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Air Force Two makes flying visit to Bermuda - but only crew on board

The aircraft used to transport American Vice President Kamala Harris took a pit stop in Bermuda today while on its way to the British Virgin Islands.

Only the crew were aboard Air Force Two which stopped for technical support and fuel which formed part of a training mission.

A source close to the operation said: “The aircraft stopped for fuel and technical support while on its way to BVI it just had the crew on board. You can tell by the number on the tail that it is the same aircraft used to transport the Vice President of the United States, aka Air Force Two.

“On a routine basis, pilots will have to undergo routine training to ensure they are up to date with current rules and procedures. It is mostly done in a simulator but sometimes they get to do training flights where they fly and do ’tech stops’ and refuel.”

According to the official US Airforce website, the C-32 vessel is a specially configured version of the Boeing 757-200 commercial intercontinental airliner that takes off at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

It says: “The C-32 provides safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for US leaders to locations around the world.

“The primary customers are the vice president, using the distinctive call sign Air Force Two, the first lady, and members of the Cabinet and Congress.”

The passenger cabin is divided into four sections including one for a fully-enclosed stateroom and another with a conference facility.

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Published April 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm (Updated April 18, 2021 at 2:55 pm)

Air Force Two makes flying visit to Bermuda - but only crew on board

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