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Who's Plane Is This? And What Is It Used For?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:52 am

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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Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:54 am

Did you forget to include a link or a picture or something?
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:56 am

got an image or a link ?
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:05 am

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

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:31 am

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.
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:33 am



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
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:34 am



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.
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:44 am



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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Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:21 pm



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 10):
SAM flight

What is a SAM flight? Sorry if it is a stupid question.
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Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:59 pm

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!
 
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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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Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:47 pm

Are these US gov´t aircrafts named like Air Force 2, Air Force 3....and so on?
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Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:55 pm



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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Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:13 am



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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Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:48 pm



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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