AC_B777
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Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:20 am

Hi all,

I thought I would share that Air Force 2 showed up at YYT this afternoon. I was just starting work and I noticed a strange looking plane on approach to runway 29. As it got closer, I saw that it was a Boeing C-32 wearing the colors of Presidential aircraft.
The plane was well down the runway before I heard what I thought was reverse thrust, however, it was the a/c powering up for an overshoot or a touch and go. I couldn't actually see.
I then saw it a few minutes later on approach again, this time with a full stop. It then taxied to the Irving ramp where it was refueled and parked for the night.
Of coarse, it was not actually AF2. There was not a lot of security around the a/c. I believe the reg was 99-003, however, I'm not sure because it was too far for me to see. And of coarse, the very day I didn't bring my camera to work with me, something exciting shows up.
Hopefully it will still be there tomorrow so I can get some pictures.
If anyone has any info on its visit, please let me know.

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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:26 am

Aw geez, you had me thinking that Dick visited St. John's!

BTW, what's up with all the USAF-VIP-aircraft threads in Civil Aviation recently???  Big grin

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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:03 pm

BTW, what's up with all the USAF-VIP-aircraft threads in Civil Aviation recently???

Has anyone ever posted in the Military Forum?!?!?  Big grin

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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:20 pm

Do these C-32's regularly refuel at YYT or Gander or Goose Bay?

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:50 pm

AF 2 is the callsign when Vice-President is on board.

I believe the reg was 99-003

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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:48 pm

Everybody always forgets the extra 0, Alpha...  Sad Sometimes it's an actual digit though.

Ren41, I dare you to find out! Big grin


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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:29 pm

Maybe it was doing field familiarization...I dare say YYT is one of their ETOPS
(-equivalent) alternates and maybe they don't want to do everything in the sim.
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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:34 pm

The C32 has been to MHT (Manchester, NH) quite a few times, usually during the election years. It will be interesting to see if AF1 shows up this year now that MHT has completed the lengthening of their runways to accommodate a 747.
If it shows up I will do my best to photograph it for A.net
 
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RE: Air Force 2 At YYT

Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:57 pm

Yyz717,

This was the first time that I have ever seen or heard of the C-32 visiting YYT. I have seen the VC-9's here on a couple of occasions though.
Hopefully we will see more C-32's come to town.
Ultimately, I would like to see AF 1 drop in, but I'd say the chances of that happening are slim to none.

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