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  • Air Force One seen in Louth!!

    This is not a joke!!

    was listening to Joe duffy this morning (dont ask me why!!) and a woman rang up pretty distressed saying that she had just witnessed Air Force One (i kid you not) and 6 escort fighter jets descend out of the clouds just north of dundalk.... this was not a joke, some other listeners had also witnessed a mostly white and blue 747 flanked by 6 fighter jets cross the sky in north louth !!

    anyone else hear anything about this??
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

  • #2
    A bit stupid seeing as he is en route from Oz to the US at the mo
    Meh.

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    • #3
      More likely a KC-135 with fighters in tow.

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      • #4
        Diffentetly sounds like mid-air refueling to me.
        Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

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        • #5
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          Last edited by lordinajamjar; 22 November 2004, 12:53.

          "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


          Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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          • #6
            same reports on Gerry Ryan this morning . had to be tanker with fighters. very unusual to get over flight permission . last one i heard about was 5-6 years ago, october bank holiday, i think, luftwaffe tornados with a kc-10 over dublin

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            • #7
              It was probably the New government Jet,being escorted by our new fighters....


              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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              • #8
                Followed closely by flying pigs
                Keep the speed up...!

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                • #9
                  No...I dont think the Garda Air Support unit operate in that area......


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    Lads lads n gals we all know it was the new transport for Mary Harney, the Jets are attached to give extra propulsion during take off:D

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lordinajamjar
                      AF2 is identical to AF1 and since nobody seems to know where Cheney hangs out maybe t'was himself was planning a surprise visit to celebrate in NI with the British and Irish PMs until the Unionists spoiled the party by pulling the rug out from under SF.

                      But then again probably not.
                      I really hate to nit-pick but this is incorrect.

                      AF1 and AF2 are the call signs of the aircraft carrying the POTUSA and VPOTUSA respectively. It doesn't matter which aircraft is which, the call sign follows the passenger.

                      The 2 aircraft that are commonly called AF1 and AF2 are in fact not the same. They are a 757 and a 767, although they have similar paint jobs and markings.

                      But my rantings and nonsense are irrelevant anyway, 'cos there was no f-in' way either of these 'planes was over Louth the other day !!!!!:D

                      Later.
                      No-one, I think, is in my tree...

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                      • #12
                        There are 2 identical 747 type aircraft that are used as Air Force one with tail numbers 28000 and 29000. They look like Boeing 747-200B but are actually referred to as a VC-25-A.
                        Air Force two is usually a Boeing 757-200(N80001) referred to as a C 32A and was delivered in 1998,the first of 4 such aircraft.
                        It replaced the VC-137.


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          by the way its not POTUSA its POTUS

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                          • #14
                            xxxxx
                            Last edited by lordinajamjar; 22 November 2004, 12:54.

                            "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


                            Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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                            • #15
                              Cant help you..my long range scanner was U/S that day.... and the satellite imager was out of position..


                              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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