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rob_lewis
07-29-2005, 03:41 PM
There is a total of three white planes at Andrews Air Force Base. Could one of them be Air Force One?

This file will take you to the one standing alone. Zoom out a bit and go south and you'll see two more.

Besides seeing a bunch of fighter jets, bombers and, what looks like, a Harrier jump jet.

-Rob

Stadsman
07-29-2005, 03:51 PM
There is a total of three white planes at Andrews Air Force Base. Could one of them be Air Force One?

This file will take you to the one standing alone. Zoom out a bit and go south and you'll see two more.

Besides seeing a bunch of fighter jets, bombers and, what looks like, a Harrier jump jet.

-Rob
Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign (code) given to any plane/helicopter that the president flies with and is not restricted to a particular plane. So if GWB is flying a cessna, it would be called Air Force One. The plane on the ground is a multi-role transport and tanker aircraft (check bbs.keyhole.com for more info), based on an A310, and not the Boeing 747, often confused with Air Force One. This Boeing is blue around the cockpit area and is usually in a hangar when not in use.

Yearasta
11-23-2005, 08:24 AM
Both Air Force 1 and the Decoy are 747's. It was a correct statement that any aircraft the President is on is called AFone bye ATC, but typically he flies on a 747. When he is not on it the 747 and Decoy are called SAM. The Helicopter is called Marine 1. Nevertheless....none of those are AFone

araT
11-23-2005, 09:31 AM
You can see a 3D model of the hangar AF1 (The 747 with the custom paintjob) (http://www.wallpaper.net.au/wallpaper/aviation/Air%20Force%20One%20-%201024x768.jpg) is stored in here;

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile10929/AirForce-One-Hangar-3D.htm

T.

Captain Hornblower
11-23-2005, 03:23 PM
Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign (code) given to any plane/helicopter that the president flies with and is not restricted to a particular plane.
The c/s is given any Air Force aircraft. If he is on a Navy aircraft, then it's Navy One and as the shuttle helicopter to the airport is a Marine helicopter, it's called Marine One. There is another c/s for a civilian aircraft, but I can't remember it...

McMaster, any idea?

McMaster_de
11-23-2005, 04:48 PM
Executive One

Yearasta
11-23-2005, 08:01 PM
Executive one is correct, but he would only be on there in special cicumstances. Most of the time he is on the 747 or decoy aircraft though. SAM28000 or SAM28001

McMaster_de
11-23-2005, 08:26 PM
It must be SAM29000., not 28001. The tail numbers give the callsign and they are 28000 and 29000.

Yearasta
11-23-2005, 10:04 PM
I'm sure of the 28000 not the 28001 or 29000, I was an air traffic controller and when i worked it 28000 landed at my field the decoy landed at another, they never land at the same field. So the tail number i saw and worked was 28000. It came in as AF1 and left without him as SAM28000.

McMaster_de
11-23-2005, 10:15 PM
You can find the SAM29000 in the whole web. Also WIKI said 28000 and 29000. The old 707's have the call sign 26000 and 27000.

Yearasta
11-23-2005, 10:30 PM
yep, you're right SAM29000. I've only seen pictures of the 707's never seen it active.

Captain Hornblower
11-24-2005, 05:02 AM
Executive One
Thanks McMaster!

reddeathdrinker
11-24-2005, 05:24 PM
There is a total of three white planes at Andrews Air Force Base. Could one of them be Air Force One?
-Rob

The single plane is a Boeing 767, the 2 together are C-32A's (Boeing 757's) The 2 grey planes are KC-135's, and I suspect the two larger brownish hangars beside the C-32's are the VC-25 hangars.

Monkey boy
11-26-2005, 05:57 PM
There is a total of three white planes at Andrews Air Force Base. Could one of them be Air Force One?

This file will take you to the one standing alone. Zoom out a bit and go south and you'll see two more.

Besides seeing a bunch of fighter jets, bombers and, what looks like, a Harrier jump jet.

-Rob

Nope, can't see a Harrier there, if you are reffering to the aircraft on the Eastern side of the Airfield, below the Herculese, this is a carrier based aircraft as it has folding wings, The Harrier has fixed wings.

McMaster_de
11-28-2005, 11:16 AM
The single plane is a Boeing 767,


Sorry, but this is definetly a A310. The length is 46,7m and the the B767 has 48,5m. Also the wingspan 44m and B767 47,6m.
Another question of this plane: Can this be the German Air Force A310 which take the german chancellor?


The one with the folded wing looks like a EA-6B Prowler.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EA-6B_Prowler

punchthemonkey94
11-29-2005, 02:51 AM
lol i'm not sure which plane it is, but all i know is that a fairly good movie came out of it ;)

johntrim040851
01-22-2006, 10:11 AM
The single plane is a Boeing 767, the 2 together are C-32A's (Boeing 757's) The 2 grey planes are KC-135's, and I suspect the two larger brownish hangars beside the C-32's are the VC-25 hangars.

Looking closely at the two planes to the south you can see they have the same paint design on the rear stablizer as AF1.

See this pic: http://ails.arc.nasa.gov/Images/Ames/jpegs/AC93-0089-34_a.jpeg

I thought AF1 and decoy were only planes with this paint design.

McMaster_de
01-22-2006, 12:23 PM
The two B757 are for the Vice President, so they have the same tail paint.

The only different thing in the painting is, the seal of the president of the U.S. is missing on the 757s.

johntrim040851
01-22-2006, 01:56 PM
The two B757 are for the Vice President, so they have the same tail paint.

The only different thing in the painting is, the seal of the president of the U.S. is missing on the 757s.

So these would be c/s Air Force 2 when in use?

Captain Hornblower
01-22-2006, 02:02 PM
Yep...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_force_two

Collin C
02-16-2009, 04:00 AM
When ever the President is on board a civilian aircraft it is Executive One. Richard Nixon is the only President to use the call sign Executive One when he flew on United Airlines to Los Angelas.

Captain Hornblower
02-16-2009, 05:06 AM
Look at post #6 ;)

chrishop80
02-19-2009, 04:50 PM
Air Force One can be seen parked on the tarmac of Yuma MCAS in Yuma, AZ with the imagery date of March 19, 2006.

D14D
03-24-2009, 11:24 PM
It is not Air Force One as the decoy typically parks right alongside of the other.

Also, when parked at Andrews, both planes are kept in a hangar and are never outside as to confuse an enemy as to it's actual location. Mainly to keep them guessing as to where it actually is.