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    KCLT - 8/26/2014: Air Force 1

    President Obama visited Charlotte today, to speak at the American Legion national convention. Fortunately, the boss understands my addiction, so I worked from home and went "off the radar" for a few hours.

    Waiting for the arrival with another CLT spotter - Charlotte police helicopter made a sweep of the approach path, then spotted us. He made about six low orbits over us, checking us out. I guess they liked what they saw, as we didn't get a visit from a cruiser.



    C-17A 07-7176 out of Dover. It arrived Monday with support equipment, and parked on the cargo ramp, nicely positioned to photograph.



    And the main event...Air Force 1 arriving.





    I was going to head back home and do some work, but all the traffic was between the airport and my place, so I hung around the Overlook until they departed.






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    Great catch and outstanding shots Moose ! Thanks for posting them !

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    Nice shots and lighting on AF1. Great catch of that Bell 407, what a tiny reg it has!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiffy View Post
    Great catch of that Bell 407, what a tiny reg it has!
    Yes that is interesting!! Thats an old school location but the B407 is fairly new!! Usually the N #s are on side of the cabin
    or tail boom.

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    Fantastic shots, Moose. Glad you didn't run into CMPD. Wish I could have been there!
    Adam Sheinhaus

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    Thanks! Missed you out there today, Adam!

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    Excellent shots! I was out on the patio a few months back when he was headed to IAH. I heard a jet go over and looked up to see AF 1. I didn't have enough time to get my camera and put the big lens on, so all I could do give him a wave. Sort of.

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    Great shots...!!!
    [URL="http://www.airport-data.com/photographers/gbmax:5834/"]My Aircraft Photos[/URL]

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    Great shots - love the last one especially.......

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