posted on Aug, 22 2017 @ 07:23 PM
a reply to: FredT
They used to try to stay farther away than DM from Phoenix. The thinking was that they had n more flexibility in the event they had to evacuate POTUS.
Anyone trying something was less likely to have another team that far away. It used to be an E-4. Makes me wonder if they sent the backup because the
E-4 fleet hasn't begun operations again beyond the one aircraft.
Tucson is only about two hours by road from Phoenix. Nellis is more like 5-6.
edit on 8/22/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason
edit on 8/22/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)