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originally posted by: Ceeker63
I have often contemplated this question. Why do the POTUS never visit Area 51? I just know that in some form or another the Area has been used by the military since WW2.
originally posted by: Navarro
a reply to: Bedlam
I've heard a few stories about presidents and their experiences with Area 51. President Elect Jimmy Carter is alleged to have asked George Bush Sr, then CIA Director, to brief him on these things. Bush is said to have declined, stating that Carter didn't have a need to know and also that the presidents curiosity doesn't constitute a need to know.
I've also heard that Eisenhower sought the same information, and when he received a response similar to what Carter got, Einsenhower threatened to attack Area-51. Eisenhower is said to have gotten his briefing after all.
Someone else, whose name I don't presently recall, supposedly also received this briefing, and was allegedly seen "sobbing" afterward, stating "my children have to live in this world," or something to that effect.
originally posted by: gariac
a reply to: unscarredcfh
I'm not sure you can fly that low over that territory. Speed is possible. Can you provide the day and approximate time?
keep in mind that there that AF1 is different from AF1. (confused you already, eh? read on). Don't get confused between the ICAO code for Air Force One (AF1) and the IATA code for Air France 1 (AF1). A controller's strip will (should?) never have AF1 listed for Air France 1. That should always go in as AFR1, as AFR is the ICAO code for Air France. As the common passenger will generally only see the IATA code, AF1 will always be Air France 1, whereas the strip will be AFR1.