(Closed) DH just saw Airforce One!

posted 5 years ago in Military
Post # 3
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just watched a documentary called “It’s Good to be the President” and they talked about AirForce One. Honestly, it kind of makes me sick. The plane costs around a billion dollars to make and it costs about $180K per hour to operate. Such a waste of tax dollars. I’m pretty sure Mr. President and his staff would fit just fine in a smaller private jet.

Sorry to be a debbie downer but the amount of tax dollars the president (and the majority of ones before the current one) spend on personal shit pisses me off.

Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Payless:  I live about 2 hours away from Washington D.C. I have been very close to the President, but not enough to take a picture with him. I’ve seen him speak twice at events I’ve been too. FI’s Dad is military and he saw Air Force One at his base for a stop and visit with military families.

Post # 5
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Payless:  I watched the motorcade pass by on I-4 from the window in my office at work during last year’s election season.  It was even bigger than I expected!

Post # 6
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i live on a military base and the president was here visitng a while back. we didn’t get to see him (i wanted to so badly!), but marine one flew over my house as they were leaving.

Post # 7
2778 posts
Sugar bee

@IzzyBear:  Wouldn’t a smaller private jet be easier to shoot down/take over etc? I feel like the plane has lots of heavy duty machinery and equipment to protect the president, being that he’s so important. But I’ve never been inside so I have no idea lol

Post # 8
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

He’s fundraising in SF. Interesting is that many of the prices had be cut drastically because tickets weren’t selling- probably due to the drop of his approval rate. 

Post # 11
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Payless:  That is super cool!

I don’t have any neat stories like that, but my mom was visiting NY last year during the G20 summit (or something like that) and was staying at the Waldorf Astoria. When all the security began swarming the building she pulled the “but I’m a cute Canadian!” card with one of the Men in Black and he said that Michelle Obama was staying in a wing of the same hotel! She never saw Michelle or anything, but thought it was pretty cool 🙂

Post # 14
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Payless:  That’s so cool! I have never seen it nor met the President.

Post # 15
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Cool! My dad saw AF1 on a practice take off/landing at a nearby airport. He was driving and it flew right over him, said it freaked him out because the plane is HUGE! Also, I’ve seen Marine One while visiting Quantico, near DC.

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