Thursday, September 06, 2007

FAA History Lesson -- September 6



From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

”Sep 6, 1990: A new Air Force One made its maiden voyage. The specially designed Boeing 747, and its identical backup plane, replaced two twenty-year-old Boeing 707s.”

It seems as if every air traffic controller has an Air Force One story. It’s hard to beat the “cool factor” of being a controller. The first time you ever work the flight it hits you -- this isn’t an ordinary job.

Oh well. Did you know you can buy a stamp with Air Force One on it ? Marine One too. The things I find out, writing for you...



Don Brown
September 6, 2007

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