RampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4189 times:
VP Cheney visited Camp Atterbury, IN. today. Now, you would think that Air Force 2 would've landed in IND, but to my surprise the B757 landed in Columbus, IN. (I don't know the 3-letter code) I knew there was an airport in Columbus, but didn't realize the runway was big and long enough to hand the B757.
- A Mr Obvious statement, but BAK is only about 12 miles from Camp Atterbury whereas IND is about 37 miles (by ground convaence). All the convoy had to do was drive straight up US 31 and turn into the base. And IND is a busier airport and having that C-32 fly into IND would have caused more congestion and commotion. Flying into BAK was much more "low keyed" and much easier for the feds and local law enforcement to get him in and out. He was not here very long and there was very little media attention placed on the story here.
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!