7cubed
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Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Thu May 20, 2010 2:14 am

While driving west from Lancaster to Harrisburg on 283, I spotted a lumbering hulk of an A/C that had a pain scheme similar to AF1. Just wondering if anyone else spotted it and might know if it was, in fact, AF1.

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rfields5421
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RE: Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Thu May 20, 2010 2:54 am

The President did not leave Washington today so you did not see AF1.

You might have seen one of the VC-25 aircraft which frequently becomes AF1 when the President is aboard. we can only track them by spotter reports.

Are you sure it was a B747 and not one of the B757 or B737 painted similarly?
 
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RE: Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Thu May 20, 2010 3:57 am

They regularly use MDT for practice with the VC-25, I've seen it dozens of times. I was home and assumed that's what it was when I heard it. While I haven't kept up with the news lately, it wouldn't surprise me if the president is headed somewhere in the next week or two.
 
BatonOps
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RE: Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Sun May 23, 2010 1:02 am

The VC-25 visited MDT twice on the 19th. They come up once or twice a week for practice approaches. This is nothing unusual for MDT.   
 
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RE: Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Mon May 24, 2010 5:46 pm

Sounds like it is back again today. Broken layer at 020 and I'm far enough away that it's back up in the clouds when it passes overhead.
 
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RE: Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Mon May 24, 2010 8:18 pm

Shortly after the earlier post I did see a KC10, that might have been the source of the noise today.
 
BatonOps
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RE: Air Force One In Harrisburg (MDT) Today (5/19/10)?

Thu May 27, 2010 12:52 am

The KC-10's from McGuire AFB are coming over to MDT more frequently.

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