Friday, August 23, 2013

Big Boss Bird

On August 22nd, 2013 President Obama visited Western New York, and your blogmeister was on the spot to capture these snaps of 'Air Force One' upon its arrival at Buffalo Airport at approximately 10:15AM.

The Presidential chariot is a Boeing VC-25A, a highly modified 747-200B. Two VC-25As were manufactured, their original serial numbers being 86-8800 and 86-8900, later changed to 82-8000 and 92-9000, respectively. Both jets are maintained and operated by the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews (formerly Andrews Air Force Base) in Maryland.





The nose gear hits the runway with a streak of smoke...








This Eurocopter AS-350B2, operated by the Erie County Sheriff's Office, was keeping vigil throughout the morning...





A closer look at three sets of eyes looking back...




One last glimpse of the blue, white, and silver bird just before she comes to a rest...


All photos: S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz



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