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    It was a busy day around the old air patch today. President Obama came to Charlotte this afternoon.













    The CMPD helicopter made several passes over the runway prior to AF1's arrival.



    And thanks to some strong storms in Atlanta again, we had a Virgin Atlantic A346 drop in. In a strange set of events, just before they were ready to leave, we had a big thunderstorm roll through, and our daily Lufthansa A330 ended up diverting to Greenville, SC.







    Waiting for the rampers to get the all clear after the storm.


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    Great shots as always, John. Looks like the parking deck is working out well.

    I need to get back to CLT--haven't spotted in 1+ year there.

    Funny that Obama is leaving Charlotte and coming to where I am now (Sevilla, ES). Small world.
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    Thanks, Adam! You really do need to get out with us one of these days! We had about a dozen folks from the CLT spotting group meet at the overlook this afternoon.

    They started out on 36





    Then switched to 18









    We had three different C-130s drop in this afternoon. One was an Air Force C-130H operated by the 910th Airlift Wing (AF Reserves) out of Youngstown ARS in Ohio.



    There were also a pair of USMC KC-130J tankers from VMGR-234 in Forth Worth, TX







    Gulfstream G-V owned by the BMW auto company, appropriately registered D-AUTO. Looks like it left for Germany late tonight.


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    Great shots, Moose!


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    Nice set John and sweet catch on the BMW Gulf Stream. Hope all is well with you.
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    Thanks, guys!

    We had a C-5A Galaxy stop in to CLT this afternoon. It's out of the 433th Airlift Wing, AF Reserves, from San Antonio.








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    That's neat how they stylized the Texas flag on the tail! Must've been neat seeing a Galaxy there at Charlotte, I take it you don't get those very often

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    Yeah, this is the first I remember hearing about since I've been down here.

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    And with the old Pratts no less!
    I was fortunate enough to see one doing touch and goes myself while I was waiting for the PAAF F-16s to arrive into CEF (with the P&W engines) I love the scream of those engines. I see more of the reengined (C-5Ms) these days.

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    I spent a little time on the Hourly Deck after work on Friday. Warm weather, 36 departures, and the setting sun...
















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    We finally had a cool afternoon Friday, so I headed out to CLT after work.







    A couple of things we won't see in the future - US Airways colors, and the current CLT tower. Construction started this summer on a new, taller tower.





    After dark, I headed up to the hourly deck.





    After you...No, after you...
    A trio of PSA CRJ-900s ready to taxi for takeoff.


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    Had a special visitor in town this afternoon:








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    Nice stuff - I'm hoping she (or Trump for that matter) show up in Seattle sometime soon!

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    I missed both Kaine and Pence earlier this week, but we had Hair Force One in CLT today. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a clean shot of it over at the FBO ramp, with bizjets and ramp equipment getting in the way. I've gotten shots of it before, so I wasn't too upset.



    Along with the 757, this Miami Air 734 was in with it. I think this may be a press plane, as Pence is in Florida, and uses the Eastern charter.


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    Some really nice recent stuff Moose...favorite is the trio of AA CRJ9's, very nice night shots

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