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2003-05-01 Home Front
Pres. Bush to land on carrier the old-fashioned way
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Posted by Dar 2003-05-01 09:49 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1063 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 We don't plop Vikings very often, if I recall correctly, so he should be fine.

Nice touch, BTW, but sure to have some calling him a cowboy again. Hey, it's loads better than any ride at Disneyland.
Posted by Chuck  2003-05-01 09:54:59|| [blog.simmins.org]  2003-05-01 09:54:59|| Front Page Top

#2 I'll bet if he held up air traffic at an airport for a couple of hours while he was having a far-to-expensive haircut, people would call him a cowboy for that too. I don't think he's worried about the Cowboy remarks.
Nothing he does will ever get him away from that. Even if he converted to French and did nothing, he'd still be a cowboy for it.
Posted by Mike N. 2003-05-01 10:03:23||   2003-05-01 10:03:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Its good to have a Cool president again!
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2003-05-01 11:37:40||   2003-05-01 11:37:40|| Front Page Top

#4 First sitting President to do a carrier trap. And he's doing it from the copilot seat. Go Dubya!

You know Bush must have personally argued like hell to pull this one off - the Secret service would rather him wait till the carrier is near the coast and then helicopter him in. I bet good money that Bush even takes the controls for a bit once they are at altitude. Once a pilot, always a pilot.

At least they got him on an S3, and not some dog-crap COD bird.
Posted by OldSpook 2003-05-01 11:42:09||   2003-05-01 11:42:09|| Front Page Top

#5 Bet they insisted on putting him in the co-pilot seat because he could eject in case of trouble. No way out of the back of a COD. I'm sure that they'll let him take the stick for a short time. Once a fighter jock, always a fighter jock. Plus it don't hurt naval aviation come budget time.
Posted by Steve  2003-05-01 12:07:56||   2003-05-01 12:07:56|| Front Page Top

#6 "will also carry a Secret Service agent, a pilot and a crew member."
Plus a dozen or so fighter escorts, not to mention the aegis on the water ;)
Posted by RW 2003-05-01 12:14:02||   2003-05-01 12:14:02|| Front Page Top

#7 Think of the difference between this(which is way cool) and the Dukakis photo-op, riding around in a tank with the helmet on, looking like Snoopy
Posted by Frank G  2003-05-01 12:18:18||   2003-05-01 12:18:18|| Front Page Top

#8 I read that he wanted to do it from the Wizzo seat of an F-18 Hornet but cows were had by all, and he got told no. This is actually about the safest way on, except by COD and the President can't arrive in a COD.
Posted by Chuck  2003-05-01 12:26:58|| [blog.simmins.org]  2003-05-01 12:26:58|| Front Page Top

#9 Hell if Putin can do it... remember when Putin arrived in Chechnya in a fighter jet? Can't recall though if he did the piloting himself.
Posted by RW 2003-05-01 13:09:40||   2003-05-01 13:09:40|| Front Page Top

#10 Wheels up, landing in 20 minutes. Carried live on Fox, CNN, etc.
Posted by Steve  2003-05-01 14:04:08||   2003-05-01 14:04:08|| Front Page Top

#11 Just flew in on Fox. Safe, sound, and grinning.
Posted by Ptah  2003-05-01 14:41:49|| [www.crusaderwarcollege.org]  2003-05-01 14:41:49|| Front Page Top

#12 There are some truly awesome photos posted at Yahoo of the Commander-in-Chief on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln. Makes me swell up in pride.
Posted by ColoradoConservative 2003-05-01 15:19:25||   2003-05-01 15:19:25|| Front Page Top

#13 "Dubya is my co-pilot."
Posted by Dishman  2003-05-01 15:52:16||   2003-05-01 15:52:16|| Front Page Top

#14 That is one thing I have always wanted to do, is to land my C-172P on a carrier. But getting permission would be a beast. Also they would have to remove the arresting cables so I would not foul my gear. Dream on A/P. Hey, Dubya, you deserve it! I am sure there is immense pride on the Lincoln going both ways today!
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-05-01 16:09:26||   2003-05-01 16:09:26|| Front Page Top

#15 Nice speech - not gloating, not boasting, and appropriate emotion for the reason these heros serve, Sept 11th victims, those not coming home. I got teary, but then again I'm a sentimental pussy - I cry during the nat'l anthem
Posted by Frank G  2003-05-01 20:56:34||   2003-05-01 20:56:34|| Front Page Top

#16 AP, there's always Flight Simulator 2002 :) ...or those other flight sims. Or if you have the cash, the real simulators they use for training.
Posted by RW 2003-05-01 21:35:55||   2003-05-01 21:35:55|| Front Page Top

#17 The President landing in a jet on a carrier and getting out wearing that flight suit was totally cool. He looked totally fit and dashing. Just try to imagine Clinton in a flight suit...as one of my female co-workers (who loved the photos and speech) said: "do they have one big enough for Clinton?"

Was anyone else reminded of the president in the movie Independence Day?
Posted by R. McLeod  2003-05-02 00:24:05||   2003-05-02 00:24:05|| Front Page Top

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