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Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Thu Aug 30, 2001 7:33 am

After flying many U.S. Presidents over 1-million miles, this beautiful Boeing 707 is being retired........


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Any of you ever see #27000 in person?
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Thu Aug 30, 2001 7:38 am

Yes. During Reagan and Bush I era.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Thu Aug 30, 2001 9:48 am

According to my local newsweb (www.mbl.is) Air Force One has been in use since December 1972. During that period it has made a total of 444 trips and travelled about 1 million miles. In those 29 years it has served 6 presidents (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton & George W. Bush).

Here is a photo taken today after the last trip (from Waco to San Antonio).

Reykjavik Aviation Photography - Just bring the aircraft to us and we'll photograph them! :-)
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Thu Aug 30, 2001 10:42 am

Saw it land once in Greensboro in the 80s when Reagan came for something.... Beautiful plane!
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Thu Aug 30, 2001 3:08 pm

Saw it in Hong Kong with HKGSpotter1 at Kai Tak years ago on top of a shopping center calling up
"Sam Two seven thousand" Actually I might have also seen it in HKG calling up "PACCOM 01"..or that might have been something else. Can't remember. Oh well.
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sat Sep 01, 2001 9:04 am

Asgeirs - need to make a little correction for you. 27000 flew for 7 presidents NOT 6 as you mentioned. Your news page forgot Richard Nixon whom you may or may not know was president in 1972 before Gerald Ford.

And yes I had the very good fortune to see the plane up close and personal. That year National(original) had the contract for the White House press corps. As a flight attendant for National, I bid and received many of those charters. Because of them I met a Major who was stationed at Homestead Air Force Base where we would leave from when Mr. Nixon was going back to Andrews after visiting Bebe Rebozzo on Key Biscayne(Miami). On one occasion since Mr. Nixon was running late, the crew was granted a short tour of Air Force One. P.S. Also got to date a really good looking AF Major for a while.
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sat Sep 01, 2001 9:25 am

We had it at BWI with BIG BILL on board.
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sat Sep 01, 2001 10:31 am


So what's the replacement? A 757?
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sat Sep 01, 2001 10:43 am

767-332ER - the aircraft was already replaced. If I'm not mistaken it was replaced when George Bush was in office by a 747.
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sat Sep 01, 2001 7:20 pm

Why would Clinton and Bush jr. fly on the 707 when the 747 had been in service for years?  Confused

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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sun Sep 02, 2001 1:10 am

I saw it Aug. 10th 2001 at Kona Airport in the Big Island of the Great State of Hawaii". Why was it there? I have pics too.

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Sky Hawk

Sun Sep 02, 2001 1:44 am


You are talking about the 747 that is used on major hauls. This 707 is used here domestically a lot of times, so what will they plan on using domestically?
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
 
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RE: 767-332ER

Sun Sep 02, 2001 2:33 am

When he come to New York, for example, he uses his Marine helicopter. I am sure when he goes to the west coast and probably Texas he still uses the 74.
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sun Sep 02, 2001 3:49 am

Does anyone know if Van Nuys Airport (VNY) will get the last landing? It's closest to the library, its future home.
 
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RE: Air Force 1 #27000 Carries Its Last President

Sun Sep 02, 2001 4:14 am

which a/c # is on display the Museum of Flight in Seattle? When did that one enter service, and when did it stop and what presidents did that particular plane transport?