh, bother. Airwa
27 Ckfred : I saw President Bush speak at ORD in 2001. The number of armed people, Secret Service and military, around Air Force One while parked on the ramp was
28 Remcor : Yeah... that's a bit better actually. I thought you were essentially saying "How dare he do that! Him and his kind should be shot!" While if it's tru
29 MrMcCoy : I couldn't agree more. This guy is a genious.. excellent marketing.
30 SkyexRamper : Ok...so a story like this, who knows how old, would've gotten media attention no dought...but I can't find anything at the major world news sites.
31 Post contains images N766UA : Yeah, they just hopped over a fence and ran onto an empty ramp without being seen. All at Andrew's freakin' AFB, home of the most top secret and heavi
32 Post contains links and images Airwave : Oddly enough, I just read an article of Jack Trout's on Forbes.com about how marketing is in crisis...occasions such as Ecko's makes me think otherwi
33 Post contains images Boeing Nut : You really wanna see something? Someone send this link to CNN or FOX.
34 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : I'm going to call BS on this one. 1) Look how small the undercarriage looks just as before it shows him spraying the words onto the engine. 2) I'm no
35 RobTrent : Ditto ! Regards R
36 Mich : "Shot on sight" ?? How silly, sounds like a 10 year old. Was he gonna spray someone in the eye? Shoot on sight is cold war tuff guy speak. While your
37 Georgetown : I've gotta say, to the casual viewer, this is a decent fake. Absolutly no question, however, that it is fake. Yes, both SAM 27000 and SAM 28000 are ke
38 BlueFlyer : They are kept in a hanger as much as possible, none the least because which particular aircraft will operate which particular flight is classified. T
39 RobTrent : I guess in reality they would not stop to ask questions ! I think the security protocol applicable to the Presidential Boeing's would be initiated im
40 N766UA : I swear that looks like a 737-200 engine in one frame... maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me.
41 Post contains images Steeler83 : Yes, I saw that near the very bottom of the page... Damn, you beat me to posting that remark...
42 N328KF : Again, what if he had something more dangerous than a spray can? You can't always tell that at the heat of the moment. This isn't a town mayor and hi
43 Antiuser : If you actually take the time to read the legal disclaimer on the site...
44 EndAir2000 : Definatley a hoaxt I couldn't see all those antennas on the top of the fuselage that are normally on air force one
45 YULWinterSkies : You'd better do, because without free speech, even A.net existence could be threatened. Remember, some sensitive topics such as the TSA, ElAl, the FA
46 DAirbus : I am inclined to believe that the aircraft in question is not the real VC-25A but a 747-200 that has been painted as such to be used in shows such as
47 N328KF : You misinterpreted me. I do care about free speech. However, my point was that his particular issue does not matter as far as the discussion of the s
48 Boeing7E7 : Not even a remote possibility of happening without getting his @$$ shot off. It is a hoax. He'd be dead if it wasn't.[Edited 2006-04-18 20:47:44]
49 DeltaDC9 : This reminds me of a day in 1989 when we installed new Sun workstations at a Scripps Howard newspaper. The first thing we showed the Editor was a pict
50 Mattbna : As far as the video is concerned, looks like the #2 engine to me (they are claiming the 'number one' engine on their site)... I'm calling BS on this o
51 Post contains images Lightsaber : Air force gaurds near secret aircraft are all authorized to use deadly force. (If they have the full Air force radio or weapons, its a secret aircraf
52 EA CO AS : I love (and by that I mean despise) this part: Marc Ecko Enterprises does not condone illegal activity, acts of vandalism, or the destruction of other
53 Zeke : The guy does have a link to the Air Force One movie on his web site
54 Dispatchguy : If you look at the Google Earth image of the 89 MAW ramp, where the VC25 aircraft is kept, closely, you can make out a dual system of assuming barbed
55 Bond007 : Actually it's an excellent hoax. I don't think anyone here has posted that it's a hoax because it LOOKS fake - in fact it's rather well done. we assu
56 Waterpolodan : I think the disclaimer from the website (quoted in the thread) which clearly labels the video as a fake should pretty much clear this whole thing up
57 Dispatchguy : I hadnt read the disclaimer on the website...
58 Checksixx :
59 DeltaDC9 : Those planes are kept in a secure brightly lit hangar, why would it be outside?
60 SlamClick : Possibly because any number of 747s have been painted up as "Air Force One" at least on one side, for movie scenes. This could have been one of those
61 Post contains links FATFlyer : How about a media articlesstating that it is a hoax for those still wondering. "The pranksters responsible for the grainy, two-minute Web video employ
62 Post contains images Clipperhawaii : What is hilarious about this is that we now know how many morons there are in the world who would actually think this had happened considering that th
63 YWG : I'm surprised they people who made the original video weren't shot. From what I've ready they're pretty anal about thhose 747's.
64 Post contains images Waterpolodan : I hate being one of those forum jerks, but could you at least try to read some of the thread before posting? It has been clearly established that the
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Graffiti Artist "Tags" Air Force One
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Military aviation related posts only!
  • Not military related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Graffiti Artist "Tags" Air Force One posted Tue Apr 18 2006 18:25:10 by Leelaw
Misuse Of The Term "Air Force One" posted Mon May 16 2005 01:24:29 by AsstChiefMark
"Air Force One" Floor Plans posted Tue Dec 28 2004 07:39:41 by Boeing nut
Air Force One To Changi? posted Sun Nov 12 2006 11:17:31 by Shinkai
Odds Of Flying Air Force One posted Thu Nov 9 2006 02:28:17 by KingAirMan
Air Force One @ FLL posted Tue Oct 24 2006 22:19:47 by Ksonderling
Air Force One Comes To RIC! posted Thu Oct 19 2006 19:06:24 by Fbgdavidson
Air Force One Replacement? posted Mon Oct 16 2006 08:06:42 by TUSaadvantage
Air Force One Ground Ops, Etc. posted Mon Aug 28 2006 00:45:06 by MastaHanky
Air Force One Kmia posted Sun Jul 30 2006 21:44:16 by LH463

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format