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  • 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 Declines to Release Photos of New York City Flyover

    05/05/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 80 replies · 2,294+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 05-05-09
    WASHINGTON — The White House is refusing to release the controversial photos of Air Force One flying over the Manhattan skyline last week that triggered panic among New Yorkers and an internal review in the Obama administration. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that there was no need to release them. "I've watched CNN," he said, noting the considerable coverage from amateur footage. "I didn't notice a lack of archival material from that flight." He added that he didn't know where to locate the photos taken from inside the plane.
  • 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
  • Just plane crazy Jet buzzes Statue of Liberty (OLD-2003)

    05/05/2009 6:11:55 PM PDT · by VinL · 5 replies · 721+ views
    May 15, 2003- A jumbo jet - larger than either of the planes that exploded into the twin towers - flew low along the Hudson River and buzzed the Statue of Liberty yesterday before veering toward the heart of midtown. ...The plane was carrying U.S. troops on their way home from Iraq. But almost no one watching from below knew that - and the jittery city braced for the worst. Mayor Bloomberg got only a two-minute heads-up from the Federal Aviation Administration that they had given the pilot special permission for the unusual flyby. "Considering the world we live in...
  • Phantom Air Farce Pictures

    05/05/2009 11:18:10 AM PDT · by skeeter · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2009 | Jeremy Olshan
    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.
  • PHANTOM AIR FARCE PICTURES

    05/05/2009 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 118 replies · 5,256+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/5/09 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    "So we're not gonna see the fruits of this cruel joke?" said Frank Antonelli, 39, one of the Wall Street traders spooked by last week's flyover.
  • We asked for Photoshopped Air Force One photos and you delievered

    05/01/2009 7:21:14 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 61 replies · 4,797+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 30th 200 | Lauren Johnston
    We asked readers to dream up doctored landscapes for the President's Air Force One – and wow, did they ever deliver! On Monday, the Presidential jet and an F-16 fighter plane buzzed over lower Manhattan for a photo-op of the First Plane with New York City landmarks. The stunt sparked fears of terror attacks and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. We suggested the White House staffers could've gotten better results – for a lot less money – from the comforts of their own D.C. offices using a program like Photoshop. And YOU proved us right. Read more: "We asked...
  • 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
  • Did president approve buzzing New York?

    04/29/2009 10:57:03 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 131 replies · 5,924+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 30, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    An Air Force officer who served in the Clinton White House and for two years carried the "nuclear football" briefcase of codes says it's almost certain that the "highest levels" of the Obama administration knew about and approved this week's stunt in which Air Force One buzzed New York City. Retired Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson served in Clinton's White House from 1996 to 1998 and was responsible for the president's "emergency satchel," the black bag of nuclear codes that accompanies the president at all times. He wrote "Reckless Disregard" and "Dereliction of Duty" after his retirement from the military. During...
  • Obama: "It Will Never Happen Again"; Apologies, Sorrow, Regret Ad Nauseam

    04/30/2009 1:34:53 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies · 830+ views
    "It was a mistake. It will never happen again." Obama on Wednesday apologizing for the recent Air Force One flyover debacle"Well, you know, I think this was a mistake. I think I screwed up..., and we're going to make sure we fix it so it doesn't happen again." Obama in an interview with CNN, admitting he had made a mistake in tapping Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services - Feb. 3, 2009In another interview with Fox News Obama says about the Daschle appointment: "I consider this a mistake on my part and one that I intend to...
  • Flyover Launcher (were Obama donors on Air Force One's NYC flyover?)

    04/29/2009 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 93 replies · 5,628+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 4.29.09 @ 11:26AM | By The Prowler
    This morning, at least one news organization and one citizen advocacy group was mulling filing a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the release of the manifest for the Air Force One New York flyover to determine if any Obama donors or other interested parties were on board the flight. *** The White House is already on record as saying that only Air Force personnel were on Air Force One. Yesterday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters: "I'm told that -- keep in mind this was a -- this was two training missions that, in the end, became a...
  • Video: Tell Me This Doesn't Look Like 9/11

    04/29/2009 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 21 replies · 1,106+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | April 29, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    I found this other video taken from what appears to be down near Wall Street. An airliner heading straight for Manhattan, being chased by fighters. See if this doesn't make your spine tingle.
  • Obama administration strike New York with 9/11 style terror.

    04/29/2009 7:43:07 AM PDT · by reedkeys · 11 replies · 541+ views
    A Conservative Estimate ^ | 4/28/2009 | Reed Mosgrove
    So just in case you haven’t heard by now, yesterday, one of the planes that serves the President did a little flyover of Manhattan and the Hudson River, including Ellis Island. This plane is a Boeing 747 and from the ground looks like any other large commercial airplane. All of that might be OK except that this plane is flying at just over a few hundred FEET!
  • Obama denies foreknowledge of ill-judged New York harbor flight reminiscent of 9-11 attack

    04/29/2009 7:38:48 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 39 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 04292009 | TDC
    On Monday, April 27, 2009, a VC-25, a military version of a Boeing 747 and one of the planes which serves as Air Force One, as well as two F-16 fighter jets, flew low over the New York harbor, passing by the Statue of Liberty and the financial district near the World Trade Center. Obama appears to be claiming that he did not give the order for this flight and is acting as if he found out about this incident right along with the rest of us. REALLY? You would think that before this flight was initiated, there would have...
  • Ari Fleischer Fires Back At The White House On NYC Flyover "It's A 9/11 Is Over Mindset" (Video)

    04/28/2009 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/28/09 | Talkradio03
    Ari Fleischer on Foxnews today, hits Arlen Specter hard then fires back at the White House, keep it up Ari, the libs hate it!!!!!
  • FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

    04/28/2009 9:23:47 PM PDT · by GVnana · 172 replies · 8,521+ views
    FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again" CBS News Interactive: Sept. 11 And Since Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ― An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack. Dozens of people evacuated outside 17 State Street after military jets were seen escorting a 747...
  • 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....
  • OBAMA's First 100 DAYS - Now to sprout his OWN wings!

    04/28/2009 5:45:25 PM PDT · by slickfree · 3 replies · 447+ views
    OH, GOODIE, GOODIE, OUR PIRATE-IN-CHIEF IS "MOVING ON UP" FROM SHIPS AND SPREADING HIS WINGS BEYOND AIRFORCE ONE. What can he do next ... Rise in Three Days? CLINK ON THIS LINK TO SEEOBAMA CAN FLY AND FLY HIGH!
  • So who wanted the pictures of Air Force One?

    04/28/2009 5:43:45 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 80 replies · 1,963+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/28/2009 | Moneyrunner
    We know who has taken the fall, Louis Caldera, the Director of the White House Military Office. But lots of questions remain. And in today’s political climate, “taking the fall” means being the one who says he’s sorry. The days of falling on one’s sword, even metaphorically, are long gone for Democrats. Who wanted new pictures of Air Force One against the New York skyline? Why was there a demand for secrecy? And, of course, the big question: who thought that low flying jumbo jets over Manhattan would pass un-noticed by the people who watched their friends die just eight...
  • 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...
  • Obama — Our Green Hypocrite-in-Chief

    04/28/2009 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 711+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 27th, 2009 | Talya Emery
    According to a CBS News article on April 22, President Obama’s flights on Earth Day — two on Air Force One and four on Marine One — consumed about 9,000 gallons of fuel. My first reaction to this news was that it was much ado about nothing, a scoop about as significant as the price tag on Sarah Palin’s campaign attire. But upon reflection, I realized these 9,000 gallons reflect a hypocrisy, endemic to globetrotting politicians and celebrities fighting climate change, more serious than what we generally expect from our public figures. What is 9,000 gallons of fuel? This quantity...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • When Swine Fly: Curry Surprisingly Tough On Napolitano

    04/28/2009 5:51:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 1,597+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who would have thunk it? When Janet Napolitano made the morning-show rounds today, it was Ann Curry of Today who gave her—by far—the hardest time. Curry actually made Napolitano serve as a two-fer. Ann grilled her not only on the government’s handling of the swine flu epidemic, but also used her as a target of opportunity to address the ill-conceived photo op that had an Air Force One trailed by a fighter jet flying low over Lower Manhattan yesterday. Here are excerpts from the Q. & A: ANN CURRY: Other nations are taking very strong steps to flag people who...
  • Recriminations after NYC jet flyover photo op

    04/28/2009 3:28:35 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 164 replies · 4,868+ views
    AP ^ | 4/28/09 | ULA ILNYTZKY and SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be a photo op that captured images of an Air Force One plane with a majestic Statue of Liberty in the background. Instead, it turned into a public relations nightmare that led to recriminations from the president and mayor and prompted thousands other to ask, "What were they thinking?" Just before the workday began on Monday, an airliner and supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11.... An Air Force combat photographer took pictures...
  • Obama Air Force One Terrorist Route Fly-By Example Of His Hypocrisy And His Pre-9/11 Mindset

    04/27/2009 8:57:23 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 80 replies · 2,386+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | April 27, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Today terror struck thousands of New Yorkers. A large passenger jet, taking much the same route that terrorist hijackers used to strike the twin towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11, flew over them at extremely low altitude. Video: Just not the kind of thing you want to see if you endured the horror of 9/11. Why on earth did this happen?Updated, 5:52 p.m. | An Air Force One lookalike, the backup plane for the one regularly used by the president, flew low over parts of New York and New Jersey on Monday morning, accompanied by two F-16 fighters,...
  • White House approved Air Force One fly-over of NYC

    04/27/2009 6:34:11 PM PDT · by Danae · 88 replies · 2,902+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 4-27-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    In what can only be described as irresponsible, The President Obama’s back up plane to Air Force One flew at Manhattan buildings today for a “Photo-Op”. That’s right. A Photo-op. Terrified residents and workers in Manhattan scrambled to get out of buildings in the flight path, madly calling family and twittering as fast as they could that another terrorist attack was under way. To the right a picture of the 747, known as Air Force One when the President is aboard, flies towards Manhattan followed closely by an F-16 Chase plane. One can easily see why people were very concerned...
  • Air Farce One / Video of AF1 Buzzing New York

    04/27/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 1,519+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/27/2009 | Youtube
    Video Linky to Air Farce One
  • Low-Flying 747 Prompts Panic And Evacuations In New York City (Video)

    04/27/2009 11:23:59 AM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 21 replies · 1,186+ views
    FAA and NYPD knew about this military 747 flying low for a "photo shoot", but failed to notify the public! This is the kind of thing they might want to let people know about ahead of time.
  • 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".
  • White House: No Info on Air Force 1 Photo-Op

    04/27/2009 1:16:42 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 1,883+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says it doesn't have any information about the Boeing 747's flying photo op over lower Manhattan that sent Manhattan into a panic. The plane is a version of the 747 that's called Air Force One when the president is aboard. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that he doesn't have time to keep track of the planes used as Air Force One. He says he didn't have any information about why the presidential aircraft and its Air Force fighter jet escort were flying near the Statue of Liberty. The Federal Aviation Administration and...
  • 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...
  • Where's Zero?

    03/20/2009 11:39:15 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 18 replies · 699+ views
    Self ^ | 3/20/2009 | Vanity
    I have been trying to gather info on Zero's daily schedule, since he entered the White House. I need help. I don't have enough time to seek the answers, nor enough skills. I think the story-line can be used on uTube, showing just more hypocrisy. 1st question is: How many miles has Zero piled onto AF1? 2nd question: How many hours has he "entertained" his friends? Last question: What has his "entertaining cost us, the taxpayers?
  • The Audacity of the Obamas

    02/17/2009 7:45:27 AM PST · by bergmeid · 22 replies · 1,003+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 17, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    Who would have thought that a CEO position would be tiring? And not just any CEO but the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, the Commander in Chief and the Messiah. Apparently Barack Obama had no idea that all of that hard work would actually be just that -- hard work. I suppose he thought the job of POTUS would be just as much fun as the two years he spent on the campaign trail. He must have been under the illusion that the citizens of this great country would swoon over his tax cheating...
  • Barack Obama takes first ride as US President on Air Force One ["I've got my spiffy jacket....]

    02/05/2009 5:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,132+ views
    Barack Obama takes first ride as US President on Air Force One From correspiondents in Washington Agence France-Presse February 06, 2009 11:31am BARACK Obama has taken his debut flight as president on his new "spiffy ride" - the blue and white Boeing 747 which serves as Air Force One. Mr Obama also took his first trip aboard Marine One - the helicopter which ferries the president around on shorter trips - this time from the White House to Andrews air force base outside Washington. The President walked to the press cabin at the back of his new plane before taking...
  • Obama now in combat mode

    02/05/2009 12:54:47 PM PST · by Venturer · 69 replies · 2,343+ views
    The Washing Times ^ | Feb.5,2009 | Joseph Curl
    President Obama, fresh off his first Washington apology tour, grew combative Wednesday, asserting that America voted for him, not the other guy, and demanding that lawmakers "put aside politics" -- well, Republican lawmakers, anyway.
  • National Geographic Goes Inside Air Force One - Video 1/23/09

    01/23/2009 10:55:12 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 403+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a report on National Geographic's upcoming special that actually takes a look inside Air Force One. This report features an interview with the pilot of Air Force One, and some clips of President Barack Obama meeting the pilot and taking a look inside the airplane. . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Web exclusive video: Barack Obama's first official USAF flight

    01/19/2009 8:14:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Flightglobal/Blogs ^ | Jan. 19, 2009 | Jon Ostrower
    Q: So how does Barack Obama like his hamburger? A: Medium well, cheddar cheese, dijon mustard, lettuce and tomato with salad and don't hold the fries. The historic flight from Chicago to Washington, DC was widely covered right up until he reached the cabin door, though National Geographic took over filming to witness President-Elect Obama's first official trip to Washington aboard an Air Force C-32 (Boeing 757) aircraft on January 4th. My personal favorite line from Obama: "You look like Sam Shepard from the Right Stuff." The clip was filmed as part of the Onboard Air Force One documentary being...
  • Air Force One Pilot Calls It Quits

    01/18/2009 8:57:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 183 replies · 8,130+ views
    Air Force One Pilot Calls It Quits Jan. 17, 2009(CBS) Try to guess how many flights President Bush has flown on Air Force One since taking office. It’s 1,675 - more than 200 flights in each of the last eight years. And on nearly all of those flights, Col. Mark Tillman, 51, was at the controls of Air Force One. But now, he’s got just one mission left for George W. Bush - to fly him home to Texas on Tuesday as the former president. The aircraft will be the familiar 747-400 that routinely serves as Air Force One, but...
  • USAF Seeks New Presidential Aircraft

    01/15/2009 9:06:30 AM PST · by bushbiker · 29 replies · 2,101+ views
    AviationWeek.com ^ | Jan 14, 2009 | Amy Butler
    The U.S. Air Force is looking for contractors interested in competing to design and build the next Air Force One, the fixed-wing aircraft that transports the president worldwide. This could set the stage for a new transatlantic battle between global widebody rivals Boeing and Airbus. Design options could include the Boeing 787, 747-8 and Airbus A380. A similar high-profile battle brewed a few years ago to provide the new Marine One, the iconic helicopter that shuttles the President to and from the White House lawn. That deal was won by an international consortium of Lockheed Martin and AgustaWestland.
  • USAF Looks to Replace Air Force One With Possible Airbus

    01/12/2009 10:37:16 AM PST · by Abathar · 57 replies · 3,314+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01/12/08
    The U.S. Air Force is looking to replace the president's air force fleet -- possibly with an Airbus, FlightGlobal.com reports. The USAF has reportedly posted a request for information seeking market sources who can provide three "widebody" aircraft to replace the Boeing VC-25 Air Force One. The Airbus 380 has been named as a possible alternative, according to FlightGlobal.com. A 2007 analysis of aircraft options found that it would be more cost-effective to replace the VC-25 rather than attempt to modernize it.
  • USAF starts public search for Air Force One replacement

    01/08/2009 11:41:25 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 42 replies · 1,173+ views
    Flight International ^ | 8 Jan 2009 | Stephen Trimble
    The US Air Force yesterday took the first public step in the search for a replacement of the Boeing VC-25 Air Force One, the presidential aircraft fleet. The USAF posted a request for information for market sources that can provide three widebody aircraft to replace two, 19-year-old VC-25s, which are converted Boeing 747-200s. An analysis of alternatives performed in 2007, which identified the Airbus A380 as a candidate, found that it would be more cost-effective to buy new aircraft rather than modernize the VC-25s, the acquisition document says. The first “presidential aircraft replacement” must be delivered in 2017, followed by...
  • Air Force changes ahead...

    03/13/2008 2:56:22 AM PDT · by djf · 4 replies · 991+ views
  • US airbase e-mails go to town web[Presidential Flight Plans]

    03/10/2008 1:26:20 PM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 249+ views
    BBC ^ | 04 Mar 2008 | BBC
    Mildenhall is a major base for the US air force Confidential US Air Force (USAF) e-mails, some including flight plans for a presidential visit, have been mistakenly sent to a tourism website. The e-mails were meant to go to the US airbase at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, via its website. But instead they went to a town tourism website which had a similar address. The USAF said there had been no "verified security breach" and it had advised airmen and other staff to use the correct e-mail address. Gary Sinnott, of Mildenhall, set up the website "mildenhall.com" in the late...
  • Merciful Bush (W. gives Dowd a ride)

    01/17/2008 5:42:15 AM PST · by thefactor · 75 replies · 69+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/17/08
    Maureen Dowd flew on Air Force One with President Bush and survived. The notorious Bush-bashing New York Times columnist fell ill during a recent trip to Israel and was cared for by White House doctor Richard J. Tubb, the Washington Post reports.A press aide arranged for Dowd, who sufferred from what sounds like dysentery, to see Tubb at the "over-the-top $3 billion luxury hotel" where Bush stayed in Bahrain. Dowd then skipped the press charter to the United Arab Emirates and hitched a ride on Air Force One, "where she visited the doctor once again in his [onboard] office near...
  • Boeing 707 Air Force One Simulator Unveiled at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

    04/05/2007 8:26:57 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 1,042+ views
    Boeing.com ^ | April 03, 2007 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, April 03, 2007 -- A Boeing-built [NYSE: BA] 707 simulator today was unveiled at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where it will be on permanent display in the Air Force One Pavilion. A group of volunteers in Wichita, Kan., spent approximately three years restoring the simulator to resemble Air Force One. Boeing funded the simulator's final journey from Kansas to California. "We're pleased we could play a part in helping the simulator complete its journey to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library," said Ray Bachman, Boeing Wichita Special Air Mission Business Development manager. "The volunteers...
  • Glitch hits Bush's Air Force One

    11/19/2006 10:58:22 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 30 replies · 1,563+ views
    DNAWorld (India) ^ | Monday, November 20, 2006 09:13 IST | Staff
    HO CHI MINH CITY: The aircraft carrying United States President George W Bush on a tour of Asia suffered a tyre problem during a stopover in the southern Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City, officials said on Monday. They said the problem that emerged after he landed Sunday in the city had been fixed and would not affect plans to travel later on Monday to Indonesia. "We are back to normal," White House spokesman Tony Fratto said. "There was a problem with a tyre, they were able to find a replacement, and they repaired it." Bush always flies...
  • President Bush arrives in Singapore

    11/15/2006 5:06:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 380+ views
    AFP via translation | November 15, 2006
    Arrival of George Bush in Singapore SINGAPORE - American president George W. Bush arrived Thursday to Singapore, first stage of a voyage one week to Asia intended to promote the democratic reforms, to reinforce the safety of the United States, like his commercial bonds with the countries of the area. The plane One Air Force landed with 07H15 local (Wednesday 23H15 GMT) in Singapore where George W. Bush will remain Thursday, before going Friday to Vietnam where it will take part in the annual top of the forum of economic Co-operation the Asia-Pacific (Apec). It will complete its round...
  • Trip to Iraq was shrouded in secrecy

    06/14/2006 6:44:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 34 replies · 1,497+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 15 June 2006 | Joseph Curl
    "The POTUS is on board!" yelled a man of nearly 60 wearing a Navy baseball cap, dark pants and no tie, who had just climbed the drop-down backstairs of Air Force One in the dark and slipped into the rearmost cabin, crammed full with reporters and photographers. It was, in fact, not just the customary announcement made when the president of the United States (POTUS) boards his plane. This was, in fact, the POTUS himself, minutes before Monday night's secret trip to Baghdad, one so elaborately planned that it included the president lying to his closest aides and the White...