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October 22, 2005 | Steve Chawkins and Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writers
In a sentimental tribute, President Bush came to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley on Friday to dedicate a permanent museum display of the Boeing 707 used by the 40th president as his flying White House. In a cavernous building that virtually doubles the library's size, the retired Air Force One served as a backdrop for a speech in which Bush likened Reagan's successful challenge of communism with his own battles against Islamic terrorists.
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October 22, 2005 | Steve Chawkins and Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writers
In a sentimental tribute, President Bush came to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley on Friday to dedicate a permanent museum display of the Boeing 707 used by the 40th president as his flying White House. In a cavernous building that virtually doubles the library's size, the retired Air Force One served as a backdrop for a speech in which Bush likened Reagan's successful challenge of communism with his own battles against Islamic terrorists.
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January 5, 1990 | From United Press International
The Boeing Co. will deliver a new Air Force One presidential plane in September, almost two years late and millions of dollars over budget, the aircraft manufacturer said Thursday. The delay was attributed to a decision that wiring on the 747 jumbo jet had to be modified to withstand a thermonuclear attack, a Boeing spokeswoman said. "We are sorry the airplane is delayed but we want it to be the best airplane in the world, and when it is finished it will be," spokeswoman Carolyn Russell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2005
The Boeing 707 used by seven chief executives and mostly by former President Reagan opens for public viewing next Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum near Simi Valley. The display, the culmination of four years of planning, will be the main attraction in the library's new 87,000-square-foot Air Force One Pavilion. President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, along with about 600 others, are to attend a private ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, the library said Monday.
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November 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV, calling the recent handling of Air Force One by air traffic controllers "unacceptable," has ordered an immediate review of air traffic procedures along the Northeast air corridor, it was learned Friday. Burnley directed the review in a letter to FAA Administrator T.
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February 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush sought this week to clear former President Clinton and his staff of accusations that items had been taken from Air Force One. "All the allegations that they took stuff off Air Force One are simply not true," Bush said. After Clinton left office, there were reports that items such as towels and glasses embossed with the presidential seal were missing from the official aircraft.
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November 21, 1999 | Associated Press
In response to a security threat Saturday, passengers on Air Force One heading to Pisa, Italy, from Athens were asked by the Secret Service to open their carry-on luggage for inspection. Officials would give no details on the threat. Nothing suspicious was found aboard the Boeing 747, a senior official said. In the Greek capital, police said they had no information from Clinton's staff on the apparent threat.
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September 7, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Bush, a President who seems to think nothing of hopping aboard a jet to meet with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev (he's heading off to Helsinki tonight to do just that), had just finished touring his new Air Force One Thursday morning when he was asked whether he might test the plane's in-air refueling capability on a day trip to, say, the Persian Gulf. He smiled, then cracked: "Stay tuned. Have plane, will travel."
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August 24, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How do you hide a $330-million airplane? One that weighs 836,000 pounds, features an operating room, 85 telephones and a main deck that rivals the size of a nice Pasadena home? You don't. And that's a potential problem for the White House and President Bush's political advisers. The new Air Force One, a giant Boeing 747-200B with all those features and many more, was quietly delivered to Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington late Thursday afternoon.
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December 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
In a footnote to President Bush's surprise trip to Baghdad, the White House offered more information Tuesday about a sighting of Air Force One by a British Airways pilot. White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett said the pilot of the British Airways plane radioed the tower in London and reported the apparent sighting. The tower, apparently relying on phony flight-plan information filed to protect Air Force One's identity, replied that it was a Gulfstream Five, a smaller plane.
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June 22, 2003 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Except for one flat tire and a near miss with a low overpass, former President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One arrived at daybreak in Simi Valley on Saturday without a hitch. On what will likely be its last trip, the decommissioned aircraft was trucked more than 100 miles from San Bernardino to the former president's hilltop library in southeast Ventura County, where it will become part of a new exhibit.
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September 8, 2001 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Air Force One 27000 will make its final flight today before being retired to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, and the public is invited to watch the jet's landing at the San Bernardino International Airport. Ceremonies will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the airport at 294 S. Leland Norton Way. The landing is scheduled for 11 a.m. For more information call 800-410-8354. Once a hangar is built on the library grounds, the Boeing 707 will be reassembled and exhibited there.
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August 17, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Boeing 707 jet used as Air Force One by five presidents will be retired and donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley next month. The military's decision was influenced by the library's commitment to carefully preserve the plane and its location 50 miles north of Los Angeles, which allows easy access for millions of people, said Air Force Secretary James G. Roche.
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August 14, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is negotiating to bring a jet and limousine once used by the former commander-in-chief to the hilltop museum. Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo said he was told last week that the library will acquire a plane that served as Air Force One during Reagan's two terms. Library officials refused to comment Monday. Schillo said library foundation director Mark Burson told him the library is getting one of the 40th president's bulletproof limousines.
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August 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is negotiating to bring a jet and limousine once used by the former commander-in-chief to the hilltop retreat that houses his museum. Library officials Monday refused to talk about the deal. But Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo said he has been told of the plans.
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June 5, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Air Force officials were at a loss Wednesday to explain how President Clinton's aircraft had come within three miles of a United Parcel Service cargo plane off the coast of Ireland--and had to alter its course--last month as Clinton headed for Europe. But along with federal air safety officials, they discounted the seriousness of the incident. "The president was never really in danger," said Capt.
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September 8, 2001 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Air Force One 27000 will make its final flight today before being retired to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, and the public is invited to watch the jet's landing at the San Bernardino International Airport. Ceremonies will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the airport at 294 S. Leland Norton Way. The landing is scheduled for 11 a.m. For more information call 800-410-8354. Once a hangar is built on the library grounds, the Boeing 707 will be reassembled and exhibited there.
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February 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush sought this week to clear former President Clinton and his staff of accusations that items had been taken from Air Force One. "All the allegations that they took stuff off Air Force One are simply not true," Bush said. After Clinton left office, there were reports that items such as towels and glasses embossed with the presidential seal were missing from the official aircraft.
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November 21, 1999 | Associated Press
In response to a security threat Saturday, passengers on Air Force One heading to Pisa, Italy, from Athens were asked by the Secret Service to open their carry-on luggage for inspection. Officials would give no details on the threat. Nothing suspicious was found aboard the Boeing 747, a senior official said. In the Greek capital, police said they had no information from Clinton's staff on the apparent threat.
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