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  • Did President Obama Forget to Salute?

    05/24/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 110 replies
    ABC ^ | May 24, 2013
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  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandyīs devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.ĎIīm very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back,í he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land (Fredrick, MD.... No bad weather)

    09/02/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Oiao · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2011 4:16pm EST | Mary Bruce
    In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obamaís 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing near Frederick, Maryland and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the nearby site. White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a ďbad weather callĒ was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft.
  • U.S. Aerospace is Back and Wants to Offer Chinese Chopper as New Marine One

    02/05/2011 9:28:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/4/2010 | Defense Tech
    In case you didnít see this earlier, U.S. Aerospace is back. You know, the shady company that was disqualified from bidding in the Air Forceís $35 billion KC-X contest with Antonov-based designs. Now theyíre apparently teaming with Chinaís state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation to bid on the Marinesí VXX presidential helicopter replacement effort. Apparently, theyíre going to offer Chinaís knock-off of the half century-old Super Frelon (pictured above) as a replacement for the half century-old Sea Kings that are currently flown as Marine One. Yup, this one will go far. Letís see how they get disqualified from bidding this time.
  • Costly new Marine One faces veto

    07/30/2009 11:14:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 666+ views
    Politico ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jen Dimascio
    Fresh off its victory removing F-22 fighter jets from a Senate defense bill, the White House is girding for another legislative battle over funding for new presidential helicopters to replace its existing, decades-old fleet. Neither President Barack Obama nor Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to buy the VH-71 presidential chopper, which has more than doubled in cost from $6 billion to an estimated $13 billion for a contingent of 23. ďIf the final bill were to include funds that continue the existing VH-71 program or would prejudge the plan to re-compete the presidential helicopter program, the presidentís senior advisers would...
  • Alameda native first woman to fly president's helicopter

    07/21/2009 4:45:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 32 replies · 2,714+ views
    AP via Oakland Tribune ^ | 07/20/2009 | Darlene Superville
    <p>WASHINGTON ¬ó Jennifer Grieves wanted independence, exposure and something she could be proud of when she joined the Marine Corps. She got all that, and more ¬ó including a place in history as the Ô¨Ārst woman to pilot Marine One, the president's helicopter.</p>
  • An entourage more royal than the Queen's (In case you missed this one.)

    06/17/2009 4:52:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies · 1,324+ views
    Scripps News ^ | 3/31/2009 | Dale McFeatters
    The heads of government in London for the G-20 summit are discussing serious and weighty issues, which in time will be duly reported on, but right now the British press is entranced by the sheer size of President Obama's traveling entourage. And no wonder. Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water. And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with "35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters." For sure, our president is...
  • Obama ó Our Green Hypocrite-in-Chief

    04/28/2009 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 711+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 27th, 2009 | Talya Emery
    According to a CBS News article on April 22, President Obamaís flights on Earth Day ó two on Air Force One and four on Marine One ó consumed about 9,000 gallons of fuel. My first reaction to this news was that it was much ado about nothing, a scoop about as significant as the price tag on Sarah Palinís campaign attire. But upon reflection, I realized these 9,000 gallons reflect a hypocrisy, endemic to globetrotting politicians and celebrities fighting climate change, more serious than what we generally expect from our public figures. What is 9,000 gallons of fuel? This quantity...
  • Obama Security Breached: Schematics for ĎMarine Oneí Found at Iranian IP Address (video)

    03/01/2009 2:21:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,777+ views
    WPXI-TV ^ | March 1, 2009
    "We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package."
  • Report: Pennsylvania Company Discovers Marine One Security Breach

    03/01/2009 5:14:19 AM PST · by metmom · 16 replies · 1,154+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Sunday, March 01, 2009 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered a potentially serious security breach involving President Obama's helicopter, Marine One, NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh reported. Sensitive information about Marine One was reportedly found by Tiversa employees at an IP address in Tehran. Tiversa CEO Bob Boback said a defense contractor in Bethesda, Md., had a file sharing program on one of their systems that contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One and financial information about the cost of the helicopter.
  • Iran Stole Marine One Specs

    02/28/2009 11:30:05 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 35 replies · 2,560+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 28, 2009 | CNET Tech News
    An Internet security company claims that Iran has taken advantage of a computer security breach to obtain engineering and communications information about Marine One, President Barack Obama's helicopter, according to a report by WPXI, NBC's affiliate in Pittsburgh. Tiversa, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., reportedly discovered a security breach that led to the transfer of military information to an Iranian IP address, according to WPXI. The information is said to include planned engineering upgrades, avionic schematics, and computer network information. The channel quoted the company's CEO, Bob Boback, who said Tiversa found a file containing the entire blueprints and avionics...
  • Local Company Discovers Threat To Obama's Security (Info About Presidentís Helicopter Found In Iran)

    02/28/2009 6:19:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,940+ views
    wpxi.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2009
    PITTSBURGH -- Target 11 has learned a Cranberry company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered what it said is a potentially serious security breach involving President Barack Obamaís helicopter. Tiversa employees found engineering and communications information about Marine One at an IP address in Tehran, Iran. Bob Boback, CEO of Tiversa, said, ĒWe found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One,which is the president's helicopter." The company was able to trace the file back to its original source. "What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, MD had a file sharing program on one of...
  • Marine One Spending Under Fire

    02/24/2009 3:02:37 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 35 replies · 920+ views
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | February 24, 2009 | Mike Krumboltz
    Marine One Spending Under Fire by Mike Krumboltz February 24, 2009 01:26:08 PM President Obama has talked tough about the need to shed wasteful spending. But will he practice what he preaches? His one-time rival, Sen. John McCain, brought up a pricey presidential project that seems a bit unnecessary ó a fleet of 28 new Marine One helicopters that will cost taxpayers around $11.2 billion. At a recent summit to cut the federal deficit, Sen. McCain suggested that if President Obama wants to help the economy, perhaps he should consider canceling his order. Obama replied that he's already looking into...
  • President Obama Bumps His Head on Marine One (sort of) - Video 2/9/09

    02/09/2009 8:35:21 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 835+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Well, he did not exactly crack his head! But he did awkwardly forget to duck as he entered the Marine One Helicopter. We've come to expect so much from our Dear Leader that when he even makes a slight bobble we are shocked! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Bush wraps up one fundraiser, arrives in Marine One for event at Romney home in Park City

    05/28/2008 5:02:59 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 182+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 5.28.2008 | Lisa Riley Roche and Leigh Dethman
    President George W. Bush landed in Park City in Marine One around 5 p.m. this evening, where a small crowd of both supporters and protestors greeted him. The landing by Bush on ball fields adjacent to Park City Middle School drew the attention of local residents, who were gathering throughout the afternoon. What they saw was the landing of the iconic helicopter, as well as four other identical green U.S. Marine Corp. helicopters. They also got a wave from Bush before he climbed into a waiting SUV. The motorcade then quickly left, bound for the second fundraiser at Mitt Romney's...
  • Cost Nearly Doubles For Marine One Fleet

    03/23/2008 3:25:50 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 19 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2008 | Peter Baker
    ... The first five helicopters are due in 2010, a year behind schedule, although the White House made compromises on the requirements to cut costs and speed delivery. Twenty-three more-sophisticated versions are to follow, at which point the current fleet and the first five craft would be retired. But the most recent target date of 2015 for these additional choppers has slipped to an unknown date. The problems with the second batch have prompted the Pentagon to issue a stop-work order until it determines what to do and Congress provides more money. The Pentagon conducted a review of the project...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 1-12-07

    01/12/2007 1:55:26 PM PST · by onyx · 206 replies · 3,076+ views
    The White House; yahoo ^ | 1-12-07 | onyx
    Before leaving for Camp David today, President Bush Signed The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation And Management Reauthorization Act Of 2006. By signing this bill, the President reaffirmed our commitment to protect America's fisheries and keep our commercial and recreational fishing communities strong. This Act will end over-fishing in America, help us replenish our Nation's fish stocks, and advance international cooperation and ocean stewardship. Fact Sheet: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. President Bush signs the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006, Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Behind him,...
  • The President's New Helicopter

    05/08/2006 10:28:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies · 15,728+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 5/8/06 | Jonathan Keats
    After decades of upgrades to a fleet of notoriously cramped Sikorsky VH-3 Sea Kings, the White House has tasked Lockheed Martin with a dramatic, $6.1-billion makeover of Marine One, the presidential helicopter, starting this summer. The goal: to fit a mobile Oval Office into the tight quarters of a chopper. The new fleet will consist of 23 VH-71 aircraft, each of which will have 200 square feet of cabin space, nearly double the Sea Kingís 116. Aside from the legroom, the copter will incorporate major upgrades to the old defense and communications systems. Equally important is that the aircraft is...
  • Marine One In Downtown Atlanta?

    03/06/2006 12:28:59 PM PST · by labowski · 3 replies · 260+ views
    Was Bush or Cheney in Atlanta today? I could have sworn I just saw Marine One taking off across downtown.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (3/12/05): photos

    03/12/2005 5:34:12 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 837 replies · 8,810+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: After returning to the White House late yesterday, the President spent a quiet day at the White House. He and the First Lady will attend the annual Gridiron Dinner tonight in Washington. President Bush said he intended to nominate Michael Griffin of Johns Hopkins University to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Griffin currently heads the Space department at Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. THE WEEK AHEAD: Source -- White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, at yesterday's press gaggle. Monday: The President will participate in the presentation of the National Medals of Science and Technology...
  • Helicopter Politics (Pentagon's chopper wars end in a victory for fair competition and free trade)

    03/02/2005 1:27:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 534+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 3/2/2005 | Charles V. PeŮa
    The White House has asked Congress for $419.3 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2006 -- 4.8 percent more than the Pentagon's current budget before including money for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (which will come in the form of an $80 billion supplemental). Although the total value of the Marine One presidential helicopter program -- $6.1 billion for 23 helicopters -- is the equivalent of just 1.5 percent of what the Pentagon has budgeted in 2006, the decision to award the contract to the Lockheed Martin team is more important than just dollars and cents. It...
  • Political fur flies over Marine One deal

    02/01/2005 7:52:16 AM PST · by PDR · 27 replies · 1,075+ views
    United Press International ^ | January 31, 2005 | Peter Roff
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- On Capitol Hill, reaction to the announcement that a Lockheed Martin-led international consortium had won the contract for the design and construction of the next generation of U.S. presidential helicopters was mixed. Some folks cared; others didn't. Welcome to life in 21st-century Washington, where diplomatic concerns, the demands of the global marketplace and plain, old-fashioned political pressure and pork barrel regularly collide. "The $6.1 billion contract -- $3.6 billion for the fleet of 23 helicopters and the rest for research and development -- is far from the Pentagon's largest," the New York Times reported Monday,...
  • Did we throw the Italians a bone?

    01/31/2005 7:06:24 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 4 replies · 185+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 1-30-05 | www.hotchicken.com
    It was announced today that Lockheed-Martin was awarded a 1.6 billion dollar contract to build a new fleet of Marine One presidential helicopters. While big military contracts are nothing new, this one has a twist. Lockheed was probably the underdog in this competition due to the fact that Sikorsky has had a lock on Marine One for the past five decades. What makes the Lockheed contract interesting is that the design for the new helicopters comes from Italy, who happens to be one of our biggest companions in the War on Terror. There is no question that both aircraft in...
  • A presidential helicopter that isn't all-American?

    01/30/2005 7:57:07 PM PST · by beaelysium · 74 replies · 1,915+ views
    news.newstimes.com ^ | Sunday, January 30, 2005 10:46 pm EST | editor
    Sunday, January 30, 2005 10:46 pm EST news.newstimes.comOutsourcing A presidential helicopter that isn't all-American?http://news.newstimes.com/editorial.php Connecticut was shocked Friday to hear the U.S. Navy has chosen a helicopter made by a European consortium to transport President Bush. >snip< Sikorsky Aircraft, based in Stratford, is the company that traditionally builds presidential helicopters. >snip< The Lockheed design is actually a British-Italian product. >snip< But key components will be built overseas, and this $6.1 billion contract for 23 helicopters will mean a net loss of American jobs. Is this a new avenue for outsourcing American jobs? Well, yes. It also outsources the development of...
  • Lockheed Team Wins Presidential Chopper (Presidential Chopper will be European)

    01/29/2005 3:57:17 PM PST · by Jordi · 66 replies · 2,002+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday January 28, 8:17 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Friday gave a transatlantic team led by Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT - News) a $1.7 billion contract to build a new fleet of 23 U.S. presidential helicopters, a deal valued at up to $6.1 billion. The decision was a stunning setback for Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp.'s (NYSE:UTX - News) Sikorsky Aircraft unit -- which for nearly 50 years has built and maintained the green and white "Marine One" helicopters that fly the president. Sikorsky had wrapped itself in the American flag to pitch its twin-engined VH-92, based on the Black Hawk helicopter. But...
  • British firm wins Marine One contract

    01/29/2005 2:21:55 PM PST · by Pikamax · 16 replies · 681+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01/29/05 | Telegraph
    British firm wins Marine One contract (Filed: 29/01/2005) A firm which makes helicopters designed in Britain has won a multi-billion dollar contract to build a new Marine One fleet for the United States president. AugustaWestland beat stiff competition from US rival Sikorsky to secure the lucrative six-billion dollar deal to build 23 helicopters. The blades of the new helicopters will be built at the Westland factory in Yeovil, Somerset, which employs 4,000 workers. Work on the contract will start immediately and will run up to 2009. The US Navy made the announcement about replacing its ageing fleet of helicopters which...
  • President's helicopter deal goes to Europe

    01/29/2005 4:34:38 AM PST · by Cagey · 82 replies · 4,274+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 1-29-2005 | Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Ben Hall in London
    AgustaWestland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter maker, last night won a contract to build the new US presidential helicopter fleet, dealing a blow to American rival Sikorsky, which has flown the president since 1957. AgustaWestland, owned by Finmeccanica of Italy, and Lockheed Martin, its US partner, received a $1.7bn (£901m) contract to build more than 20 helicopters, in a competition that was seen as a litmus test for whether European companies could increase their defence business in the US. AgustaWestland's British operations are based in Yeovil in Somerset where it employs 4,000 people. Richard Aboulafia, an analyst at the Teal group, said:...
  • Lockheed Martin to Build New Presidential Helicopter

    01/28/2005 3:10:45 PM PST · by Cornpone · 128 replies · 3,306+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | 28 Jan 2005 | Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
    The Department of Defense announced today that the team led by Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Owego, N.Y., has been selected to build the new presidential helicopter (VXX) based on its U.S. 101 medium lift helicopter. This $1.7 billion, cost plus award fee contract will launch the VXX programís system development and demonstration phase during which the program will integrate a ďsystem of systemsĒ with a modern, in-production aircraft to provide the president with safe and reliable helicopter transportation. ďTodayís announcement is a significant milestone that caps an exhaustive and deliberative source selection process that carefully followed the Federal Acquisition Regulations,Ē...
  • Lockheed Team Wins Presidential Chopper (Sikorsky out after 50 years as ďMarine 1Ē builder)

    01/28/2005 2:16:27 PM PST · by dead · 53 replies · 2,479+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a surprise move, the U.S. Navy (news - web sites) has chosen a transatlantic team led by Lockheed Martin Corp. to build a new U.S. presidential helicopter fleet in a deal valued at well over $1 billion, several congressional sources said on Friday. The decision was a stunning setback for Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky Aircraft unit -- which for nearly 50 years has built and maintained the green and white "Marine One" helicopters that fly the president. Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), a New York Democrat, announced the decision in a press release,...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (1/23/05) photos

    01/23/2005 1:55:47 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 335 replies · 5,840+ views
    The first family attended church this morning. Afterwards, the President headed to Camp David where he was to meet with his advisors to work on his State of the Union Address. QUOTE OF THE DAY: At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. For a half century, America defended our own freedom by standing watch on distant borders. After the shipwreck of communism came years of relative quiet, years of repose, years of sabbatical - and then there came a day of fire. Some, I know,...
  • Leading Congressional Defense Appropriator Tours US101 "Marine One" Demonstrator

    09/16/2004 1:59:44 PM PDT · by RangerJ62 · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | September 16, 2004
    Leading Congressional Defense Appropriator Tours US101 'Marine One' Demonstrator Thursday September 16, 1:00 pm ET OWEGO, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Team US101's Presidential Helicopter Replacement (VXX) program concept demonstrator was toured today by U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha (PA-12) -- the ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee -- during a visit to Lockheed Martin's facility in Owego, NY. Murtha was invited to Owego and accompanied by fellow appropriator U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22), whose district encompasses the facility. Team US101 is competing to provide the president of the United States with a state-of-the-art fleet of next-generation...
  • Copter battle descends on Texas

    08/27/2004 6:51:31 AM PDT · by RangerJ62 · 6 replies · 524+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram | August 10, 2004 | Bob Cox
    Copter battle descends on Texas BOB COX, Star-Telegram Staff Writer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX), August 10, 2004 Section: Business, Edition: FINAL, Page: 1C The hottest political contest in Texas at the moment is not the race between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry. It's over who will build the next presidential helicopter. Neither Bush nor Kerry is spending a lot of time and money wooing Texas hearts and minds, but the same can't be said for the companies competing for the prestigious helicopter contract. About the only thing they haven't promised is that the Lone Star flag will adorn the...
  • Twins Travel With Bush to Iowa, Missouri

    07/20/2004 1:03:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 2,482+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue, Jul 20, 2004 | PETE YOST
    President Bush is squeezing in some campaigning before the political spotlight turns to next week's Democratic National Convention in Boston. Bush's twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were to accompany him Tuesday. It's the first time they have made joint appearances with their dad on the campaign trail, although they each have traveled separately with him on other outings. The twins also will take part in an online chat Friday on Bush's re-election Web site. Bush flies to re-election rallies in Iowa and Missouri, toss-up states that he and Democratic rival John Kerry are fighting hard to win this year. Bush...
  • Other '04 Race: Building Copter for Presidents

    07/10/2004 5:27:47 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 13 replies · 1,323+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 071004 | By LESLIE WAYNE
    No helicopter symbolizes executive power more than Marine One as it lifts off the White House lawn. Now, the competition to build the next fleet of presidential helicopters has become a bare-knuckles brawl that pits a flag-waving domestic maker against an international team hoping to be rewarded for supporting the United States in Iraq. One bidding team is led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation's largest military contractor, which has lined up European partners and a lobbying juggernaut that includes Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain and his Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi ó two of Washington's staunchest allies...
  • Former Marine One Helicopter Used for Three Presidents Now a Reagan Library Museum Piece

    03/19/2004 9:10:07 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 6 replies · 379+ views
    AP ^ | 3-19-04
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine One helicopter that ferried three presidents during their White House years is now a Ronald Reagan Presidential Library museum piece. The Sikorsky VH-3A that was used for Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford floated to a landing Friday on the South Lawn replica at the library, which houses presidential memorabilia. The helicopter was being moved to the nearby Air Force One Pavilion construction site to roost next to the retired Boeing 707 that served as Air Force One for 28 years. The airplane was used for Nixon, Ford,...
  • Sikorsky after contract for presidential 'copter

    03/12/2004 8:31:57 AM PST · by kahoutek · 16 replies · 716+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2004 | Associated Press
    CHANTILLY, Va. ó Competition for the right to build the presidential helicopter soared Wednesday as the two companies vying for the contract showed off their product and their patriotism. Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft is spending the week offering rides in its VH-92 Super Hawk, while Maryland-based Lockheed Martin ramped up its list of U.S subcontractors to quell concerns that its US101 aircraft is partly foreign made. Out on the runway at Dulles Airport, just west of Washington, D.C., the deep green Super Hawk lifted off Wednesday into the snowy sky for a brief jaunt. Inside the aircraft, passengers settled into the...
  • Sikorsky Says Presidential Copter Would Be U.S.-Made

    01/08/2004 12:33:22 PM PST · by ladtx · 28 replies · 309+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7 Jan 2004 | J. Lynn Lunsford
    LOS ANGELES -- In a bid to keep a European-designed helicopter from becoming the next Marine One transport for the president, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX - News)'s Sikorsky Aircraft Co. said it will rely on U.S. companies to build its latest version of the chopper, pulling work from several international suppliers. Sikorsky, whose helicopters have carried all U.S. presidents since Dwight Eisenhower, will replace partners in China, Taiwan, Spain, Japan and Brazil on this particular version of its new S-92 helicopter. The international partners will continue to build large portions of the civilian version of the helicopter, Sikorsky said. Since...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 12.22.03

    12/22/2003 11:46:39 AM PST · by TruthNtegrity · 281 replies · 503+ views
    Yahoo,Whitehouse.gov,Reuters,AssociatedPress | 12/22/03 | TruthNtegrity
    The President had a busy weekend. He called the President of China to thank him for his recent comments on Taiwan and they discussed by phone how to restart North Korea nuclear talks. During the conversation Saturday night, the two leaders made a favorable appraisal of Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the United States this month. Hu told Pres. Bush he hoped the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be realized through a way acceptable to all parties concerned. Sunday, after attending St. John's across the street from the White House, the President met with his Security Council...
  • UK Mirror: Bush "goons" wreck Buckingham Palace lawn

    11/23/2003 9:04:05 PM PST · by jmcclain19 · 70 replies · 1,600+ views
    GROUND FARCE 1 Nov 23 2003 Queen's fury as Bush goons wreck garden Exclusive By Terry O'Hanlon THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his state visit caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at Buckingham Palace. Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's insurers and Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the massive repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen so angry as when she saw how her perfectly-mantained lawns had been churned up after being turned into helipads with three giant H...
  • 'The target must be Air Force One'

    08/12/2003 7:08:38 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 30 replies · 331+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 08/13/03 | STEVE KENNEDY and ANDY WILKS
    A BRITISH arms dealer was seized by the FBI yesterday for plotting to help terrorists shoot down a US plane with a missile.The man was arrested in America after an amazing sting involving MI5, MI6, US and Russian authorities.The London-based dealer said he wanted to target George Bushís presidential plane Air Force One, it was reported. The dealer shipped the sophisticated weapon from Russia to Baltimore ó and believed he was selling it to a Muslim fanatic.But his buyer was really an undercover FBI agent ó and the arms dealer is heard on tape saying the missile was to be...