A Vice-Presidential tow hook?

Ask your aviation questions here and get answers from other Listeners and maybe even one of the UCAP gang. Questions can be serious ones or just trivia.
User avatar
isnoop
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:23 pm
Location: Seattle (KBFI/KRNT)
Contact:

A Vice-Presidential tow hook?

Postby isnoop » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:38 am

On a visit to Seattle's Museum of Flight, we stopped by the outdoor exhibit to tour the first jet-propelled Air Force One. On the left side of the belly, we saw the most peculiar thing:

Image
Full size version:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/isnoop/732 ... otostream/

We speculated it could be several things, but I eventually decided that it must be a tow hook for when the veep wanted to go paragliding. What's your guess?
--Ian

User avatar
champguy
Posts: 1413
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Florence, (Coastal) Oregon

Re: A Vice-Presidential tow hook?

Postby champguy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:32 am

Some kind of antenna for a frequency we don't have?
Nicely made, kinda cute.
Come on guys, someone out there must know.
Remember, not all who wander, are lost.
Image

User avatar
Scofreyjet
Posts: 391
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:13 pm
Location: Billerica, MA/KBED

Re: A Vice-Presidential tow hook?

Postby Scofreyjet » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:27 pm

At the base, it has a lot of similarity to the pitot on the Warrior III I fly, but I have no idea what's going on once it gets all curvy! There appear to be static or weep holes in it. Weird.
Jeff Ward
I love things with wings!
Scofreyjet on Twitter

User avatar
MNpilot1994
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:33 pm

Re: A Vice-Presidential tow hook?

Postby MNpilot1994 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:32 pm

I would have to agree with Scofreyjet on this one. it looks a lot like the Pitot Static on the Warrior. although im gonna speculate that this looks like it would be more along the lines of being a part of a Static system. I also wonder if it doesn't have something to do with measuring out side pressures to get the cabin pressurization right.
AJ


Return to “Aviation Answers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests