Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

teeray

I saw Air Force One today!

3 posts in this topic

Or two or whatever.

I was picking my uncle up from the airport in Raleigh today for a memorial service for my mom who recently passed away.

There is a back entrance to the airport that not many people know about or use except service people and UPS, etc.

I had forgotten that Obama was coming to town today, so when I pull onto this road there were about 50 police officers on bikes just sitting there. As I was pulling in I get a good look at the tarmac and there are at least a dozen black SUVs out there, and the usually empty observation deck has about 50 people crammed up there.

I pulled up to the old terminal to wait for my uncle and as I was sitting there I got a great view of Air Force One landing then turning around and going go where it was going to park.

Once my uncle finally showed up (of course he WS delayed because the entire airport is delayed when the President shows up) we exited the same way we came in and Air Force One was parked out that way. There was no one behind us so we got yo drive about 5 mph and check it out. It was pretty cool.

No matter how you feel about a sitting President I have a great deal of respect for the office of the presidency. And getting a chance to see Air Force One was pretty damn cool in my book.

Probably more exciting to me than you guys, but I just thought it was neat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kudos.  It's a pretty good movie.  Harrison Ford kicks ass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wait...what? :unsure:

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was an air traffic controller in the Air Force and had the opportunity to talk to Air Force 1 on several occasions.  One of the highlights of my career was working George Bush Jr into Baghdad, Iraq when he surprised the troops...  I did not even know it was him until the plane landed. 

 

While I do not always support who is in office, seeing the airplane and knowing what it represents is pretty cool.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Topics

  • Posts

    •     Now don't take this the wrong way, but....are you two nuts? Now, if the kid didn't have those injury issues, maybe I can get on board. But man, those petite WRs with injury issues in college? Those guys scare the living poo outta me.   Now get me a Ross clone and I'm on board. Someone for the slot that could actually, you know, scare a Defense. Now that would tickle my giddy like nobodies bidness.
    • IMO, it is obvious, to me anyhow, that the kid has matured. He has taken heat for standing up for what he believes, and has done it the right way. No snarky comments to the press. Keeping his head down, and working toward a goal. He has brought to light injustices not only in our country, but in others as well. His foundation just contributed over a million and a half dollars to the Simolian relief effort.   All that is admirable to be sure. And he can play football as well, or better, than enough QBs to earn himself a shot at a job.   It is not the football side of his life that is keeping him off teams. Almost every team hates distractions. It is just how it is. And Kaep is a walking distraction at this point in time.   I would like to add that another thought could be that at this point in FA, no one is being signed. OK, maybe a better way to put that is, FA spending has slowed considerably.   If teams head to Training Camp and he is still unemployed. Then I may start believing in conspiracies.
    • lol lol lol fahey watched every snap of every game and graded the quarterbacks as he saw it. kaepernick is a fine game manager who was let down repeatedly by perhaps the shittiest set of skill position players in the league and oh yeah he can run like the wind. you've got to be pretty stupid to think this is anything but a quarterback starved league blackballing a serviceable quarterback all because he had the audamndacity to protest racism in america and tbh i've not seen one post itt that would cause me to even begin to question that.