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Air Force One to Connectitcut for memorial service?

Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:27 am

First off - thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this dispicable crime in Newtown, Connectitcut. Such a horrible and senseless act, and such beautiful children taken from thier families way to young.

With Obama traveling up to the memorial service up there this evening, I was curious as to where Air Force One flew into this evening.
 
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Air Force One to Connectitcut for memorial service?

Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:00 am

Sometimes, the Secret Service uses the "Greyhound One" (not the real name) secured busses to ferry the president and his officers around. There are two built, with a lot of the requisite security and communications subsystems installed.

It would make sense to use one of these secured busses, as they are easier to transport from one point to another, especially when the travel distance is not that great and does not justify prepping Air Force One, it's support aircraft, crew and accessories for a very short range mission.

You can probably get images of the busses online if you look around, and some of what went into the outer bullet-proofing shell - it was done by the same people who secure the presidential limos and other White House vehicles.

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Air Force One to Connectitcut for memorial service?

Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:24 am

Hello! Welcome to A.net...

Sometimes, I've seen C-17s coming into town carrying his convoy of limos, which is what I assumed happened today.

(a little hint- be more specific with your title   )


Any word on the progress on the AF1 replacement? I keep hearing the 787 or 748 is going to do it.
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RE: Air Force One To Connectitcut For Memorial Service?

Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:22 pm

My guess: land at SWF, helo to some convenient location nearby.
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RE: Air Force One To Connectitcut For Memorial Service?

Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:39 pm

They flew into Bradley (BDL)
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_4702.html

I heard that Marine 1 was grounded due to weather and they used a motorcade to and from the service.
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RE: Air Force One To Connectitcut For Memorial Service?

Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:40 am

Quoting nickh (Reply 1):
and does not justify prepping Air Force One, it's support aircraft, crew and accessories for a very short range mission

Could have flown on the 757 also...although I don't know what he took on this trip.
 
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RE: Air Force One To Connectitcut For Memorial Service?

Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:06 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 4):
They flew into Bradley (BDL)

Interesting. That's a lot further away than SWF. Maybe they didn't want to have a TFR that shut down a lot of the NYC airspace?
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RE: Air Force One To Connectitcut For Memorial Service?

Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:52 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 6):
Interesting. That's a lot further away than SWF. Maybe they didn't want to have a TFR that shut down a lot of the NYC airspace?

That may be part of it. The weather was pretty poor at the time too. Since they brought the President down in a motorcade maybe they thought it would be easier to coordinate with state police for the escort. Only going through one state rather than NY and CT. Though it would be quicker by car. Newtown is only about 5 minutes from me and it take about 55 minutes for me to get down from BDL. Going to the speed limit of course .
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