Getting started in scanning and wondered if there were some frequencies to listen to if airforce one comes into a close area? Maybe there is a set of interesting stuff for this. Thanks Ron firstname.lastname@example.org
You can try the known Secret Service freqs, but most if not all are encrypted anymore. Local law enforcement will have some ramped up comms, but you really won't hear anything federal in nature for the most part. Of course, when AF1 is coming and going, scan the local MilAir comms and airport comms for some good listening.
When POTUS and VPOTUS are on board:
POTUS: Air Force One
VPOTUS: Air Force Two
When the President/Vice President are on any military aircraft, the Department plus 1 or 2 is used. For example, when the President travels via helicopter, usually USMC, the helicopter is identified as MARINE ONE.
When Mr. Bush flew to the aircraft carrier, his plane was identified as NAVY ONE.
When flying without the VIP, the tail number of the plane is used.
Sorry, I don't have the tail numbers.
There was a post somewhere in the RR where someone posted the air traffic advisory for their local airport when Pres Bush visited them a few months ago. I think it was the VA thread, but really don't recall the exact one.
I think they provided a site for finding these notices.
Whenever the president or VP travel, their air space is restricted and the secret service post notices through the FAA telling when and where you cannot fly.
Now when Bush visited Iraq on Thanksgiving a few years ago, I don't think they made the announcement. Secrecy was more paramount in that case.