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Old 08-10-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Hey, I'm a rabid gun owner, NRA member and US Army Veteran, all of which makes me one of 'the enemy' in the eyes of some in our government! But tell me what hunting season is on right now and isn't it still Summer?!!
It's tourist season, obviously
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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Well, as you all know by know the president will visit Belgrade, MT which is the site of the nearest airport to Bozeman. I'm suprized it will handle a Boeing747. Maybe he's coming in a smaller plane.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Well, as you all know by know the president will visit Belgrade, MT which is the site of the nearest airport to Bozeman. I'm suprized it will handle a Boeing747. Maybe he's coming in a smaller plane.
I've seen a B1, 3 C17's and several C130's land at KBZN. (Gallatin Field)

Marine 2 and 3 were also moving around the area today.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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Also.. I keep a rifle in my truck all year, and it's not coming out just because a president is coming to town, no matter which side of the fence they sit.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I've seen a B1, 3 C17's and several C130's land at KBZN. (Gallatin Field)
Longest Runway at Gallatin Field: 8994 feet
Airport & FBO Info for KBZN GALLATIN FIELD BOZEMAN MT
I'm not sure what this remark means: "RWY 12/3 0 FOR DC-10-40 650000 AND FOR B747-100 770000."

Per what I can find, a 747 needs about 6000 feet empty, or about 10,000 feet fully loaded.

But a C130 only needs 1400 feet!

(Add about 20% for safe abort distance)
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Also.. I keep a rifle in my truck all year, and it's not coming out just because a president is coming to town, no matter which side of the fence they sit.
I see the problem.. the Prez needs a pickup truck with a rifle in the rack, all his very own! That would make him feel at home.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I think there are several thing going on right now in regards to this visit.

1: Obama want's to make an appearance with Max B about health care in Big Sky..
2: The Federal Government is looking at Montana for new development because they have messed up the big cities and we happen to have a little open space that hasn't been wrecked yet.
3: There are rich campaign donors that live (mostly second or vacation homes) in the area, and they want to keep them happy so the $$'s keep flowing.
4: The big O want's to take his family to Jellystone.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Longest Runway at Gallatin Field: 8994 feet
Airport & FBO Info for KBZN GALLATIN FIELD BOZEMAN MT
I'm not sure what this remark means: "RWY 12/3 0 FOR DC-10-40 650000 AND FOR B747-100 770000."

Per what I can find, a 747 needs about 6000 feet empty, or about 10,000 feet fully loaded.

But a C130 only needs 1400 feet!

(Add about 20% for safe abort distance)
Runway 12 and 30 is the main runway at KBZN... 12 facing 120* and 30 facing 300*. (Same runway, but you may land on either side depending on wind conditions..) Not sure what the DC10 40 650000 and B747-100 7700000 other than the DC10-40 and B747-100 being aircraft type.. I'd guess the 650000 and 770000 might be weight?

I've landed at least 300+ times at gallatin field, but again if a guy can't land a single engine piston plane on a 9000' runway he probably shouldn't be flying... So I can't really comment on distances for extremely heavy aircraft, I can set the ones I rent down in 500'..lol

Not sure if AF1 will be landing here or not. I did see 2 Marine helo's buzzing about today, scoping the area and turning erratically.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Would you be able to take a photo of the helo? Or would you get called out like I did the first time I crossed into Canada
"No, you may NOT take a picture of the patrol station, and btw we are taking your apples!"
Hubs was a little peeved at me..... what a tourist!
Of course then I was nervous and recited every transgression since kindergarten. Hence the apple forgo. All I could think about was that movie about the guy in Turkish jail for drug smuggling, I make a bad criminal...
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Didn't have a camera when I saw the helos buzzing around, but this showed up at the airport this week...

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