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President Trump UK visit Jul 18

Old 26th Apr 2018, 16:50
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President Trump UK visit Jul 18

Just had a difference of opinion with colleague. When President Trump visits the UK in July this year is Air Force One likely to land at RAF Northolt?

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Old 26th Apr 2018, 17:21
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Air Force One will not land at RAF Nortolt - or even at RAF Northolt. The airfield can not take an aircraft that size. A Boeing 707 landed there by mistake in 1960 and it was not easy to get it out again. Picture and short story at https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1001607.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 17:26
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The visit is on Friday the 13th.

US President Donald Trump to visit the UK in July - BBC News
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 17:59
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With a bit of luck we could be fogged in, after all it is black Friday.
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BGG, an an non-expert I haven't looked up the size of Northolt's runway and even if I did I wouldn't know if it was long enough for Air Force One. Sorry for not being an expert like you.
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Well, I for one will welcome his visit. He has already accomplished more in his way than the whole tenure of his predecessor.
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I don’t suffer from being superstitious...but!
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Mildenhall is the likely landfall, IMO. Under USAF cotrol, etc.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 18:35
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Trump Visit

​​​​​Shame about the date,April 1St would have been appropriate


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Could be Fairford. Straight in.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 19:00
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I see that Boris the Blustering Buffoon is already spouting about how great it is that Trump will be visiting the UK....

Personally I feel that Vladimir Putin would be far more welcome here.

Sadiq Khan has already announced:
If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear. He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear.
Which could be interesting....
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Last few POTUS visits AF1 has used Stanstead, More secure than other London airfields.
I guess you meant Stansted.

No more secure than other London Airports!
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..,”could be fogged in etc etc..”. Why is it so fashionable, even on a military forum, to be so petty over a visit from the elected leader of our most reliable and important ally? After all, we’ve rolled out the red carpet to a string of odious despots many of whom were never even elected at all
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Originally Posted by ShotOne View Post
..,”could be fogged in etc etc..”. Why is it so fashionable, even on a military forum, to be so petty over a visit from the elected leader of our most reliable and important ally?


The two biggest pastimes on PPRuNe are putting down America and complaining about how hard it is to get a green card.
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Didn't President Bush fly to and from Heathrow during his state visit?
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Fairford will be in the final stages of prep for RIAT, Farnborough could be an option if he wanted to fly the flag for US aerospace industry, Brize a possibility. Odds on Mildenhall though, given the expected reception...
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Originally Posted by ShotOne View Post
..,”could be fogged in etc etc..”. Why is it so fashionable, even on a military forum, to be so petty over a visit from the elected leader of our most reliable and important ally? After all, we’ve rolled out the red carpet to a string of odious despots many of whom were never even elected at all
Fog? Really?
Prob10 is as big as it gets on that date, and really PROB01.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 00:09
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I personally think that the President, in his capacity as head of state of one of our greatest allies should be treated with respect commensurate with the dignity of his office

The fact that the man himself is a complete horse's ass should make no difference - after all we have accorded similar treatment to some much more sinister people in our time, as Shot One has pointed out. It is POTUS we are welcoming, not Donald Trump.

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Old 27th Apr 2018, 05:01
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We really seem to take pride in trying to piss off our few friends and allies in the UK while bending over backwards to accommodate those that don’t have our best interests at heart. Living abroad now as I do, I’m incredulous at how naive the average British politician seems to be.
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After all, we’ve rolled out the red carpet to a string of odious despots...
As Mother MayDay will be doing on Friday 13th...
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