Tuesday, August 16, 2011
USAF 80001 Parked at Cedar Rapids Airport (CID)
While the President tours Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois by bus this week on a political speech trip, his support entourage is in the 42N area. Air Force One, the plane that the president generally uses is probably much closer to his overnight bus stops. However, here in Cedar Rapids this plane is parked at the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID.)
The aircraft with tail number 80001 is most likely a presidential or VIP backup transport should it be needed.
The "United States of America" 80001 is currently parked at the PS Air terminal. Given that the presidential election cycle is upon us, CID can expect to see this vehicle, Air Force One and a number of executive jet charters visiting eastern Iowa in advance of the first in the nation caucuses. Know that.