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747 That's Part Of The Air Force One Fleet Visits South Coast Military Base

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Plane used as Air Force One visits Naval Base Ventura County as part of maintenance, testing mission

A South Coast military base is still buzzing about a special visitor it had this week.

It was a Boeing 747 jumbo jet that’s one of the two planes used as Air Force One. It’s technically only Air Force One when the president is on board. But, one of the planes which has been used as Air Force One in the past, and is being prepared to go back into service, visited Naval Base Ventura County Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a maintenance and testing mission.

The arrival of the 747, with its distinctive light blue and white paint, created a lot of excitement on the base. Because the plane wasn’t in service, some base personnel were actually able to get tours of the aircraft.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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