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Old May 18, 2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Micellaneous Aircraft from ADW

BTW, ADW is Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility (formerly Andrews Air Force Base.)
  1. C-17 Globemaster III
  2. C-40B Clipper (Boeing 737-700)
  3. C-37A (Gulfstream V)
  4. EA-6B Prowler
  5. KC-135R Stratotanker
(All shot with my Nikon D90 and Tokina AT-X AF 340 100-300mm f/4.0. Images are reduced but not cropped.)
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Old May 18, 2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Ah the C-17, jumped out of that plane many times, remember the testing phase of it,the wind pattern at the rear gate would thrown jumpers into each other at first. They had to redesign some baffles to change the jet stream.
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It's an amazing aircraft. If pigs could fly, they'd look like a C-17.
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Numbers 2, 3, and 5 are in level flight. Numbers 1 and 4 are turning away from me.
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Good stuff...looks like you have a good unobstructed view of the aircraft. I'd like to see some of the images cropped in order to seem some more detail! I'd love to see a Globe Master up close!

Image 2 is one of a B737 not a 757-200....and I believe the designation of Air Force 2 (or Air Force 1) is made not to a specific model of an aircraft, but any air craft that the Vice President of the United States (or President in the case of AF1) is on board. If the President is on a Cessna 172 Sky Master, that aircraft carries the designation of Air Force 1.
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Good stuff...looks like you have a good unobstructed view of the aircraft. I'd like to see some of the images cropped in order to seem some more detail!
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I'd love to see a Globe Master up close!
The first time I saw a C-5A Galaxy was at the 20th anniversary of the opening of Dulles International Airport. You could drive two buses side by side through it. They also had an Air France Concorde do a fly-by. That was spectacular!
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Image 2 is one of a B737 not a 757-200.
Yes. you're right. I missed that. It's a C-40B Clipper (Boeing 737-700). I fixed it in the first post.

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....and I believe the designation of Air Force 2 (or Air Force 1) is made not to a specific model of an aircraft, but any air craft that the Vice President of the United States (or President in the case of AF1) is on board. If the President is on a Cessna 172 Sky Master, that aircraft carries the designation of Air Force 1.
Yes. But if you say VC-25A, no one knows what the heck you're talking about, so you make yourself clear by saying "Air Force 1". By mentioning "Air Force 2", I had hoped that people not familiar with the C-32A will know what its purpose is.

And, btw, here's a C-32A, also in level flight:
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And, btw, the paint scheme used by the C-32A and the C-40B is pretty popular around here. Here's a C-20C (Gulfstream III):
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