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Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:24 pm

While I believe most of us assumed that ORD would be the landing airport for the new President I have to admit I had pondered GYY. According to this writeup the C-32 would be used if GYY were to be used. But how about the support aircraft that carry the limos etc. In your opinion does GYY have enough concrete length to accomodate them?

Courtesy: Gary Post-Tribune

Air Force One Lines Up Gary

http://www.post-trib.com/news/1405066,gafone.article
 
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:31 pm



Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
But how about the support aircraft that carry the limos etc.

The Secret Service and USAF preposition equipment at airports/city frequently visited by the President. How much and what kind of equipment depends on availability.

During the 1st Bush administration AMC moved a stairtruck to Kennebunkport. This ended up being seldom used though as AF1 usually went to Pease and he rode Marine One from there.

Oh BTW: The new White House website has something interesting to say re: the title "Air Force One"... It's safe to call the VC-25s "Air Force One" even when the pres is not aboard. Obama must surf a.net!!  Smile

No matter where in the world the President travels, if he flies in an Air Force jet, the plane is called Air Force One. Technically, Air Force One is the call sign of any Air Force aircraft carrying the President. In practice, however, Air Force One is used to refer to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, which carry the tail codes 28000 and 29000. The Air Force designation for the aircraft is VC-25A.



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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:38 pm



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 1):

During the 1st Bush administration AMC moved a stairtruck to Kennebunkport

Say what....? There is no airport in Kennebunlport
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:11 pm



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Say what....? There is no airport in Kennebunlport

Sanford Regional Airport.
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:16 am



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):

Sanford Regional Airport

Which is in Sanford, ME....... Big grin
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:32 pm



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):
Sanford Regional Airport.

I flew into Sanford during the 2000 election recount; and as I had recently been an FBO operator I was talking with the operator there. They had been very impressed with the Bush people; I was told that when they had gone through everything was left in order, no trash left around, and in general you would never have known that they had been there. I was pointedly told that this was decidedly not true with any other politician's retinue that had gone through (there had been a number of them.) A bit off topic, but I just wanted to put it out.
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:49 pm

Well, I saw a C-17 in STL for a presidential visit. Of course a C-17 can land most anywhere so yes, they can airlift in the presidential equipment into GYY with a C-17. I dont know how much runway GYY has, but a C-5 may fit in there too if that's how they want to go.
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 pm



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
I dont know how much runway GYY has, but a C-5 may fit in there too if that's how they want to go.

According to AirNav, Rwy 12/30 is 7003 feet long. Not sure about a C-5, but that's plenty for a C-17 - I've seen one come into FRG carrying the Thunderbirds gear, and the long rwy there is 6827 feet long - and he used less than half of it to stop.
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:27 am



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
Which is in Sanford, ME.......

A whopping 12 miles from "Kennebunlport"
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:42 am



Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
n your opinion does GYY have enough concrete length to accomodate them?

- http://www.airnav.com/airport/KGYY
- http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0901/00748AD.PDF

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 1):
Obama must surf a.net!!

- That would be great!  bigthumbsup  I have heard the man is quite the nice gentleman to both ground crews and flight crews.
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RE: Air Force One Lines Up Gary

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:04 am

Plus, it would be nice to have The President fly into the great State of Indiana frequently (Although he stay in Hoosierland would be a short one).

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