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Who's Plane Is This? And What Is It Used For?  
User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5892 times:

Hey is this just a transport for some politcal figures in the states ie... Sec of State, or presidential advisors? Maybe Sec of Defense??? Anyone know? I noticed it being a 757 with winglets obviously recently retro fitted. Was this the US Air Forces from production or used to belong to an airline???

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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5886 times:

Did you forget to include a link or a picture or something?

User currently offlineJohnYYC From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

got an image or a link ?

User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5806 times:

maybe he means this one? http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1300283/L/

User currently offlineDeltaJet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5688 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the one Condoleezza Rice flys around?

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User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

Sorry gents!

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1300283&size=L


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5628 times:


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User currently offlineSFO777200LR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

Used for various reasons. Sometimes the Prez uses it, sometimes the Viz Prez, Condo has used it, some members of the "first family." Basically VIP flights for the U.S. government.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5610 times:



Quoting Boeingluvr (Thread starter):
Hey is this just a transport for some politcal figures in the states ie... Sec of State, or presidential advisors? Maybe Sec of Defense??? Anyone know? I noticed it being a 757 with winglets obviously recently retro fitted. Was this the US Air Forces from production or used to belong to an airline???

The 4 USAF C-32As were new aircraft ordered from Boeing. Winglets have recently been retro-fitted.
http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/c-32a/index.html
http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=90
http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers...rchive/2006/march/mainfeature.html


User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5601 times:



Quoting Boeingluvr (Thread starter):
Hey is this just a transport for some politcal figures in the states ie... Sec of State, or presidential advisors? Maybe Sec of Defense??? Anyone know? I noticed it being a 757 with winglets obviously recently retro fitted. Was this the US Air Forces from production or used to belong to an airline???

I'm not sure maybe itls the Vice Presidents unless it becomes AF-1 when the president flys in it. However I have personally seen former Secretary of Defense Rumsfield come off this plane http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...prev_id=&next_id=1288194&tbl=type2 before with his press corps.


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3512 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5574 times:



Quoting SFO777200LR (Reply 7):
Used for various reasons. Sometimes the Prez uses it, sometimes the Viz Prez, Condo has used it, some members of the "first family." Basically VIP flights for the U.S. government.

Diddo. It's just a VIP "pool" aircraft - whomever is deemed worthy enough to require a VIP aircraft might get this one. If the pres flies on it, it's AF1. If the Vice Pres flies on it, it's AF2. Anyone else, it's just a SAM flight.



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User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4824 times:



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 10):
SAM flight

What is a SAM flight? Sorry if it is a stupid question.
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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

no text--------------------------- delete me

[Edited 2007-12-09 14:00:40]

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

They got Pelosi flying around on the C-32A, right? Pelosi deserves Greyhound bus, not no 757 and she should be damned happy with a GV!

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4745 times:



Quoting A320ajm (Reply 11):

What is a SAM flight?

Special Air Mission.

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 13):
They got Pelosi flying around on the C-32A, right? Pelosi deserves Greyhound bus, not no 757 and she should be damned happy with a GV!

She's got (well, not hers alone) three brand new C-40Cs to choose from.....

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Good for coast to coast with the whole CA delegation. Even made it to China (not sure a stop is needed with the full 40 pax load if the polar route is taken).



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User currently offlineSBBRTech From Brazil, joined Jul 2007, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Are these US gov´t aircrafts named like Air Force 2, Air Force 3....and so on?


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User currently offlineT773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4021 times:



Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 15):
Are these US gov´t aircrafts named like Air Force 2, Air Force 3....and so on?

No. Any plane with the active POTUS on board is Airforce one. Any plane with the active Vice President on board is refered to as Airforce 2.



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4010 times:



Quoting T773ER (Reply 16):
No. Any plane with the active POTUS on board is Airforce one. Any plane with the active Vice President on board is refered to as Airforce 2.

Not quite, that applies to USAF only. It could also be Marine One, Army One, etc. Private a/c would be Executive One IIRC. Don't know what the protocol would be if he took a flight with a foreign military a/c for some reason.



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User currently offlineF14D4ever From United States of America, joined May 2005, 319 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3878 times:



Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 15):
Are these US gov´t aircrafts named like Air Force 2, Air Force 3....and so on?

Air Force One, Air Force Two, Marine One, etc. are call signs for aircraft movements with specific individuals aboard, not designations for aircraft types.



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