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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:30 PM

That helicopter landed incredibly close to the White House.

Trying to cut down on his walk distance?
Keep him from being videod walking?

I don't watch Marine 1 walks often, but this looks really close to the building for landing.

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Reply That helicopter landed incredibly close to the White House. (Original post)
RockCreek Oct 2020 OP
PatSeg Oct 2020 #1
XanaDUer2 Oct 2020 #2
underpants Oct 2020 #3
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #10
still_one Oct 2020 #4
Binkie The Clown Oct 2020 #6
crickets Oct 2020 #11
leftyladyfrommo Oct 2020 #5
Girard442 Oct 2020 #7
sunonmars Oct 2020 #8
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #9
Hoyt Oct 2020 #12
leanforward Oct 2020 #13
A HERETIC I AM Oct 2020 #15
RockCreek Oct 2020 #14
A HERETIC I AM Oct 2020 #16
procon Oct 2020 #17

Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:30 PM

1. That would make sense

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:31 PM

2. Yeah, I was worried they'd damage the WH

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:31 PM

3. Cut distance and block cameras???

Thatís what it looks like to me

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:37 PM

10. That is my take as well

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:31 PM

4. Odds are he will be wheeled on a gurney

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:32 PM

6. Or at least in a wheelchair. nt

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:37 PM

11. Likely. The only view being shown is the opposite side of the helicopter.

It's blocking the view of the White House door. Odds are good this is intentional so the helicopter can function as a screen. We won't see trump's journey from the WH to boarding, and given how it would look to the rest of the world, this is a good thing. I'm surprised we're seeing as much as we are.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:32 PM

5. They don't want anyone to see. He may not be on his feet. nt

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:33 PM

7. Looking at Marine 1 in front of the WH now on CNN live.

I don't think there's any way they could stretcher him into it without the public seeing at least a little - unless the SS forces CNN et al. to cut the feed.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:35 PM

8. its literally parked at the fucking door.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:36 PM

9. They don't want us to see?

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:37 PM

12. If he doesn't come out walking and waving for a few seconds, he's really sick.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:43 PM

13. View to the door is blocked.

Noted, too, is "no prop wash". To me it means a weakness or "fatigue" to fight rotor down wash.

Med Evac flights, sometimes, come in hot. There is a lot of staging going on here.

But, he is sick and they are doing everything possible to make him comfortable. That is what they do.

Now, why wasn't the DPA put into place for PPE for the other 200,000 Americans.

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Response to leanforward (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:51 PM

15. The rotor blades are NEVER turning while the president is not onboard.

The VH-3D "Sea King" has a clutched rotor system, which allows the engines to be running (which they ALWAYS ARE when it is on the South Lawn) while the rotors are still.

The President does not board or disembark Marine 1 when the rotors are turning.

Ever.

So there is never any "prop wash" until the aircraft is ready to depart.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:45 PM

14. Thanks! I wouldn't have noticed that about the wash. N/t

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:53 PM

16. It's sitting in its normal spot.

The footage you are seeing is deceiving, but it is in the same spot it always lands at.

They have removable disks the pilots set the wheels on that are set in place when Marine 1 is expected.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:55 PM

17. I think Brian Williams said they were trying to

block the camera angle. That implies Trump is in a bad way and he either can't walk without assistance or he's going to be so weak they'll have to wheel him out on a gurney.

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