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  • Pilot: Flying Bush was 'just awesome'

    05/02/2003 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 244 replies · 521+ views
    usatoday.com ^ | 2/05/03
    <p>Navy pilot John "Skip" Lussier has made hundreds of aircraft carrier landings but none like his pressure-filled touchdown on the USS Abraham Lincoln with President Bush in the cockpit.</p> <p>"The pressure was ratcheted up just a little bit, but I tried not to think about it," Lussier said Friday on ABC's Good Morning America. "I just wanted to focus on it as a mission and make sure I got the president aboard safely."</p>
  • Flying Bush to Carrier 'Just Awesome'

    05/02/2003 5:56:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 63 replies · 597+ views
    AP | 5/02/03
    Flying Bush to Carrier 'Just Awesome' .c The Associated Press Navy pilot John ``Skip'' Lussier has made hundreds of aircraft carrier landings but none to compare with his latest, a picture-perfect touchdown that could have come from the movie ``Top Gun.'' ``The pressure was ratcheted up just a little bit, but I tried not to think about it,'' Lussier said Friday on ABC's ``Good Morning America.'' ``I just wanted to focus on it as a mission and make sure I got the president aboard safely.'' Lussier was at the controls of the Navy S-3B Viking jet that ferried President Bush...
  • TOUCHDOWN EARNS HIGH-FIVES FROM FELLOW FLIERS

    05/02/2003 1:44:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 244+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/02/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>President Bush waves from inside the "personalized" jet as it taxis toward takeoff.</p> <p>May 2, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - The landing wasn't perfect, but ex-fighter pilots gave high marks to the Navy pilot who landed the S-3B Viking jet on a cruising carrier 30 miles off the California coast.</p>
  • Photo Thread: Pres. Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/01/2003 12:33:23 PM PDT · by jern · 234 replies · 7,427+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May. 1, 2003
    U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) gives a thumbs-up as he walks with Vice Admiral Mike Malone (C), Commander Naval Air Forces and Captain Dave Landon, commanding officer Naval Base Coronado, upon arriving at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego May 1, 2003. The President will board an S-3 Viking to fly out to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to greet the 5,000 sailors aboard the Lincoln as they return home from the war in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Mike Blake Wearing a flight suit, U.S. President George W. Bush walks with NFO...