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Air Force One On The History Channel

Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:17 am

Tonight the History Channel ran a new special on Air Force One. It looks to have been filmed last summer and covered Pres Bush's trip to Africa. Lots of behind the scenes video and some rarely see parts of the aircraft. One thing I'm interested in knowing... Since the VC-25 is a 747-200...be it with an updated cockpit I noticed it had a full FE panel.. with someone working it. Does the VC-25 carry an FE and is he enlisted or an officer..?
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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:04 am

I believe it is filled by an officer. Also, the VC-25 have (there are two of them) navigator stations.

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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:54 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 1):
I believe it is filled by an officer. Also, the VC-25 have (there are two of them) navigator stations.

David

And they are in addition to the FE. Because it appeared that he was sitting facing the rear of the plane, a bit further back from where the FE was sitting in the cockpit.
 
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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:49 am

I enjoyed that episode because I was sitting on the ramp waiting the freeze to end when the aircraft departed Andrews. It was my last off station flight in the Hercules and a memorable way to end a 26 year military flying career. It was most impressive to see out our cockpit window.

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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:22 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 1):
Also, the VC-25 have (there are two of them) navigator stations.

- Well, on second thought, the cockpit crew consists of the commander (in the left seat), a "Right Seater" (I suppose a LtCol or Major), and then both a navigator and an engineer (and I would have no idea what ranks those officers would be, at least an O-3 probably).

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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:23 am

Do you think The History Channel will ever reair this show?
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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:04 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
Do you think The History Channel will ever reair this show?

If they don't, it would probably be the first time they didn't!
 
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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:55 pm



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 4):
Well, on second thought, the cockpit crew consists of the commander (in the left seat), a "Right Seater" (I suppose a LtCol or Major), and then both a navigator and an engineer (and I would have no idea what ranks those officers would be, at least an O-3 probably).

If I remember, I think the Nav was an Lt Col., the flight engineer was a senior NCO (SMGT?) F/Es in the USAF are all enlisted.
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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:37 am



Quoting Rwessel (Reply 6):
If they don't, it would probably be the first time they didn't!

- I wonder if they have the show on DVD?
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RE: Air Force One On The History Channel

Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:58 pm

When I was in nav school in 1982, Navigator magazine had an article by the President's navigator. It was most impressive until he also wrote that he was the one responsible for the crew's luggage. That made me glad I was getting a fighter.

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