GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
Grandstanding for Conrad Burns I presume. Hell...even if I don't agree with the man's politics...seeing Air Force One was rather swanky. I couldn't tell if it was 82-8000 or 92-9000. Either way...it was pretty saweet. I even saw El Presidente himself board her. And damn was that thing quiet when she took off.
I believe I have heard it take off from 7 miles away before. That's the distance between my house and Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson. I think it was AF1 because it was the only plane in the area and the time was right. I heard rumbling and about a minute later I could see it flying to the Southeast.
EDIT: This is #500 for me. I don't expect anyone to care though.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
I got to see AF1 Take of from Elmendorf AFB back in 2002. I was a ways away driving, it shot into the air much faster than the other 747s that take off out of ANC. I am sure it has lots to do with the load factors on the respective planes. A heavilty loaded cargo vs one with 100 or so people in it. I may not be a GWB fan, but I do love seein AF1 when the chance arises.