'We Looked Around, And Nobody Was There' | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **
** Airborne 09.12.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.12.14 **

Thu, Nov 08, 2007

'We Looked Around, And Nobody Was There'

Obama Charter Lands At Wrong IA Airport

Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama is used to being greeted by crowds wherever he goes... which made his arrival Tuesday night in Des Moines, IA a bit disquieting.

No one was waiting at the airport to greet his chartered plane -- but it turns out there was a good reason for that. Obama was supposed to land in Cedar Rapids, about 100 miles east of the city.

"We just seemed to overshoot the runway by about 150 miles apparently," Obama quipped Wednesday during a campaign stop in Wapello. "We were just curious -- usually the Secret Service pulls their cars up real quickly, and we looked around and nobody was there."

It is unclear whether the aircraft was dispatched to the wrong city by the charter operator, or if the pilot entered the wrong 'Direct-To' destination into the GPS, or what.

Campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor told Fox News the unplanned Des Moines stop put Obama behind schedule by about an hour.

Those waiting to hear the Illinois senator speak didn't complain, though. While they waited, they took to 'dancing and chanting,' according to news reports.

FMI: www.crairport.org, www.dsmairport.com

Advertisement

More News

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-15-06 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and –315 airplanes.>[...]

AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-26-05 PRODUCT: All Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE->[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.17.14)

Learn to Fly Blog This blog features writings by aviation authors and flight instructors.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.17.14): Base Turn

A turn executed by the aircraft during the initial approach between the end of the outbound track and the beginning of the intermediate or final approach track.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.17.14)

“In the near future, general aviation manufacturers will be able to certify their products more efficiently and effectively, meaning more safety in more airplanes.” Sou>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC