as739x
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Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:30 am

I have noticed a large amount of Air Force traffic the last few weeks in San Francisco, Now I have been working her 14 years and have never seen so much. I have seen multiple C-37 (including a G-4 on the ramp the last few days). Also, 2 weeks ago a C-40 was in over a night or two.

Just curious if anyone has come feedback!
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sphealey
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RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:40 am

Perhaps they are re-routing traffic across the Pacific and away from the volcanic dust cloud over the Atlantic and polar routes?

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RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:17 am

No, this was way before the volcano. Yesterdays arrival was met by 2 black suv's. Which is normal, just the high frequency of these a/c rolling in and out is not normal.
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RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:16 am

Sorry its me doing a few SFO spotting trips and i like to make a show when i fly in haha just kidding. I wonder if there is going to be some high profile thing going on there soon and they are just coming in for some prep work.
 
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RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 pm

Quoting dl767captain (Reply 3):

Could be! They been pretty regular. Now, we have 2 Super Stallions (look to be Marine's) parked at plot-41 as well. They flew in 4/26 mid-day and are still here this morning 4/28.

I'm not complaining about the military flying for sure, love it. Just curious of the add frequency.
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RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:01 pm

It is the Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who represents also the San Franciso district in Congress. She has been suttling back and forth from ADW-SFO to do local campagining for her reelection as well as pushing bills through the House.

In the past, the USAF provided her with the C-20A, but she complained about the refueling stop it needed going westward (usually at IAB). She has demanded use of the C-37A, the C-32A and C-40B from the USAF..
 
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RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:48 pm

The President is coming to SF sometime in May to participate in a fundraiser for Sen. Boxer. Some pre-planning will be going on.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36128.html

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