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  • 'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario

    06/12/2011 8:46:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 96 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 7, 2011 | MICHAEL MURRAY
    'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario By MICHAEL MURRAY June 7, 2011 In the event of nuclear war, a powerful meteor strike or even a zombie apocalypse, the thoroughly protected doomsday plane is ready to keep the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and other key personnel in the air and out of danger. It may not deflect a Twitter photo scandal, but it can outrun a nuclear explosion and stay in the air for days without refueling. The flight team for the E-4B, its military codename, sleeps nearby and is ready to...
  • Air Force One Aborts Landing

    05/18/2011 9:18:49 AM PDT · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 61 replies
    drudge report ^ | 5/18/11 | drudge
    Apparently the teleprompters malfunctioned at whichever fundraiser Obama is attending so he panicked and aborted the airport landing.
  • Air Force One Executes Missed Approach in Connecticut with President Obama On Board

    05/18/2011 8:19:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Lisa Stark
    Air Force One executed a missed approach on its first attempt to land today at Bradley Field in Connecticut, circling the airport before making a successful landing on the second try. The FAA said visibility was “below the minimum,” meaning the pilots couldn’t see the runway from the altitude required for landing due to thick cloud cover. They were coming in to Runway 6 on instrument approach. Weather at the field at the time was overcast with visibility of 1.5 miles and cloud ceiling 300 feet to 1000 feet variable. Sources said the attempt was not a touch-and-go or dramatic...
  • Air Force One Flies overhead...Raspberry given.

    08/17/2010 11:33:32 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 40 replies
    My twisted brain | 8/17/10 | Me
    I was outside mowing my lawn this morning. As I shut the mower off and was putting it away, I heard a jet overhead. Since we're fairly close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it's usually nothing spectacular. I just happened to look up. It was not one of the usual C-17's that come over head. It was a 747, headed to the north-east....and you could just make out a very distinctive paint job. I said to my youngest son, "Look...it's Air Force One!". I then did what I felt was necessary for the situation. I stuck out my tongue and gave...
  • White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism(Obama told 3 HOURS AFTER PLANE LANDS)

    12/25/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Brytani · 640 replies · 18,876+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Scott Butterworth and Spencer S. Hsu
    A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said. Obama has told White House officials that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel, a spokesman said. Nevertheless, officials said, they are not prepared to raise the terrorism alert level, currently at orange -- or the second-highest of five levels -- for domestic and international air travel.
  • Caption: Gibbs returning from Copenhagen, CNN and talking point on AF1 monitor?

    10/03/2009 7:09:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies · 3,563+ views
    AP/Reuters ^ | October 2, 2009
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Hits Her Head Boarding Air Force One - Video 8/28/09

    08/29/2009 6:23:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,862+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of of First Lady Michelle Obama appearing to hit her head as she boarded Air Force One Friday night to leave Martha's Vineyard and head to Boston where President Obama will speak at a service for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy today. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • VIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Hits Head Boarding Air Force One

    08/29/2009 6:09:05 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 97 replies · 3,374+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 29, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    First Lady Michelle Obama hits her head while boarding a smaller version of Air Force One.
  • Air Force used Twitter to track NY flyover fallout (Air Force One flyover)

    08/10/2009 12:27:17 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 8 replies · 642+ views
    AP via PhysOrg ^ | August 10, 2009 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Air Force tracked online messaging service Twitter, video-sharing site YouTube and various blogs to assess the huge public backlash to the Air Force One flyover of the Statue of Liberty this spring, according to the documents. And while the attempts at damage control failed - "No positive spin is possible," one PowerPoint chart reads - the episode opens a window into the tactics for operating in a boundless digital news cycle. (snip) According to the Air Force One documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, a unit called the Combat Information Cell at Tyndall Air Force Base in...
  • Official e-mails reveal boondoggle over Air Force One's Manhattan flyover

    08/01/2009 11:32:07 AM PDT · by KJC1 · 16 replies · 1,036+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 08-01-09 | Leo Standora
    ---snip--- A barrage of e-mails between officials right after the flight made public Friday showed a flurry of second guessing, finger-pointing, attempts at damage control - even comparisons between them and The Three Stooges. "We ... need to construct some sort of timeline on when folks became aware of it if that is possible," one Air Force official wrote, responding to the public fright. "I agree we .. . need to accomplish damage control, but we aren't the POC (point of contact)," the response reads. "Nor do I want to become a belly button for NORAD to push on this...
  • VIDEO: NY Air Force One Flyover Photo Compilation

    08/01/2009 8:04:15 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 6 replies · 722+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 1, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Very cool video. Almost 150 photos of the controversial presidential plane flight over New York that scared residents are pieced together.
  • Doc dump details Air Force Ones' New York City mishap

    07/31/2009 9:39:57 PM PDT · by kcvl · 44 replies · 1,685+ views
    Doc dump details Air Force Ones' New York City mishap The documents show that the Air Force carefully tracked the explosion of negative press that ensued after panicked New Yorkers feared the low-flying, circling planes were part of a 9/11-like attack. The e-mails also show various components of the bureaucracy trying to steer clear of the fallout. Many segments of the documents were redacted to protect "deliberative process." For whatever reason, the white-out seems particularly prevalent surrounding a number of exchanges relating to an inquiry about the flight from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Here's a look at some of the...
  • 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...
  • New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder

    07/31/2009 5:43:14 PM PDT · by shoptalk · 23 replies · 1,420+ views
    NBC New York.com ^ | Friday, July 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...
  • Pentagon Releases New Images of Air Force One Flyover

    07/31/2009 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,528+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | July 31, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Pentagon has released 146 photographs from the ill-fated April Air Force One flyover over Manhattan that resulted in the resignation of White House Military Office director Louis Caldera in May. Air Force spokesman Andy Bourland tells ABC News that there have been several procedural changes to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, with more approval required for proposed flights, and more public affairs involvement to make sure the public and relevant officials have been informed.
  • Defense Department Releases Flurry of Photos of Botched Plane Flyover (Odumbo comes clean,sort of)

    07/31/2009 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies · 1,589+ views
    FOX ^ | 01/31/09 | Kelly Chernekoff
    The Department of Defense released a flurry of additional photos Friday of Air Force One's controversial Manhattan flyover in April. A total of 146 photos were released of the April 27 incident, which panicked many local citizens and prompted officials in the New York metropolitan area to question why the White House Military Office did not make the mission more broadly known.
  • NO MORE PHOTO OOPS (Officer approving Air Force One photo op over Manhattan lands a new job!)

    06/15/2009 12:05:06 AM PDT · by parisa · 39 replies · 2,054+ views
    WaPo ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | Al Kamen
    Louis Caldera, the former White House Military Office chief who quit last month after approving that bizarre Air Force One photo op over Manhattan that frightened countless New Yorkers, has landed a job. He'll be a senior fellow focusing on higher education and national security matters at the Center for American Progress, run by John Podesta, a co-chairman of Obama's transition team. Obama aides said at the time that the president was furious about the April 27 flyover, which included an Air Force One understudy and two F-16 military fighter aircraft flying over the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan,...
  • 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.
  • Barack And Michelle Take Air Force One on Joy Ride to New York for a Date

    05/31/2009 10:23:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies · 1,236+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-09 | Mike's America
    em>I thought we had a serious financial crisis that required everyone to sacrifice?Yes friends, President Obama and First Lady Michelle had another of their famous "date nights" Saturday. Instead of clogging traffic in Washington, D.C. to visit a restaurant, they hopped on the Marine One helicopter to Andrews Air Force Base, jumped on Air Force One (a Gulfstream 500, not the 747) then flew up to New York City followed by TWO OTHER PLANES for staff and press (the 747 would have been cheaper). Upon landing in New York several more helicopters, limos, vans, police, military and other staff were...
  • Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming From Near Air Force One (great photo... lol)

    05/28/2009 12:37:44 PM PDT · by xtinct · 203 replies · 13,157+ views
    NBC/LA News ^ | 5/28/09 | 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. Airport security officers carried the woman away by the feet and arms as she protested her removal. She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. The newspaper's Web site says it is monthly publication a Brenda Lee column is posted on it. Calls to the newspaper and the White House press office...