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Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 3:28 am

Here is 01-0015, also in full colours, like 01-0040 :

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=33581

Photo taken in february 2002 and published only now !

C-40B 737-7DM 32916/979, for 65th AS/15th ABW d'Hickam AFB, PACAF.

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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:52 am

Very nice pic! Thanks for posting both this one and the first.
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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:06 pm

Oooops ..... typo ... the picture was indeed taken two days ago ...
Will be corrected asap!
Thanks for the compliment, though!!
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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:27 pm

I kind of wish they had reserved that very classy and elegant colorscheme for the 747 (which are commonly reffred to as the AF1) and gave the rest of the fleet, particularly the smaller planes, a more simple plain livery. Maybe just a grey body with a US flag at the nose or on the tail or something.

The 747 commonly reffered to as AF1 should be distinct because it is the president's plane.

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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:33 pm

TWAneedsnohelp .... Air Force One can also be a BBJ ... it refers to whatever Air Force aircraft the President happens to be on board .. 747 to Cessna ...
When he's on board a Marine helicopter, that ship is Marine One.
BTW, there are two 747's ..
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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:19 pm

BTW -- They are called VC-25A
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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:13 pm

When will this plane be used? I thought they had a "MD-80 lookalike" for airports that can't receive a 747.

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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:13 am

BR715-A1-30,

Why do you scream ? Big grin We know that USAF VIP 747 are called VC-25.

SK A340,

According to Scramble.nl site, it will be operated by 65th AS/15th ABW, Hickam AFB, PACAF. I don't think it will be a presidential plane.
The President fly with VC-32 (757-200) for example, when the airport can't receive the VC-25.

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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Sat Jan 25, 2003 3:26 am

LN-MOW,

Ok the date is now 21 january 2003 on JetPhotos.net :

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=26693

Not yet on Airpics.com.

Anyway, thanks for your photo  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:54 am

SK A340, the a/c is a VC-9, and is essentially a DC-9 (not the MD-80 kind).  Smile

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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Sat Jan 25, 2003 6:47 am

C-9A :


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Photo © Daniel Werner



VC-9C :


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Photo © Steven Grace



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RE: Second USAF's BBJ In Full C/s

Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:57 am

Nice work LN-MOW

You really do have a lot of interesting phototargets where you are now, keep up with the good spirit and shear them with us... no matter which "site" you belong to  Big grin

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