AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3568 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2407 times:
Expect the first stop to be MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA. According to local news, he'll get a helo tour of Rancho Bernardo first, then circle around to view all the fire damaged areas in the county --staying away from active fire zones due to all the fire aircraft expected to be flying tomorrow. The expectation is a short speech shortly after noon then heading north to LA basin for similar.
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
Dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
Quoting DL767captain (Reply 5): will he be in AF1 or take one of the 757s? AF1 seems like a waste to go from washington DC to SAN
The command and control capabilities of the VC-25A, combined with its ability to uplift more payload, makes it the plane of choice for most missions even if they are relatively short. The VC-32s are most often seen when an airport can't support a 747.