skane340
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Obama To CPH

Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:46 am

Hi,

I heard that Obama will be in CPH (or south of Sweden) on Friday 2nd. Any more information? What airport will he fly to (CPH or MMX)?
What airframe?

As I am flying on friday from CPH at 9.40 AM, will there be any delays due to Obama?
 
flynorth
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RE: Obama To CPH

Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:03 pm

He is coming into CPH.

It might be trouble if you are coming over the bridge from the Swedish side, since the Danish police have requested that the Öresund-bridge closes (both road and rail) between 07.30 - 08.30 and then 11.30 - 12.30 (both times are provisional).

http://sydsvenskan.se/danmark/articl...ning-overraskar-Skanetrafiken.html

Information from local Swedish newspaper.

Regards,
flynorth
 
Airstud
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RE: Obama To CPH

Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:47 pm



Quoting Skane340 (Thread starter):
What airframe?

Air Force One, presumably?
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Someone83
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RE: Obama To CPH

Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:52 pm



Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
Air Force One, presumably?

Air Force One is not a specific airframe, but any (American) aircraft your president is on-board. However if he's coming it will be in a VC-25...... Wink Either with registration 28000 or 29000
 
CPH-R
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RE: Obama To CPH

Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:35 pm



Quoting Skane340 (Thread starter):
As I am flying on friday from CPH at 9.40 AM, will there be any delays due to Obama?

There shouldn't be any delays. Obama will arrive at around 6 AM and depart at around 1-2 pm, so any knock-on effect from airspace being closed while Air Force One lands, should be gone by the time your flight is departing.
 
rfields5421
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RE: Obama To CPH

Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:55 pm

The trip/ appeal didn't work - Chicago is out of the running for 2016.
 
prebennorholm
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RE: Obama To CPH

Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:50 am



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 5):
The trip/ appeal didn't work - Chicago is out of the running for 2016.

No, but the delays certainly did work.

In the afternoon, when Obama was supposed to leave from CPH, an all white plane (maybe a C-40?) had parked close to AF1. A single man from the all while plane (rumored to be the suppreme commander in Afghanistan) had a half hour long meeting on AF1.

While CPH was completely closed!!! For security reasons.

Danish police wasn't even informed about it.

It was not very popular. I think it was stretching our hospitality to the limit, or beyond limit.

If he couldn't have had that meeting at the US embassy downtown Copenhagen (maybe because the coms facilities of AF1 was needed), then at least he could have made a stopover at some military air base out in the countryside, or in a neighbor country, Germany, Britain or whatever.

The result was even more thousands of travellers being delayed, and even more havoc with airliner connections spreading all over Europe, as if it was a major weather event.

Could someone close to the president please give him a hint telling that closing a capital city airport for the duration of a meeting between two gentlemen is not acceptable.
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Tiger119
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RE: Obama To CPH

Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:26 am



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 3):
Air Force One is not a specific airframe, but any (American) aircraft your president is on-board

- If it is an USAF aircraft it is then called "Air Force One," if it is an USMC aircraft, "Marine One," if an Army aircraft, "Army One," if a USN aircraft, "Navy One,' if a U.S. civil aircraft (say a private G550) it is refered as "Executive One." Those distinctions go away after the president leaves office (example: When President Richard M Nixon was leaving office and flying back to California and before President Gerald R Ford was sworn in a President, the aircraft RMN was on was refered to as "Airforce One" but as soon as GRR was sworn in as President RMN's aircraft (the call sign) was reverted back to the tail number which ever one of the VC-137Cs he was flying in at the time).

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 6):
It was not very popular. I think it was stretching our hospitality to the limit, or beyond limit.

If he couldn't have had that meeting at the US embassy downtown Copenhagen (maybe because the coms facilities of AF1 was needed), then at least he could have made a stopover at some military air base out in the countryside, or in a neighbor country, Germany, Britain or whatever.

The result was even more thousands of travellers being delayed, and even more havoc with airliner connections spreading all over Europe, as if it was a major weather event.

Could someone close to the president please give him a hint telling that closing a capital city airport for the duration of a meeting between two gentlemen is not acceptable.

- I would think it would make much more sense to send the family back home to ADW in one of the C-32s and fly to Ramstein for the meeting. Safer for them and better for the host city so they can get back to their lives.

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