AusGamers took Far Cry 4 for a hands-on spin last week. Read on for our full thoughts...
Far Cry 4 Hands-On Preview
We take a look at all the local talent Australia has to offer for the gaming scene
Indie Friday: A Look at Australian Gaming
Joaby Gilroy takes The Sims 4 for a spin on PC and finds out just what the life simulator has to offer.
The Sims 4 Reviewed
We took the five winged, five week challenge with Hearthstone's first campaign and walked away less deathrattled than you might think.
Hearthstone: Naxxramas' Cursed Review
Air Force 1 at BNE domestic airport
Gesthemene
Brisbane, Queensland
1117 posts
I just got back from dropping my fiance at the airport. I'd ducked around the back way along Sugarmill Road. Came to the T-intersection and Air Force 1 was sitting there surrounded by police etc. Holy crap, that is a seriously big plane. I particularly like the black lexan looking bubble above and behind the c***pit. Makes me think that it's the presidential sun tan lounge ;) (even though it's probably ELINT/Comms related)
09:43am 17/11/11 Permalink
system
Internet
--
09:43am 17/11/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9798 posts
apparently that's the second one, they flew two over.
09:52am 17/11/11 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
8475 posts
09:52am 17/11/11 Permalink
Red
Sydney, New South Wales
888 posts
I particularly like the black lexan looking bubble above and behind the c***pit.


Whut?
09:56am 17/11/11 Permalink
step
Brisbane, Queensland
2356 posts
Ha! N166ER.
09:57am 17/11/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9799 posts
obvious photoshop is obvious
09:58am 17/11/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
17955 posts
its still funny
10:02am 17/11/11 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9633 posts
haha thermite
10:15am 17/11/11 Permalink
Gesthemene
Brisbane, Queensland
1118 posts
Whut?

Red, the one I saw had a black "bubble" looking thing behind and above the c***pit. I can't see any pictures of it, but it was definitely on the plane I saw.
10:16am 17/11/11 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
7432 posts
LOL themite, I had to look twice at the pic before I got it. Well played sir
10:19am 17/11/11 Permalink
foolix
Brisbane, Queensland
128 posts
It's not Airforce One (or two), but here it is, engines idling, ready to go at any time. (E4-B Airborne Command Post).
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2999/e4bu.jpg
10:46am 17/11/11 Permalink
Gesthemene
Brisbane, Queensland
1119 posts
True, technically it's only that when either the President or Vice-President respectively are on board.

That definitely looks like the one I saw. You can't tell from the photo, but there's a black canopy in front of the bulge above and behind the c***pit.
10:53am 17/11/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
13782 posts
air force one was an awesome movie
11:11am 17/11/11 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
8477 posts
11:19am 17/11/11 Permalink
foolix
Brisbane, Queensland
129 posts
That definitely looks like the one I saw.
I took that pic last night
11:23am 17/11/11 Permalink
Gesthemene
Brisbane, Queensland
1120 posts
I took that pic last night


That would explain both why it looked the same as the one I saw, AND why it was dark :P
11:26am 17/11/11 Permalink
foolix
Brisbane, Queensland
130 posts
black canopy in front of the bulge above and behind the c***pit.
That's a satellite antenna, you see a similar buldge on Virgin 737s that have in flight sat tv: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Monteycarlos/IMG_2012.jpg
11:28am 17/11/11 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
6805 posts
"Get off my plane!"

If it's not Air Force One, what is it, and where is Air Force One?
11:42am 17/11/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
13783 posts
air force one is just a call sign for the plane that is carrying the president.
11:53am 17/11/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
500 posts
I thought he was just going to Darwin? They're shutting down the whole airport for a day when he arrives.

and bear force 1 ftw!

12:00pm 17/11/11 Permalink
taggs
5756 posts
it would be so unbelievably cool to go on air force 1 and have a complete tour of it.

would never happen though :(
12:49pm 17/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1581 posts
I'm pretty sure the bulge on the virgin planes is to do with weather tracking, nothing to do with comms
02:54pm 17/11/11 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1581 posts
there is a national geographic? i think documentary on air force one, was pretty good.
02:55pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11281 posts
02:59pm 17/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1702 posts
You wouldn't feel like your in a plane since your accustom to just seeing rows of seats.
03:18pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Chakas
USA
3419 posts
That's David Axelrod isn't it? One of the masterminds of Obama's 2008 campaign and senior advisor since.
03:24pm 17/11/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9802 posts
chairs look like what my grandparents had in the 80s
03:32pm 17/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15652 posts
bit too new school for your mature tastes hardware ?
03:49pm 17/11/11 Permalink
foolix
Brisbane, Queensland
131 posts
I'm pretty sure the bulge on the virgin planes is to do with weather tracking, nothing to do with comms
and I'm 100% certain you're wrong
03:58pm 17/11/11 Permalink
foolix
Brisbane, Queensland
132 posts
there is a national geographic? i think documentary on air force one, was pretty good.


04:01pm 17/11/11 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
8478 posts
There's an episode of Stargate SG-1 where, in an alternate reality, the stargate is public knowledge, and Air Force One is the Prometheus battle cruiser.
04:03pm 17/11/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4008 posts
None of the aircraft is designated "Airforce one" unless the president is on board.
04:14pm 17/11/11 Permalink
taggs
5757 posts
I'm pretty sure the bulge on the virgin planes is to do with weather tracking, nothing to do with comms

and I'm 100% certain you're wrong


don't mind copuis, he has a habit of proffering uneducated guesses and half-baked opinions as fact.
04:15pm 17/11/11 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1423 posts
uhh taggs, go look at history book from the 70's and you'll see that he is right
04:24pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11286 posts
uhh taggs, go look at history book from the 70's and you'll see that he is right

Am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...
04:40pm 17/11/11 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7103 posts
Am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...

copious standard authorities an unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
04:44pm 17/11/11 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7103 posts
Am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...

copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
04:44pm 17/11/11 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7103 posts
Am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...

copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
04:44pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5924 posts
am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...


copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
05:21pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
7434 posts
am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...

copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
05:33pm 17/11/11 Permalink
spoon
Brisbane, Queensland
420 posts
am I missing something? Virgin didn't have planes in the 70s...


copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
05:40pm 17/11/11 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8071 posts
06:25pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1363 posts
in the wise words of Arj Barker " Terrorists wouldn't be able to infiltrate our country, unless they had the discovery channel"
06:36pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
955 posts
The President employs 230 people to sit on couches in Air Force One and review reams of facts and figures.
06:37pm 17/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1582 posts
so, just so i have this right,

copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.

man, that makes s*** load less sense than my normal rantings, and half dozen of you pasted the same thing......okay, cool
06:58pm 17/11/11 Permalink
spoon
Brisbane, Queensland
422 posts
so, just so i have this right,


copious standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
06:59pm 17/11/11 Permalink
bargain
Sydney, New South Wales
1867 posts
from the 70s.

......okay, cool

07:08pm 17/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1583 posts
okay, this is sad,

Copuis's standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.

or you can continue to misspell my handle (which i know is a misspelling, however it has been my handle for well over 15 years) which would then be

Copious's standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.
07:09pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3826 posts
Doesnt anyone find it really stupid that there is so much hoo-hah about a politician as if he was an emperor? oh wait I see what I did there ....
08:47pm 17/11/11 Permalink
Triamks
Brisbane, Queensland
3423 posts
okay, this is sad,

Copuis's standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.

or you can continue to misspell my handle (which i know is a misspelling, however it has been my handle for well over 15 years) which would then be

Copious's standard authorities are unnamed textbooks from the 70s.


No it would copious' as the extra s is redundant.
09:30pm 17/11/11 Permalink
exo
Melbourne, Victoria
8987 posts
Here's another shot showing the black dome:
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/1374/20111117bneairporte4air.jpg
07:40am 18/11/11 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8072 posts
It would be much cooler if it had guns.
08:14am 18/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7481 posts
That bad boy has to have some weaponry on board like missiles or a ray gun.
08:33am 18/11/11 Permalink
Grimy
Brisbane, Queensland
401 posts
Lasers? I know its got defence stuff like chaffs.

Nice advertisement for Ford right there in the picture. Tomorrow's adverts - When in Oz, Obama choses Ford.
08:38am 18/11/11 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
956 posts
ray gun.
Ronald Raygun?
08:41am 18/11/11 Permalink
Red
Sydney, New South Wales
890 posts
Pfffft DK this is the REAL bear force:



(for the love of god don't ask me how I know about this)
09:29am 18/11/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
13790 posts
Here's another shot showing the black dome:


that's an escape pod
09:31am 18/11/11 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
4154 posts
It would be much cooler if it had guns.

It does have guns - aren't there something three fighter jets as an escort wherever it goes?

that's an escape pod

Or a docking port for another 747 when Air Force 1 gets hijacked, the president is being held hostage and Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal and John Leguizamo need to get inside and bust some heads.
09:42am 18/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7482 posts

Or a docking port for another 747 when Air Force 1 gets hijacked, the president, Harrison Ford, is being held hostage and Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal and John Leguizamo need to get inside and bust some heads.


Fixed.
09:52am 18/11/11 Permalink
Mantis
Brisbane, Queensland
769 posts
Love the guy with the coaster-serviette stuck to his coffee, f***en pro :P


Looks more like his little finger is underneath holding it. Probably wants to put it under cup when he sits down but has not gotten to the seat yet.
10:01am 18/11/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4009 posts
Ok. If you really want to know what that dome thing is all about, here you go.

Obama has come not in the normal 747 used as "Airforce one". He has come in a specially prepared aircraft known as a Boeing E-4.

The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, with a project name of "Nightwatch",[2] is an aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). To create the E-4 series, four Boeing 747-200 airframes were specially modified to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority, namely the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and successors. The four E-4s are operated by the 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron of the 55th Wing located at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska.


And the dorsal hump:

In December 1973 a fourth aircraft was contracted for, which was fitted with more advanced equipment, resulting in the designation E-4B. On 21 December 1979 Boeing delivered the first E-4B (AF Serial Number 75-0125),[3] which was distinguished from the earlier version by the presence of a large "hump" on the dorsal surface directly behind the upper deck. This contains the aircraft's SHF satellite antenna.


/mystery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_E-4
10:54am 18/11/11 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2111 posts
"Ahh gee what shall I take out today - the E-4 or the old girl?"
03:02pm 18/11/11 Permalink
system
Internet
--
03:02pm 18/11/11 Permalink
AusGamers Forums
Show: per page
1
This thread is archived and cannot be replied to.
Close