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Old 21st April 2017, 09:15 PM
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SAM078 was right on its tail so probably that one. They were both in the circuit at the same time.
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Old 21st April 2017, 11:41 PM
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US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Sydney tonight on board USAF VC-32A 98-0002, with VC-32A 99-0004 following closely behind. The aircraft parked on DOM 6.

USAF VC-32A 99-0004


USAF VC-32A 99-0004


USAF VC-32A 99-0004


USAF VC-32A 99-0004


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USAF VC-32A 98-0002 was refueled very quickly, and the number two engine had the cowls open for inspection.


USAF VC-32A 98-0002
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Old 22nd April 2017, 12:13 PM
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The second a/c is the backup a/c.

If the first goes u/s they switch to the backup a/c.

AF2 is a designation that travels with the VP not the a/c.

Whichever a/c the VP is on is AF2
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Old 22nd April 2017, 03:15 PM
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Aircraft is a B747 Air Force 2.

I expect that the press won't be advised of ETA until close to arrival for Security.

(ie: Crew on standby to race out to airport to get shots)
Where did you get 747 from? AF1 is a 747 AF2 is a 757.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 03:52 PM
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my mistake
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Old 22nd April 2017, 11:28 PM
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Old 23rd April 2017, 01:49 AM
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Question Landing lights?

Does that 757 have supplementary lighting attached to the front landing gear?

And is that the still-propless Saab 340 sitting right next to 80002?
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Old 23rd April 2017, 10:51 AM
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I think that's the standard B757 nose wheel lighting Philip (see comparison images below). And yes, that is the Rex Saab (VH-NRX), now with no propellers.

RNZAF B757 NZ7572


High Level Travel B757 G-ZAPX
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Old 23rd April 2017, 12:33 PM
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Lightbulb B757 lighting

Yes - it seems to be the case, Grahame.

Also came across this while checking: http://craigmiddleton.co.uk/757/Bigg.../lighting.html
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Old 23rd April 2017, 02:21 PM
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Where did you get 747 from? AF1 is a 747 AF2 is a 757.
Actually, AF1 is whatever the President is on and AF2 is whatever the Vice President is on. Either one can be any type of aircraft including, I believe, a civilian aircraft. Both are simply callsigns which can clearly be used by anything with a radio, just like QF1.

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