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Air Force One In FCO Tomorrow!  
User currently offlineWingedarrow From Italy, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3996 times:

Airliners.Net photographers please mobilize for the event! As far as I can remember, the last time that an Air Force One landed in the newly built FCO was in 1962 and carried President Kennedy for his visit in Europe.

The aircraft (and its twin) are expected to arrive in Rome in the early evening and the air space will be closed 1/2 hour before and 1/2 hour after landing. Italian newspapers report that fighters are already parked in a special area of the airport close to where the US transporters will remain for a couple of days.

Any update or info are welcomed!

*Flavio*

[Edited 2007-06-07 23:36:35]


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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3984 times:

Quoting Wingedarrow (Thread starter):
and the air space will be closed 1/2 hour before and 1/2 after landing

Why is that? No other head of government flight has that, why this flight on this day? Seems a bit stupid considering that most flights affected will be carrieing top businessmen, way more important then W bush.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30641 posts, RR: 84
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3977 times:
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Quoting Wingedarrow (Thread starter):
The aircraft (and its twin) are expected to arrive in Rome in the early evening...

So 28000 did sneak out under cover of darkness... Big grin

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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3963 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Why is that? No other head of government flight has that, why this flight on this day? Seems a bit stupid considering that most flights affected will be carrieing top businessmen, way more important then W bush.

It's been that way for a long time. This is to make sure no other aircraft come close, and clears the ground.


User currently offlineRverginia From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

It's twin is still in the Everett Paint hanger, so I doubt it will show up. 2 of it's C-32A (757) cousins are also in Everett getting winglets installed. I submitted photos of the C-32A's but a.net hasn't posted them.

User currently offlineB797 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Seems a bit stupid considering that most flights affected will be carrieing top businessmen, way more important then W bush.

Are you for real??

This guy is the president of the United States. Leader of the free world. Trust me no businessman or anyone holds the same weight at the table as he does. He is my President and many in this world want to kill him so precautions need to be in place. After all we wouldnt want a liberal democrat running America.


User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Quoting Wingedarrow (Thread starter):
As far as I can remember, the last time that an Air Force One landed in the newly built FCO was in 1962 and carried President Kennedy for his visit in Europe.

Where did Air Force One land when Bush attended Pope JP II's funeral a few years ago?



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User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 6):
Quoting Wingedarrow (Thread starter):
As far as I can remember, the last time that an Air Force One landed in the newly built FCO was in 1962 and carried President Kennedy for his visit in Europe.


Where did Air Force One land when Bush attended Pope JP II's funeral a few years ago?

At that time AF One landed in CIA


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30641 posts, RR: 84
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3669 times:
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Quoting Rverginia (Reply 4):
It's twin is still in the Everett Paint hanger, so I doubt it will show up.

Are you sure about that? 5X's 744F just appeared in full colors in front of the PAE paint shop this morning so I am guessing she was inside the past few days.


User currently offlineA10WARTHOG From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 8):
5X's 744F just appeared in full colors in front of the PAE paint shop this morning so I am guessing she was inside the past few days.

There are there paint hangers at PAE, I believe two can support 747's


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30641 posts, RR: 84
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
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Quoting A10WARTHOG (Reply 9):
There are there paint hangers at PAE, I believe two can support 747's

Could be. The one on the far East is the 777 hanger, with the 767 right next to it, and then the original 747 hangar on the far West. Last 777 I saw being painted was AC's latest 772LR, but 5X's 744 was still in the 747 assembly bay at that time. So I suppose it is possible they moved her over at night and right into the 777 paint bay and painted her through last night, when they rolled her out, which would allow 28000 to still be in the 747 paint hangar, who's doors have been shut for weeks now (at least every morning and evening I drive by).

There are two 777s waiting for paint - an OZ 772ER and an AI 772LR - as of last night, but the OZ plane I think is now in the 777 hangar. I was busy staring at the 5X 744 - looks sharp! - so I didn't really check. Will do so tonight.


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