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Offline silagi

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"Air Force 2......you got a minute?"
« on: July 09, 2010, 03:27:01 PM »
Tower at Moffett Federal Airfield discussing departure plans with Air Force 2 during Joe Biden's visit to Silicon Valley yesterday.   Moffett Tower/Ground is a new stream that came online yesterday.



Offline StuSEL

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Re: "Air Force 2......you got a minute?"
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 11:52:55 PM »
I thought they used Executive 2, not AF2  :?.
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Re: "Air Force 2......you got a minute?"
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 12:46:12 AM »
If he was on a civilian aircraft it would be "Executive 2"......when he is on an Air Force plane it is "Air Force 2".  Same thing goes for the president.  Should he ever fly on a civilian plane it would be "Executive One".   

BTW I believe Nixon was the only sitting president to fly on a regularly scheduled commercial airline flight.  He flew IAD-LAX on a United DC10 in 1973.