Was that Air Force One? Kind of.
SPOKANE, Wash. — No, your eyes are not deceiving you.
A Boeing 747 with presidential paint flew over Spokane on Tuesday. But, it was not Air Force One. Neither President Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were on board.
Officials at Fairchild Air Force Base said the plane was taking part in a training called Mobility Guardian. The jet was doing touch and go exercises at Spokane International Airport.
Mobility Guardian 2019 was the Air Mobility Command’s largest full-spectrum readiness exercise to date. Forty-six U.S. aircraft participated from 29 international partners. More than 4,000 U.S. and International Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aviators also participated.
Several local airports and grounds were used to accommodate the aircraft, including Fairchild, Mountain Home Range Complex, Moses Lake Grant County Airport and several other training areas in the region.
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