Air Force One Pilot Calls It Quits

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    CBS) Try to guess how many flights President Bush has flown on Air Force One since taking office.

    It’s 1,675 - more than 200 flights in each of the last eight years.

    And on nearly all of those flights, Col. Mark Tillman, 51, was at the controls of Air Force One.

    But now, he’s got just one mission left for George W. Bush - to fly him home to Texas on Tuesday as the former president. The aircraft will be the familiar 747-400 that routinely serves as Air Force One, but that won’t be its radio call-sign on Tuesday afternoon, since Mr. Bush will be out of office. The flight home is a military courtesy to the former commander-in-chief.



    Air Force One Pilot Calls It Quits , Pilot Who Flew George W. Bush Nearly 2,000 Times, Including On 9/11, To Retire From Air Force - CBS News
     
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    I don't blame him, who wants to fly that arrogant clown and his dipshit wife back and forth to his real country....... Kenya. They both attended that dimwit club masquerading as a church for 20 years, they no doubt promised "the congregation", including that asshole wright, paid trips to the Mother Land on the Air Force One, baby. I'm sure the flight attendants will all be white and unattractive if Michelle has anything to say about it and you know she does........ after all, she is who wears the pants in the family.

    That dickhead will no doubt smoke on it too.
     
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    God, you are funny!

    You really should take this act to Vegas.
     
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    Looks like he had a nice career.
     
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    Air Force One is a Hell of a plane. I've seen a few good shows on it, it's history and so on.

    I even have a matchbook from AF1 with the seal and everything from when my dad was still in the Air Force and got to fly alongside it during the testing of a new version of AF1. (very early 90's I think)

    I don't know what version they are flying these days but whatever one thinks about POTUS Obama, he has one sweet ride. That's alltogether fitting and proper for a man with his job. I saw something about his limo too lately and it was also cool as Hell. lol
     
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    i believe the Pilots change with each new administration.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Flying fighters and other attack aircraft is a thrill. But I'll bet flying AF1 has to be the most interesting job in the service. This guy spent 8 years doing it. Whoever hires him will be getting a fine pilot who will understand how to provide first class service and respect. What better experience to have on your resume.
     
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    Obama will probably smash this record also ....
     
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    You mean Bush and Saudi Arabia, Shittaro?:lol:

    I flew some VIPs when I was flying helos. Some treated you well, others treated you like a bus driver.

    Almost got jets, but typical military, they sent me on a deployment and then closed down the transisition pipeline before I got back. They would have beat the hell out of any transport aircraft.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    LOL oh you can bet your ass he will.

    These two will be soaking up the perks. They already are!
     

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