Rickenbacker's longest runway is 05R/23L at 12,102’, which really isn't that long compared to the dozens of airports in the U.S. with longer runways, however they can handle the big boys with ease as it was an Air Force Strategic Air Command base prior to 1980. They may be training them in aerial refueling as most of that is done at Rickenbacker.
Interestingly enough, in 1996 Rickenbacker Airport was the site for filming all aircraft exterior shots in the movie Air Force One starring Harrison Ford.
Actually the Air Force is replacing the two current VC-25 aircraft with three replacement aircraft beginning in 2017.
BCD396XT - BCT15X (Feeder) - BCT15 - Bearcat IV - Yaesu FT60R
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