Venus 01 (Air Force 1) PHF

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GROCKSHD

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I live about a mile away from Newport News/Williamsburg Airport and routinely see "Air Force 1" type planes flying constantly for hours doing touch and go's. I was finally able to confirm today that they were operating under call sign "Venus 01" (at least for this evolution). Is this the common call sign used when not operating as "Air Force 1"?
 

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"VENUS" callsign aircraft are any special air mission aircraft with no VIP on board
 

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I remember seeing it too, 2 weeks ago. I was wondering why PD or Secret service didn't have roadblocks set up

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I remember seeing it too, 2 weeks ago. I was wondering why PD or Secret service didn't have roadblocks set up

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They've been doing this for years. I remember being in the police academy back in 2009 and doing our EVOC training at PHF, and seeing them doing touch and go's. I was never able to pick them up until now. It's pretty cool watching them, but it's they get so low and close to my apartment it get annoying after a while.
 

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I remember seeing it too, 2 weeks ago. I was wondering why PD or Secret service didn't have roadblocks set up

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AF 82-8000 ("28000" or AF1 when POTUS is on board) was down doing touch and go practice landings at Langley AFB a week ago. I saw them taking off in front of me over I64. It may have been them or another doing similar.
 

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KRIC is another popular T&G spot for Venus. We used to see it often when I was stationed in a firehouse near there.
 

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Venus a/c

I haven't posted here in many moons, but as I'm trying to work my way back into the hobby, this is a list I put together from other sources about Venus aircraft.

Presidential Airlift Group
VENUS 01 82-8000 VC-25
VENUS 02 92-9000 VC-25

1st Airlift Squadron (C-32s, C-40s)
VENUS 30 01-0040 C-40B
VENUS 31 01-0041 C-40B
VENUS 91 98-0001 C-32A
VENUS 92 98-0002 C-32A
VENUS 93 99-0003 C-32A
VENUS 94 99-0004 C-32A
VENUS 95 09-0015 C-32A
VENUS 96 09-0016 C-32A

99th Airlift Squadron
VENUS 7/50 85-0050 C-20C Senior Executive Service
VENUS 21 86-0201 C-20B
VENUS 22 86-0202 C-20B
VENUS 23 86-0203 C-20B
VENUS 24 86-0204 C-20B
VENUS 26 86-0206 C-20B
VENUS 35 02-0375 C-20H
VENUS 40 97-0400 C-37A
VENUS 41 97-0401 C-37A
VENUS 42 99-0402 VC-37A
VENUS 43 86-0403 C-20C Senior Executive Service
VENUS 44 99-0404 C-37A
VENUS 49 85-0049 C-20C Senior Executive Service
VENUS 52 09-0525 C-37B
VENUS 60 06-0500 C-37B
VENUS 65 06-0500 C-37B
VENUS 66 09-0525 C-37B
 

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VENUS 30 & 31 I think use 40 & 41 now.
85-0050, 86-0201, 86-0202, 02-0375, 86-0403, 85-0049 no longer exist to my knowledge.
 
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