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Air Force One
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Posted By: MPrince, 07-26-2010, 04:20 PM

I originally posted this in General Photography but it was suggested that this forum would be better.

Air Force One flew over my property today, just a couple of hours ago. I live near Martinsburg WV where the 167th Airlift Wing of the WV Air National Guard is based. It circled around several times over the course of about a half hour or so. I doubt if the president was on board, but it was definitely one of the aircraft that serves as Air Force One.

Attached is a link to some of the photos I took as it circled around.

Air Force One - a set on Flickr

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07-27-2010, 01:08 AM   #2
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Yup- that's definitely it. I wonder if it was a test flight of some sort?

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07-27-2010, 01:55 AM   #3

A good catch. How did you realize it was that plane (or one of those)? Later from the photos?

BTW, in today's world I wonder how long it remains legal to take a picture of those planes.
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When I first saw the plane, I was doing yard work, and thought it was a commercial jet, although most of the huge low-flying aircraft that enter my airspace are military cargo planes. Low-flying commericial jets are a rare sight. I saw it a few minutes later and could clearly see the words "United States of America" on the fuselage. At that point I went and got my camera, but of course the pilot opted not to grant me such another quality close view.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Yup- that's definitely it. I wonder if it was a test flight of some sort?
According to our our local newspaper's website, Air Force One was practicing 'touch & go' landings at Eastern WV Regional Airport.

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