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Thread: Herds of Hellicopters
02-20-2012, 09:04 PM #53
Because of the proximaty of the hanger we were working on, whenever anyone was being choppered in, a couple of Jeeps with young guys with big guns would come onto the jobsite and make everyone come down to ground level. Could not even be on a ladder when the choppers when landing.
At any time, the president or any other politician from any country could be on one of those choppers. And yes, there are two AF-1 jets.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cureEcclesiastes 10:2 NIV
02-20-2012, 09:14 PM #54
And, Air Force One does not really exist as an aircraft. It's only when the president flies in it is it Air Force One, which is it's aircraft designation.
For instance, after the new president is sworn in a hellicopter takes the past President out to Andrews and flys he and his family and others back to where they want to go, typically home.
It's on the same plane he has used for the previous 4 years but it is not called Air Force One because he no longer is the President.
The same goes to "Hail to the Chief." When the soon to be President walks out the back of the Capitol, use to be the front in the old days, Hail to the Chief is not played until he is sworn in. Then from that point on Hail to the Chief is played if the occasion merits it.
BTW, my father use to own the south west section of Andrews AFB until they took it away from him in the 30's or 40's. I still have the deed somewhere I think."The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
- Alexis de Toqueville, 1835
02-20-2012, 10:01 PM #55
02-20-2012, 10:03 PM #56No matter where in the world the President travels, if he flies in an Air Force jet, the plane is called Air Force One. Technically, Air Force One is the call sign of any Air Force aircraft carrying the President. In practice, however, Air Force One is used to refer to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, which carry the tail codes 28000 and 29000. The Air Force designation for the aircraft is VC-25A.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cureEcclesiastes 10:2 NIV
02-20-2012, 10:05 PM #57
Kinda good for me as I had less grass to cut."The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
- Alexis de Toqueville, 1835
02-21-2012, 06:42 AM #58Professional Member*
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02-21-2012, 06:57 AM #59
I remember when Gerald Fords motorcade drove by our house. He was standing up out of the sun roof of a limo and was waving to people on the side of the road.
Lotsa police everywhere and helicopters about."If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding
02-21-2012, 08:17 AM #60
Don't forget, when AF-1 is in the air, there is 2 F-16 within stricking distance.
AF-1 does not fly aloneGOVERNMENT
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02-21-2012, 11:16 AM #61
About two hours before President Ford was to arrive, Secret Service agents took over the roof and made everyone in the building stay on the ground floor until the President was gone. I would have balked, but those guys don't look like someone you should balk to...Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cureEcclesiastes 10:2 NIV