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C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:18 pm

Was it the runway lengths in Alabama that forced POTUS to use the C-32 as Air Force One to KSC today?

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/new...rives-at-kennedy-space-center.html

[Edited 2011-04-29 12:57:28]
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skipness1E
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:23 pm

Quoting WF2BNN (Thread starter):
PONTUS

POTUS, as many of you know, PONTUS was surely the PILATE.
 
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:23 pm

Hopfully it was a fuel saving measure. It's ridiculous to fly a 747 on this kind of trip.
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:44 pm

They could have used the DC-9 version instead...but maybe those JT8s guzzle more than what the 757 would use? Just a thought.
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
POTUS, as many of you know, PONTUS was surely the PILATE.

Classic!
 
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
POTUS, as many of you know, PONTUS was surely the PILATE.

I do believe that would be PONTIUS....  
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:37 pm

Tuscaloosa Regional, 6,500 feet.
 
AirRyan
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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:30 am

Anybody have any better pics?

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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Sun May 01, 2011 12:14 am

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 2):
Hopfully it was a fuel saving measure. It's ridiculous to fly a 747 on this kind of trip.

I have seen POTUS use the VC-25 to come to PHL from Washington. One would think that to go anywhere from say DC-NYC they could just use Marine One.

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RE: C-32 As Air Force ONE To KSC

Sun May 01, 2011 3:25 am

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 8):
I have seen POTUS use the VC-25 to come to PHL from Washington. One would think that to go anywhere from say DC-NYC they could just use Marine One.

They could and will when they get the VH-71. (Yeah, I'm all but assuming Boeing gets the nod with what will essentially by a similar VH-71 that already exists, minus the nonsense that the WHMO and NAVAIR tried to stuff on the former LM VH-71.)

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