flashmeister
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Fri Aug 31, 2001 3:22 am

I saw her yesterday here at SAT - quite a sight. She's in pretty good shape for being such a veteran  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
CV990
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Fri Aug 31, 2001 5:33 pm


Hi!

Well here we have now "27000" in a pride place matching the other presidential airplanes, the VC-54, the VC-121, the VC-118, I think it's great to see our american friends preserving airplanes with history!
I hope to see it one day when I return to California!!!
regards
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
dennys
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Fri Aug 31, 2001 5:51 pm

sorry if i did not catch it , is this concerning a VC137C ? it wud be great if it cloud be retired in a Museum ! regards . dennys .
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Sat Sep 01, 2001 1:31 am

Old 27000 is going to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. They're building a hanger for her there. I didn't think the local airport there is big enough to handle a 707. They must have plans to partly disassemble her, move by truck, then reassemble again in the hanger. Why the Reagan Library? Reagan used 27000 more often than any of the six presidents who flew her. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
 
skyhawk
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 6:33 am

FlagshipAZ - if you will check the CNN address that Steinwayartist posted with this site, you will see that 27000 carried 7 presidents during her years of service, not 6 as you say. Nixon, Ford, Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Yes the 747 came into being during George Blush's term, but 27000 still served as backup to Mr. Clinton and now to George W.
 
sabenapilot
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 7:13 am

It really is the end of an era.
I often saw her at Brussels Airport (bringing the US delegation to NATO HQ or to meet the EU commission).
I must say however thet I prefer the B757.

Anyway, I hope they desinfect this old lady before putting her on display... after all, as you've said Skyhawk, she also served George W. Bush during her final days and we certainly don't want people to get contaminated with his ideas do we?  Wink/being sarcastic
 
skyhawk
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 8:53 am

Actually I for one, among many AMERICANS, I might add, wouldn't mind if some of George W. did rub off on her. At least it would take away some(hopefully a lot of Bill Clinton and his hideous lies!).
 
RC Pilot
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 8:56 am

exactly skyhawk

But this is an aviation chat and this is an aviation chat and no one wants to hear any of your political ideas.

sabena and skyhawk
 
skyhawk
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:07 am

RC Pilot - sorry to inflect anything political - you are right, this is aviation and aviation only.
 
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:38 am

BTW Does anyone know where 26000 is?
Thanks
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:41 am

I believe 26000 is at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio...but I'm not a hundred percent certain of this. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
 
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FlagshipAZ

Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:48 am

Thanks I check and you are right, she's at Dayton.
Again thanks!
 
N312RC
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RE: Final Flight For Retiring 'AFO' 707

Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:51 am

26000, the plane that carried president Kennedy to Dallas and back, is in the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. I boarded this aircraft and took the tour!
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