PHOTOS: Air Force One, Marine One and Air Force Two Visit New York on Earth Day
No matter what you might think of the guys on board, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think the meticulously polished aircraft used to transport the President and Vice President of the United States are among the prettiest you’ll ever see. On Thursday, April 22nd, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden made extraordinarily unusual parallel visits to New York, flying from Washington aboard separate planes to separate airports at nearly the same time. NYCAviation planespotters were on hand to take advantage of the rare opportunity to see all of these gorgeous aircraft on the same day.
First to arrive was Vice President Biden, who flew to LaGuardia Airport aboard Air Force Two, a Boeing C-32A.
Next up was President Obama himself, seen here (and at top) aboard Air Force One, a Boeing VC-25A, on final approach to John F. Kennedy Airport.
The President and his entourage are usually transported from JFK to Manhattan’s Wall Street Downtown Heliport (JRB) via Marine Corps helicopters, as seen here.
Time to go. President Obama headed back to Washington almost immediately after delivering a speech on Wall Street regulatory reform at Cooper Union.
Onto Air Force One and back to the White House we go!