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  • Under Obama, Air Force One cost per hour jumps 27% to $228,288 [Lecture Today on Global Warming]

    09/23/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Paul Bedard
    The president spent over $7.3 million on just three trips in 2013, including $2.1 million to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August, according to new flight documents provided by the Air Force to a public watchdog group.
  • Amid Crises, Obama's Busy Social Schedule Means Double Duty for Air Force One

    08/31/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Byron York
    In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period, only to turn around and fly back to his earlier location — once after just a few hours in the White House. Why the peripatetic travel schedule? Well, there was a wedding and a bachelor party involved — and an expensive mix of socializing, work, and vacation. On Thursday, the White House announced Obama would travel to Westchester, N.Y., on Friday to attend a Democratic fundraiser. The president would then travel on to Newport, R.I., later...
  • Exclusive - Study: Obama Most Well-Traveled, Expensive President In History Through Five Years

    03/23/2014 8:17:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/14 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a forthcoming study from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation (NTUF) provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “The most internationally well-traveled President, through five years, is also flying the most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date,” NTUF wrote. After five years in the White House, Obama has taken 31 trips for a total of 119 days abroad. At that point in George W. Bush’s presidency, Bush had taken 28 trips for 116 days, while...
  • Under Obama, Air Force One cost per hour jumps 27% to $228,288

    03/01/2014 6:25:19 AM PST · by shove_it · 38 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    The president spent over $7.3 million on just three trips in 2013, including $2.1 million to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August, according to new flight documents provided by the Air Force to a public watchdog group. Judicial Watch told Secrets that the sky-high jet travel costs for the first family's 2012-2013 Christmas vacation in Hawaii, their beach vacation on Martha's Vineyard last summer and President Obama's brief trip to California in August totalled $7,396,531.20. The Air Force said it costs $228,288 an hour to fly Air Force One, a massive $48,535 jump from the last...
  • Michael Ramirez Nails it As Always

    10/26/2011 8:23:26 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 26 October 2011 | Michael Ramirez
    FR rules...must click on link.
  • Upscale Lands First lady Michelle Obama on Cover

    09/17/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | September 16, 2001
    Upscale Magazine has scored an interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama for its October, 2011 issue. She is also featured on the cover. “First Lady Michelle Obama represents the spirit of today’s African-American mother, wife and champion of change." In the October Upscale cover story, entitled “National Treasure,” Michelle Obama opens up to Spelman College graduates about her life as a young black girl in the Southside of Chicago “Some of you may have grown up like me, in neighborhoods where few had the chance to go to college,” explained Mrs. Obama, who prefers to...
  • AFL-CIO's Trumka, SEIU's Henry and UAW's King all got free ride to Detroit with Obama on AF1.

    09/06/2011 9:47:03 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Reuters correspondent Bohan confirms the Presidents of all 3 Unions flew free on AF1 on the taxpayer dime with Obama to his detroit speech. He doesnt even hide his backers now. I'm just disgusted that he gets to use our money this way. Its obvious he has done a deal with unions and this jobs plan is going to be so pro-union its unbelievable.
  • Lay Off Michelle Obama's Spain Trip, Republicans

    08/15/2010 11:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 14, 2010 | John Aloysius Farrell, Contributing Editor
    Somewhere out there, in what Winston Churchill once called “the Great Republic” is the not-too-happy wife of a Republican governor or senator. This poor lass has devoted the last two or three decades of her life to the gruesome indignities of American politics, shaking hands with morons, forfeiting all privacy, wearing a fixed grin, warily eyeing the bouncy blondes on her husband’s campaign staff and trying to retain her girlish figure through the endless parade of bull roasts, picnics, fundraising banquets and state fairs. (“Try the deep-fried Twinkies ma’am?”) She has done this all with one thought in mind. Someday,...
  • Kucinich in Obama's crosshairs

    03/15/2010 10:11:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 11 replies · 702+ views
    Air Force One took off from suburban Maryland today at 11:13 a.m. and landed 48 minutes later in Cleveland. For Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) -- who says he plans to vote no on the president's health-care bill -- it must have felt like a much longer flight. Obama invited Kucinich and undecided Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) to the ultimate pressure cooker as he tries to nail down a majority for his top domestic priority. What was said at 35,000 feet is anyone's guess, and Kucinich is -- for once -- not talking. The president talked one on one with Kucinich...
  • New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder : The Pentagon also released the flight manifest

    07/31/2009 9:14:09 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 105 replies · 3,162+ views
    NBC NewYork.com ^ | 7/31/2009 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE
    Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April. The photos are posted right on the Pentagon's Website, defense officials said today. The Pentagon also released a heavily redacted flight manifest. The April 27 photo-op caused quite a fright in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey, as many people who had lived through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks thought the city was again under siege. Workers poured out of office buildings as the planes buzzed the...
  • Louis Caldera Joins Center for American Progress as Senior Fellow (Responsible for AF-1 NYC flyover)

    06/11/2009 4:28:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 691+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 11, 2009 | Michael Coleman
    Former University of New Mexico President Louis Caldera - who resigned as director of the White House Military Office last month following an Air Force One photo op gone wrong - has a new gig. The Center for American Progress, a self-described "progressive" think tank founded by John Podesta, a former chief-of-staff to President Clinton, has hired Caldera to work on higher education and national security issues. Caldera, a former U.S. Army secretary, will make a strong addition to the staff, Podesta said.
  • Kicking & Screaming: Journo Dragged From Near AF1

    05/28/2009 2:06:03 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 28 replies · 1,339+ views
    LA/News ^ | 5/28/9 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Enlarge Photo Secret Service personnel remove Brenda Lee from near Air Force One after Lee attempted to give President Obama a letter, Thursday May 28, 2009, at LAX. Top News Photos View SlideshowSee amazing photos from around the globe... The Obama Presidency in Photos View SlideshowTake a look at the best photos of President Obama and his family captured during the first few months in office. Airport...
  • The Filming Of "Red Tails"

    05/11/2009 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 54 replies · 1,872+ views
    THE OBAMA FILE ^ | 5/10/09 | BECKWITH
    This is a great video. It shows the three aircraft orbiting over the Statue of Liberty during the Air Farce One incident. (The money shot is near the end) The "Red Tail F-16" is clearly a prop. If the George Lucas' film "Red Tails" has, as is likely, a 3D IMAX version, and this sequence were to be used as an epilogue, the camera plane would likely have an external camera mount to attach an IMAX camera. Publicity stills would have been photographed by an air combat photographer during the flight. According to this Wall Street Journal article, the camera...
  • Obama's Air Force One in Shootdown Scare Over New York City

    05/10/2009 6:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 2,507+ views
    FourWinds10 ^ | April 28, 2009 | Sorcha Faal
    Russian Military Officers are reporting to Prime Minister Putin this morning that President Obama [pictured top left with UN Secretary General Ban] was stopped by US Air Force fighter jets while Air Force One was attempting to land in New York City where Obama was scheduled to meet UN, Russian and Chinese diplomats for what the White House had communicated was ‘critical and vital’ information relating the influenza pandemic currently overrunning the World. Though the US propaganda media is portraying this shocking incident involving the most secure aircraft in the World as a ‘photo op’ staged by the Pentagon, statements...
  • White House aide Louis Caldera loses job over Manhattan flyover fiasco involving Air Force One

    05/08/2009 1:18:28 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 315 replies · 15,972+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 5-8-09 | By Kenneth R. Bazinet
  • After Flyover of Air Force One Backup, Military Office Director Resigns (One Picture Released)

    05/08/2009 9:51:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies · 1,906+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 5/08/2009 | NYTimes
    The director of the White House Military Office submitted his resignation on Friday, less than two weeks after he authorized a flyover by an Air Force One backup of the Statue of Liberty that terrified thousands of people in New York City. Louis Caldera, who served as the secretary of the Army in the Clinton administration, apologized for the “distraction” that approving the flyover caused. He said in a brief letter to President Obama on Friday that it “has made it impossible for me to effectively lead the White House Military Office.”
  • New York City Flyover Photo Flop Triggers Recriminations

    04/28/2009 9:51:45 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 59 replies · 2,046+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/28/2009
    A photo-op over the Manhattan skyline that sent thousands of New Yorkers running for their lives has officials in Washington, D.C., running for cover. Many New Yorkers on Tuesday were asking what the Obama administration could have been thinking when it authorized an Air Force One backup plane to fly over the city for photos capturing the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The 747 plane, with an F-16 escort following close behind, circled the Statue of Liberty and the skyline near the World Trade Center site for about a half-hour. Offices were evacuated. Emergency call...
  • 'Photo op' evokes fears of Sept. 11 ( More stupidity by the Obama administration )

    04/28/2009 4:32:42 AM PDT · by kellynla · 61 replies · 1,938+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Christina Bellantoni
    President Obama's White House was forced to issue an apology Monday after a photo opportunity gone badly wrong - an Air Force One backup did a low flyover over Lower Manhattan, prompting terrified citizens to flee their offices and high-profile accusations of government insensitivity in the post-Sept. 11 era. White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera issued a brief statement saying he was to blame, and an administration official said the president was "furious" about the photo op, which had been in the works for one month. "Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for...
  • Jet flyover in lower Manhattan sets off panic (Yeah, right!)

    04/27/2009 5:52:35 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 48 replies · 1,756+ views
    Google/AP ^ | April 28, 2009 | ULA ILNYTZKY and SARA KUGLER
    An airliner and supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline in a flash just as the work day was beginning Monday. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11. For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low. But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of...
  • Video: Obama Photo Op Disaster: New Yorkers Running Scared in the Streets by Goldman Sachs

    Watch Video: http://www.butasforme.com/2009/04/27/white-house-sorry-for-terror-scare-in-nyc-why-obama-wanted-to-do-a-photo-op-right-around-the-site-of-the-world-trade-center-defies-the-imagination/Why Obama wanted to do an airplane photo op right around the site of the World Trade Center defies the imagination…
  • Air Force One photo op panics NYC - finger-pointing begins...

    04/27/2009 1:57:42 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 41 replies · 1,891+ views
    CSM ^ | 4/27/09 | Mikey_1962
    Of course no one is taking responsibility for this. Who would want their name on this public relations fiasco? Following an astonishing decision to let a Boeing 747 buzz the Manhattan skyline this morning without informing the public, you get what you typically expect from government when a mistake is made: not my fault. 9/11 Bringing back memories of September 11 to New York City residents, entire buildings were evacuated after — what turned out to be one of President Obama’s planes — swooped low over the Statue of Liberty into lower Manhattan on Monday morning. The 747 was escorted...
  • Air Force One Photo Opp Triggers Panic in Manhattan

    04/27/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 150 replies · 6,911+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | April 27, 2009 | MARK CRUDELE, RICHARD ESPOSITO and LISA STARK
    A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and two fighter jets flying at low altitude led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan this morning, triggering memories of 9-11 as many evacuated their offices... According to officials, the flight -- authorized by the FAA -- came in as low as 1000 feet to 150 feet above the city as it made a large circle over Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey... Other officials noted that they were led to believe the flight would be limited to the area near the...
  • Obama Plane Photo Op Startles New Yorkers

    04/27/2009 11:42:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 2,550+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 27, 2009 | MURRAY WEISS, KIRSTEN FLEMING and JEREMY OLSHAN
    A jumbo jet being chased by a F-16 fighter jets buzzed Lower Manhattan this morning, panicking New Yorkers, many of whom were forced to evacuate their office buildings. It was not a terrorist attack, however, but a photo opportunity for Air Force One, sources told the Post.
  • Obama plays Top Gun ... buzzes lower Manhattan with Air Force One (w/VIDEO)

    04/27/2009 12:14:23 PM PDT · by mfnorman · 27 replies · 2,106+ views
    Obama's FAA and Air Force scare the s%!t out of New York office workers by flying Air Force One, escorted by an F-16, low over Manhattan in what was described by the the FAA as a "photo-op".
  • Obama Is Just Plane Stupid

    04/28/2009 2:57:15 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 120 replies · 3,587+ views
    THE OBAMA FILE ^ | 4/28/2009 | Beckwith
    A perfect storm of idiocy led to a frightening 9/11 flashback for thousands of New Yorkers Monday when a jumbo jet and an F-16 fighter jet buzzed lower Manhattan without warning. (video -- flyby) (video -- panic) (video -- Ground Zero) A "furious" Mayor Bloomberg denounced the dunces who dreamed up the stunt. Bloomberg said, "Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo-op right around the site of the World Trade Center catastrophe defies imagination. Poor judgment would be a nice ways to phrase it, but they did. I also think that once they had told us, we should...
  • The Air Farce One Report -- A Classic Case Of Misdirection

    05/09/2009 4:30:54 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 208 replies · 8,273+ views
    The Obama File ^ | 5/9/09 | Beckwith
    A White House military aide who authorized an Air Force flyover of New York that caused panic among some people in the city resigned on Friday. Louis Caldera said in a resignation letter to Obama that the controversy over the mission -- a photo shoot of a jumbo jet used as Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background -- made it impossible for him to lead the White House Military Office (WHMO). White House officials said the flight was designed to update the official photo of the plane, known as Air Force One when the president...
  • Photo of Air Force One Released by White House(NY Flyover)

    05/09/2009 11:10:30 AM PDT · by GVnana · 56 replies · 3,135+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/9/2009
  • Wasn’t the photo shoot of AF1 supposed to be of Barack by extension?

    05/09/2009 3:06:24 AM PDT · by TWP guy · 46 replies · 2,011+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 5/9/09 | Blaine Fallis
    Oh yes - there is a report released Friday afternoon to avoid further embarrassment, that misdirects the public by focusing on who knew of the photo shoot and when. Not once does the report explore in the slightest WHY they would be wanting to do a photo shoot of AF1 in the first place. No no, that’s not important, right? But the report does confirm several times over that this was in fact a photo shoot that had been in the planning since early March, or before. That’s when it dawned on me: this President is the most photographed man...
  • All That For This: Flyover Photo Released (Pic)

    05/08/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 148 replies · 4,644+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | 5/8/2009 | Marcia Kramer
    President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of an official who authorized the presidential aircraft flyover in lower Manhattan last month, CBS 2 has learned. Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, handed in his resignation Friday. The news comes as Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Air Force flyover that sparked a panic was not adequately reviewed and approved by senior service and department officials. The flyover was arranged as part of a photo opportunity for White House records. The official photo was released along with Caldera's resignation and the official report on the flyover.
  • Fly By Farce Theory

    04/28/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT · by shoptalk · 35 replies · 1,459+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    JOM (Just One Minute) poster Mustang has a plausible theory on the fly-by over Manhattan yesterday: that it was to aid in the production of a film Red Tail about the Tuskegee Airman called Red Tail. Tom Maguire details it: This is an interesting theory about yesterdays fly-by of Manhattan - they were putting together some footage which would be useful to George Lucas' upcoming film about the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, known as the Red Tails. Well - this will never be admitted. And the red-tailed photo of the trailing fighter may just be a trick of the light....
  • Red Tail Escorts Air Force One Over Lady Liberty & Ground Zero

    04/28/2009 10:29:36 AM PDT · by shoptalk · 49 replies · 2,909+ views
    Perfunction ^ | April 28, 2009 | Mustang 0302
    Commenter Mustang 0302 offers the most interesting theory of the day over at Just One Minute: Connecting some dots, here. At least one of the escorting F-16s was from the Alabama ANG, Red Tail and all. Could this photo op mission have any particular connection to A NEW MOVIE due out this year? Could that connection explain the WHMO's eagerness to get some current glamour shots of BHO's A/C, escorted by the descendants of the Tuskegee Airmen, while flathatting over "the target formerly known as Ground Zero"? Just imagine the powerful, beautiful imagery of these aircraft during this mission, accompanied...
  • Military Office Director Resigns in Wake of New York Fly-by

    05/08/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,572+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – The director of the White House Military Office has submitted his resignation in the wake of an April 27 aerial photo shoot with a presidential aircraft over New York City. Louis Caldera, who served as secretary of the Army during the Clinton administration, resigned his office effective May 22. “I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group’s aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible to effectively lead the White House Military Office,” Caldera wrote in his letter of resignation. President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation, White House...
  • $328,000 Photo: WH Will Release Pic from Air Force One NYC Fiasco

    05/07/2009 1:02:48 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies · 2,555+ views
    ABC news ^ | May 7, 2009 | JUSTIN ROOD and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    The White House has apparently had a change of heart, and will release "a photo" from the pricey, fright-inducing Manhattan flyover photo-op involving an Air Force fighter jet and a Boeing 747 which is sometimes used as the president's plane. he White House has said it is conducting an internal review of the fiasco, which cost over $328,000 in taxpayer dollars and frightened a broad swath of lower Manhattan, site of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers. "The report I believe will be concluded at some point this week. We'll release its findings and release a photo,"...
  • New Yorkers Frightened By Air Force One Fly-Over Considering Class Action Lawsuit

    05/06/2009 7:23:24 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 89 replies · 2,370+ views
    KMC.com ^ | May 6 2009
    Because of damages caused by post traumatic stress, I guess. On Tuesday, Obama told reporters, ?It was a mistake. It was something we found out about along with all of you. And it will not happen again.? Caldera quickly apologized for the operation. ?Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,? Caldera said to CNN. ?While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it?s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption.? But the apology was not enough for some people in...
  • 'Air Force One' photo: Coming this week

    05/06/2009 2:43:36 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 44 replies · 1,591+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 6, 2009 | Mark Silva
    The White House says it will indeed release a photograph from the $329,000 "photo shoot'' of one of the Air Force jumbo jets that serve as Air Force One when the president is aboard but mainly served to scare a lot of New Yorkers in that recent flyover. President Barack Obama voiced outrage over the incident, as did the mayor of New York, the senior senator from New York and many street-level New Yorkers who didn't know what to make of the presidential aircraft trailed by an F-16 fighter making low arcs over the Hudson River. It was a "photo-op,''...
  • Obama Refuses To Release Pictures of AF1 NY Flyover.

    05/05/2009 1:13:36 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 69 replies · 2,426+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/5/09 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    <p>The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.</p> <p>"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.</p>
  • White House Not Releasing Fly Over NYC Photos (my title)

    05/05/2009 11:47:37 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 36 replies · 1,950+ views
    FOX News | 5/5/09
    Just announced on FOX news: "The White House has declined to release the photos taken of the backup of the AF1 plane that flew over NYC and past the Statue of Liberty for a photo op last month..." No more details available on FOX's website. Remember this: Photo Flop
  • HARDFIRE! Are the Paranoids Coming to Get Us?

    05/01/2009 9:53:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies · 559+ views
    Iowahawk ^ | Latest Post as of 5/1/09 | Dave Burge
    Dave Burge Welcome to Iowahawk HARDFIRE! I'm your host Dave Burge. In today's edition of HARDFIRE!: Americans running terrified in the streets, wearing respirator masks, openly complaining about taxes -- coincidence, or deadly harbinger of a new age of national schizophrenic paranoia? Joining me to find answers are actress-activist Janeane Garofalo, spokesvirus for the Latino immigrant disease community Porco Influenza, and White House transportation czar Air Force One. Put on your asbestos groin cup and let's play HARDFIRE! Theme Music Dicka dicka doo, dicka dicka doo! POW POW POW! Shrrrrrredddd! Dave Burge In the 1970 Black Sabbath monster hit Paranoid,...
  • New Photoshop Contest, Obama Air Force One Photo OP

    04/29/2009 12:15:46 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 698 replies · 57,167+ views
    4-29-09 | edzo
    in the spirit of the Original Obama teleprompter photoshop thread, I would like to start a new contest, Original Teleprompter Photoshop threadFor this contest please photoshop Air Force One into your favorite pics to create the perfect Obama Air Force One Photo Op below is my entry
  • Photoshop request

    04/28/2009 8:16:40 PM PDT · by sig226 · 26 replies · 1,209+ views
    Can someone change this to Air Force One? :)
  • Military Flyover Manhattan Yesterday Cost $328,835.00

    04/28/2009 4:00:54 PM PDT · by kellynla · 91 replies · 3,072+ views
    FOX NEWS | 4/28/2009 | Bret Baier
    The military flyover Manhattan yesterday costs $328,835.00
  • FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

    04/28/2009 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 137 replies · 5,682+ views
    SeeBS ^ | 4/28/09
    Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again" A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty. CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question. Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public. In a memo obtained by CBS...
  • FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos

    04/27/2009 7:30:01 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 387 replies · 15,445+ views
    FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos by Staten Island Advance Monday April 27, 2009, 10:03 AM A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a "pre-planned" military flight taking photos of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Reports indicate it may be Air Force One. "It is pre-planned, pre-coordinated with everyone involved," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters. "It's a military flight over New York to take photos." Peters, who stressed it is not an emergency, said the flight is circling the Statue of...
  • Video of graffiti artist "tagging" Air Force One

    04/18/2006 2:49:38 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 39 replies · 1,007+ views
    Stillfree.com ^ | unknown | Marc Ecko
    OK. I rarely do vanities. But somebody gave me the link to this website (stillfree.com) and a video on it that I can't believe. It's a video of some guy named Mark Ecko--apparently some kind of New York graffiti artist/clothing designer/game geek/entrepeneur/slacker--"tagging" one of the Presidential aircraft at Andrews AFB with graffiti. That's right. He actually gets close enough to the plane--a converted 747 that may or may not be one of the two used as Presidental transports, I really can't tell--to spraypaint "STILLFREE" on the #2 engine nacelle. So I guess Abdul and Mahmoud know what to do now....
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (photos) 7.5.2004

    07/05/2004 8:15:47 AM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 129 replies · 3,427+ views
    Yahoo,whitehouse.gov | 7.5.2004 | TruthNtegrity
    The President flew from Camp David, using the Hagerstown, MD airport, to Charleston, WV, but not before he and accompanying staff and Cabinet members had to change jets. AF1 had a faulty engine and another jet had to be flown from Andrews AFB for the President and his entourage to use. The President missed a Church service that he had planned on attending in WV, but said that he didn't miss it because of the sermon but because of a faulty engine and necessary jet change. He spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Charleston, where applause interrupted his speech after...
  • Bill Clinton Launches Book Tour for 'My Life' (Talks about Bush)

    06/03/2004 9:38:23 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 119 replies · 730+ views
    By Andrew SternCHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on Thursday, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies. Reuters Photo   "My Life" is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages. "A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving," the two-term president told a booksellers convention. "I hope mine is interesting and self-serving. But I don't try to settle a lot of scores here. I don't spare myself...
  • Missile fiend hero-worshipped Bin Laden

    08/13/2003 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 08/14/03 | BRIAN FLYNN and NICK PARKER
    Nicked ... emotionless Lakhani arrives at court THE British arms dealer seized over a US terror plot hero-worshipped Osama Bin Laden.Hemant Lakhani, 68, tried to supply missiles for a blitz on the scale of the September 11 attacks.He spoke of a bid to shoot down a plane on the anniversary of 9/11.Lakhani hated the US and was hell-bent on killing Americans, prosecutors said last night.The arms dealer believed terror leader Osama Bin Laden “did something right and set the Americans straight” when he orchestrated the September 11 attacks.And he was ready to help extremists unleash a new wave of terror....
  • Air Force One safe after aborted landing

    09/09/2003 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 374+ views
    <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Bush's plane aborted its initial landing attempt here when a car in his awaiting motorcade crossed the runway, but landed safely on its second attempt.</p> <p>The lead car of the president's motorcade crossed the tarmac to get in place before Bush's arrival on Air Force One at Jacksonville Naval Air Station around 11:30 a.m., EDT White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. Air traffic controllers, however, were not aware that the car would be on the runway, he said.</p>
  • Air Force One Equipment Lacking on Sept. 11, 2001

    10/24/2002 6:31:22 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies · 305+ views
    Air Force One Equipment Lacking on Sept. 11, 2001 Oct. 24 — NEW YORK (Reuters) - While President Bush was on board Air Force One the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, he was unable to hold video conferences, monitor news coverage properly or receive key data from people on the ground, Business Week reported in its latest edition. The magazine said that as a result of communications inadequacies on the presidential plane, Bush ordered the equipment on the fleet of four presidential planes to be upgraded. "The president was not happy," Adm. James Ellis Jr., commander of the...
  • Student pilot lands at home of Air Force One

    01/19/2003 1:41:52 AM PST · by Bobby777 · 10 replies · 312+ views
    CNN.Com / AP ^ | Saturday, January 18, 2003 Posted: 10:18 PM EST (0318 GMT) | Associated Press
    <p>ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland (AP) -- An apparently lost student pilot trying to reach a civilian airport about 10 miles away landed his helicopter at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday, authorities said.</p> <p>A statement from the 89th Airlift Wing, which manages the presidential fleet, said the unauthorized landing occurred at about 5 p.m. and was met immediately by security personnel.</p>