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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 3/17/2013 9:35:53 PM EDT
Saw 2 USAF planes in af1 style paint yesterday near the terminal. Are they decommissioned or what's their story?

Also saw what looked like a flock of Harriers parked on the ramp.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:51:53 AM EDT
I've been told that the aircraft specifically dedicated for Presidential transport are painted slightly different than the VIP transports. Supposedly only the dedicated AF1s have a blue "cap" that wraps the fuselage at about the front door. The others wrap the blue in front of the cockpit.

From all the pics I have seen, this does seem to be true.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 10:15:26 AM EDT
The Harriers train out of there, and regularly fly right over my house. Pure awesomeness.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:34:47 PM EDT
Cool stuff. I'm glad they're out in the open as it was quite te novelty on taxi.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:20:17 PM EDT
The Harriers are out of Yuma. Harriers have short legs and need to stop for fuel a lot. They do a lot of training back and forth from Willie to MAWTS1
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