Monday, December 8, 2014

Presidential plane makes Eglin stop

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Boeing 747 aircraft that’s known as Air Force One when it’s carrying the president spent a portion of the weekend at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., undergoing recertification testing, according to Eglin Air Force Base spokeswoman Lois Walsh. The plane, assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., arrived Friday and left Sunday. The plane recently completed a year-long maintenance cycle and is being tested before its return to service. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/08/14)