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US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:58 am

I ran into this airplane in second time in two days in a row.I don't think G.W.Bush uses this plane for his European trips but I am not sure who it is.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d52/WING321/nisan06043.jpg

Yesterday it was in Athens and this morning it landed to Vien after we did.I took my chance to take a picture but appereantly our cockpit windows needs some cleaning.Anybody knows who is the passenger of this airplane?
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tommybp251b
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:42 am

It is the so called Air Force 2. It is used by the secretary of state mostly during her trips to abroad.

I dont know who was on the plane in Vienna. Here are some people who know more about it!
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LN-MOW
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:09 am

It's only called Air Force Two if the Vice President is onboard.
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:32 am

Well its not SOS Rice, she leaves for Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria on April 24th.
 
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:38 am

Maybe a support flight for Condi Rice's visit?  scratchchin 
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:47 am

"The C-32A, a military versions of Boeing's 757-200, have replaced the VC-137 aircraft that are being retired from the presidential airlift fleet. The new planes will carry cabinet members, secretaries, and other dignitaries stateside and around the world."

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/c-32.htm
 
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:51 am

Like mentioned above "Air Force 2" is the plane the VP is in.
This is deffently not the President, I don't think that GW has ever been on the 757's, and know for a fact that he is in DC. (couldn't miss the news stories yesterday with the Chinise news reporter screaming)

I am going to say that the best bet is it is support for SOS Rice.
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:55 am

Quoting UAL747DEN (Reply 6):
This is deffently not the President, I don't think that GW has ever been on the 757's

George Bush has been on the 757. He was making a swing through some smaller towns in Colorado as I recalled and landed in PHX where he spent the night and flew out on the VC-25 the next day. Talk about a waste flying both aircraft and subs.
 
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RE: US Government 757 At Vien

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:57 am

Ahh, if GWB was to fly in it. It would be promoted to AF1, temporarly.

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