25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

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25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by TiboJ » 23 Feb 2014, 20:23

Hello everyone,

As probably the most of you know, Obama comes to Belgium on 26/03/14.
It would be nice if all information about this would be collected into a topic.

My question is if there is already information about the flights?
Who had experiences with the arrival of Bush in 2005?

Best regards,
Tibo
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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by luchtzak » 23 Feb 2014, 20:43

I found a 14 page topic about Bush coming to Belgium in 2005 : viewtopic.php?p=60029#p60029

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by TiboJ » 23 Feb 2014, 20:55

Thank you. I will take a look at it!
Is there already information about Obama?

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by LJ » 23 Feb 2014, 22:51

TiboJ wrote:My question is if there is already information about the flights?
Given the fact that he comes from The Hague (he'll attending the NSS), you can probably expect that what will go to The Netherlands will come to Brussels.

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Re: BRU 31/03/2014

Post by sn47031 » 22 Mar 2014, 12:39

President of US comes always with 2 B747 (Airforce 1 and 2) but you never know in which plane he is travelling for security reasons.
Earlier and normally before arrival a Galaxy will come with o/b the special eqpmt like his secured car.

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Re: BRU 31/03/2014

Post by hvs89 » 22 Mar 2014, 14:40

I heard that the two 747 were not traveling together anymore, but there will be a 747 and two 757.

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by Boavida » 23 Mar 2014, 16:09

Obama will arrive tuesday evening with Air Force One in Brussels/Melsbroek. Does anyone have more info about the hour of arrival?

And can we spot AF1 in Steenokkerzeel or will all roads around the airport be blocked?

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by TiboJ » 23 Mar 2014, 16:14

And you are 100% about it?
In the Belgian newspaper 'Het Laatste Nieuws' and 'Het Nieuwsblad, they said something about the possibility that Obama comes with Marine One to Beauvechain Air Base in Belgium.
Is this believable?

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by Boavida » 23 Mar 2014, 16:33

I'm not sure about my info, I just got it from the media...

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by sn26567 » 23 Mar 2014, 17:14

1. Brussels Airport has announced that traffic my be slowed on 25 and 26 March: hence it is more than likely that Obama will arrive at BRU (from AMS?) on the 25th evening and depart from BRU (to Rome: FCO or CIA?) on the 26th evening. The airspace will be closed for a short time when the president arrives and when he leaves the country by plane. This could cause delays for some flights, but no cancellations are expected. Both road traffic and rail access to Brussels Airport will be disrupted.

2. For the visit of the American military cemetery in Waregem on the 26th, it is sure that he will use one of his VH-3D (Sikorsky S-61) helicopters to fly from BRU to KJK.
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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by DIBO » 23 Mar 2014, 17:20

For the helicopters a 20NM wide VFR prohibited TSA corridor is reserved, gnd-fl195, between Brussels en Ieper. The VFR flyers have to watch out that day!

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by TiboJ » 23 Mar 2014, 17:34

1. Brussels Airport has announced that traffic my be slowed on 25 and 26 March: hence it is more than likely that Obama will arrive at BRU (from AMS?) on the 25th evening and depart from BRU (to Rome: FCO or CIA?) on the 26th evening.

2. For the visit of the American military cemetery in Waregem on the 26th, it is sure that he will use his Sikorsky S-61 helicopter to fly from BRU to KJK..
Indeed, that also seems the most logic to me but you can never know for sure.
Maybe just the AF1 lands in EBMB and do the M1 go to EBBE. I also do not see a very good reason for this but then I ask myself why they talk about it in the newspapers.
This weekend they were repainting the letters on the beginning of runway 22R at EBBE. That was the only activity I saw :)

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Re: 26/03/14 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by DIBO » 23 Mar 2014, 18:11

Don't think M1 will go to EBBE which falls more than 5nm outside of the TSA corridor.
Anybody knows where & when the support fleet will arrive?

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by TiboJ » 23 Mar 2014, 18:45

I have no idea yet.
What does the corridor actually mean?

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by tangolima » 23 Mar 2014, 18:57

DIBO wrote:Don't think M1 will go to EBBE which falls more than 5nm outside of the TSA corridor.
Anybody knows where & when the support fleet will arrive?
Hello

This morning/afternoon around 4-5 C17's visited EBMB to bring some stuff for Mr Obama.

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by Airbus A330 » 23 Mar 2014, 19:02

The 20, 2 C-17 brought the 4 helicopters that are parked at Melsbroek. Some other C-17 visited BRU this morning for the armoured cars and the security cars.

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by SabenaForever » 24 Mar 2014, 10:54

Does anybody know when Airforce one arrives in BRU tomorrow?

Thx

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by Simon.b » 24 Mar 2014, 18:37

Hello Everyone,

I am a journalist at RTBF Radio. I am contacting you because I want to do a reportage about the spotters who will photograph Air Force One upon his arrival tomorrow night.
Will any of you be there? Or do you know someone who will be there?

Can I call you to discuss two minutes verbally?

In advance thank you very much!

Greeting

Simon Bourgeois - +32 485 11 25 35 - sib@rtbf.be

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by TiboJ » 24 Mar 2014, 19:25

Probably in the evening.
I'm also interested in a good estimation.
Where are you guys going to stand?
What runway will be used?
The wind will blow from SE / S and will turn to N / NE by night.

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Re: 25-26/03/2014 - Obama to Belgium - more information?

Post by Established02 » 24 Mar 2014, 20:16

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