Salute your Planes
Air Force 2 backup plane lands for training in Cheyenne.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Imagine you're driving by the Cheyenne Regional airport, and you see an unusual, patriotic 757 aircraft circling the landing strip. Would you assume its an airplane from Washington D.C.?
Cheyenne Regional Airport has been closed to daily airline flights for months. Earlier in the year, Wyoming News Now checked on how the airport would survive hard times. Today, the airport is still seeing its fair share of air traffic. The Aircraft for Air Force 2 paid a visit to Cheyenne.
Airport officials claim Air Force Two was in town Friday, training the backup crew, at a higher altitude.
“I didn’t even know it was there. I was standing out in the parking lot, shooting a TV commercial. I think it’s great to be able to host at the airport and do their flight training. It is an honor, but that’s a pretty big airplane to see flying around the community.”
Tim Barth, Director of Aviation, said the visit and training session is comparable to spotting a shooting star in the day time.
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