Thursday, February 24, 2011

Skywatch My presidential delay:)

I took this sunset shot while waiting for my flight home from Ohio it was delayed  an hour because of the rest of the pictures on this page that I DID NOT take.....  I wish I could have seen all the hoopla but I did not know about it till after it was all over...... my question is if the President was home at the white House at 4:35pm  why were we  delayed till after 7:00pm to take off?  Not mad just wondering? Again the pictures and words below are NOT MINE but copied from http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/02/president_obama_official_sched_541.html  
It isn’t until the 747 is right on top of you that you understand the size of the plane. Air Force One measures 63-feet tall and 232-feet long with a wingspan of 195 feet, with 4,000 square feet of space on three levels. For comparison, The White House is actually smaller in size than Air Force One.
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Open Press

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the opening session of the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business
Cleveland State University
Open Press

12:05PM THE PRESIDENT attends breakout sessions
Cleveland State University
Limited Travel Pool Coverage

1:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the closing session of the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business
Cleveland State University
Open Press

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT departs Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Open Press

4:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
4:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House
South Lawn
me, waiting at the airport for hours:)

5 comments:

fredamans said...

Awesome, and yet not that you had to wait, but the reason why... awesome.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/02/skywatch-friday_24.html

EG Wow said...

I didn't realize Air Force One is so BIG either!

forgetmenot said...

Too cool!!!! Beautiful sky and great shot of Airforce One. Wow.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Please come and see the Irresistible Sky at my page.

Carmi said...

How opportune that you were able to catch such a spectacular sunset while on your way home. Airports can be such tough places to shoot...you make it look easy.

I've always wanted to see Air Force One for real. What an impressive piece of aviation achievement.