Eisenhower’s Lockheed – Air Force One, Columbine

Something a bit different for you folks . . .

First flight in decades – headed from Marana Regional Airport in Southern Arizona to Bridgwater Virginia for a full restoration. The B25 was along as support crew transport and as a camera platform.

And here’s the behind the scenes to get it in the air and to Virginia. . .

And a look at it a restored Air Force One Connie ( there were several )- talk about an expensive hobby . . .

A good friend worked in the “Silk Purse” program – his “side” of the house provided secure radio and teletype links for high level muckity mucks ( CINCSAC – SECDEF etc.) as they traveled overseas – at the time they were flying EC – 121’s – modified EC-121 Warning Star aircraft – it took an unbelievable amount of “background / behind the scenes” work to stage the chain of aircraft across the Atlantic or Pacific ocean(s) so the multiple secure lines could be maintained – SAC was the Shits – Funding WAS NOT an issue – just saying . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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