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Two E-4B NAOC Damaged in Tornado at Offut

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posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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Apparently the E-4B's were placed into hangers with the tail sticking out in advance of the weather. However, the exposed tail acted as a weather vane of sorts and the planes were shifted quite a bit inside the hanger. Damage assessment is ongoing and no word about the extend of the damage or when they will return to service.

Of the remaining two, one is undergoing heavy MRO and is unavailable and this leaves just one to serve as an emergency command post aside from AF-1

Perhaps it is time to consider replacing the air frames if the damage is severe. Aside from a 747-8 which may not have alot of life left beyond the next AF-1, perhaps its time to make the shift to a 777X
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posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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Eight RCs were damaged too. Six are back in service. It doesn't sound like the E-4s were damaged too badly. Three of the RCs were on the ramp and were spun in place.

I don't think they're in any position to replace the E-4 too. They're already looking at replacing pretty much everything. They're starting to talk about combining the E-4 and E-6, but they're five to ten years away from that program.

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posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Sheet metal damage, no big deal. They had them in the hangar with the tails sticking out. The wind caught the tail and pushed then into the hangar doors.



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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Well, at least there'll be no World War 2.5 and a wee bit just yet .
Amazing what a big blow can do...was Donald about the place then?

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posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

They still have the E-6Bs and one of the E-4Bs available.



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Those darned EU wheather manipulators damaged the foomsday planes...


This time it's war!! Oh, wait, no foomsday planes. Now what do we do??



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: smurfy

They still have the E-6Bs and one of the E-4Bs available.


True, while I think the eggs for breakfast plane that was being worked on is also back in service ahead of time.



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: seagull

I guess we'll just have to call foomsday off. Damn that EU.....wait, thank god for the EU. I never can remember who we're rooting for and blaming from week to week.

The remaining E-4B has been busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest the last week or so.
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posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Zaphod58

Those darned EU wheather manipulators damaged the foomsday planes...


This time it's war!! Oh, wait, no foomsday planes. Now what do we do??


I think it was Theresa May, who May or May not have ordered that blow, (that's the way she may or may not work)
Anyway, those blows can affect you and I badly, I just flew back from New Yoik through a blow like that, and when I landed me arms were killing me.



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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Here!

What
did i miss?
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posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

A wildly amusing, utterly absurd claim in another thread.



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

I blame the blowhards in her office. The hot air from them merged with the BS from Washington and it was too much for the atmosphere to handle, resulting in the tornado.



posted on Jun, 24 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Great!
Gold then!



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: FredT

I'm going to state the obvious before I get back to work.

You have tens of millions of dollars worth of high tech aircraft in Nebraska, a tornado prone state if there ever was one, and you put them in sheet metal hangars? With their tails sticking out?

I don't think the weather is the problem here.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: Taupin Desciple

They're not sheet metal hangars. The hangars are quite solid. The ones they were in aren't large enough to put a 747 completely inside, so their tail was sticking out the doors.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I know, it's easy to lose track. I mostly don't bother.

When I get angry, I just use my "I'm angry so I made a sign" sign. Kind of a catch-all.

Pesky EU. Confusing us all the time.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: seagull

I'm going to make two signs. Onewill be pro the other con, and at the bottom I'll put, "insert name here" for whoever we're protesting or supporting.







 
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