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AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:07 pm

President Bush stoped off at SNN last night while en route to an unannounced visit to Afganastan. He reportedly walked around the terminal chatting with US troops whom were on their way to serve in Kuwait.
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:25 pm

I thought he was on his way for talks in India and Pakistan. Maybe he is visiting Afghanistan on the way there / back.
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:32 pm

Yep, he is continuing onwards to India I believe
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:48 pm

AF1 went to Kabul? That must have been a heck of a flight, I remember last time when Clinton came to India he left for Pakistan in a Gulfstream.
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:51 pm

Apparently it's for talks bout Nuclear Technology in India for powerplants. But a surprise visit wouldn't be bad for morale for some soldiers who are stuck in the middle of nowhere.
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:42 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
AF1 went to Kabul? That must have been a heck of a flight, I remember last time when Clinton came to India he left for Pakistan in a Gulfstream.

Im not 100% sure it was the jumbo, as the AF1 callsign applies to any aircraft the President is travelling on. Bringing the jumbo into Kabul would obviously carry a huge security issue.
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:00 pm

He went to Bagram, not Kabul.
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:46 pm

Quoting EI321 (Thread starter):
President Bush stoped off at SNN

Well... Until open skies agreement, the SNN stopover is a must....

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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 5):
Im not 100% sure it was the jumbo, as the AF1 callsign applies to any aircraft the President is travelling on.

Any Air Force aircraft he is on. Any Navy aircraft are Navy One, Marine aircraft are Marine One, Army aircraft are Army one, and private aircraft are Executive One.
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:46 am

I wonder why he stopped in SNN? Seems if he was going for an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, it would be non-stop. Not that I question he is going, just is a little strange.

Stopping in SNN is an announcement.

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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:23 am

From my understanding he was always going to India/Pakistan and the Afghan stop-over was unannounced (until it happened obviously)
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:16 am

It was the 747 that flew the president to Afganistan. He landed at Bagram Airbase. Here is a link to a picture on the White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea...images/20060301_d-0150-4-515h.html
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:36 am

Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
That must have been a heck of a flight, I remember last time when Clinton came to India he left for Pakistan in a Gulfstream.

Just for the record, in 2000, when President Clinton visited India and Pakistan, he visited India first and while departing from India for Pakistan, a decoy plane was sent ahead and he followed in a smaller plane (perhaps the Gulfstream)....

Quoting ETFokker50 (Reply 4):
Apparently it's for talks bout Nuclear Technology in India for powerplants.

President Bush is making an official visit to India, during which the Nuclear talks will be one of the issues being discussed....
 
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RE: AirForce One In SNN Last Night

Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:41 am

Quoting Dmt52 (Reply 11):
It was the 747 that flew the president to Afganistan. He landed at Bagram Airbase. Here is a link to a picture on the White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea....html

Was it exactly the same one? Because there are two of them.
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