Prestwick Airport 13/07/2018 - Featuring Air Force One

Donald Trump arrived at Prestwick Airport, Scotland during the evening of Friday 13th of July. I saw the following aircraft:

  • USAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - 93-0604 (Not shown)
  • RAF Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules - ZH878
  • RAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - ZZ171
  • Ryanair Boeing 737-800 - EI-EVL (Not shown)
  • Cargolux Boeing 747-8F - LX-VCJ
  • AAC Britten-Norman Defender - ZH002
  • Police Scotland Eurocopter EC135 - G-POLS
  • Police Scotland Eurocopter EC135 - G-PSHU (Not shown)
  • Private Gulfstream V - N108NY (Not shown)
  • HM Coastguard AugustaWestland AW189 - G-MCGT (Not shown)
  • USAF Boeing VC-25A - 82-9000
  • USAF Boeing C-32 - 09-0016

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I took these photos using a Canon EOS 100D body and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. The images were saved in RAW format and edited using Polarr.

Trump will be flying to Helsinki on Sunday 15/07/2018. I will probably be at Prestwick to take photos of the departure.


Pretty good shots…


Always the best time to fly! Great photos, I would’ve had a hard time trying to get photos as good as yours!


@ThomasR this is the second closest airport to you besides Glasgow, right @Adam_Williams?


Awesome shots David! Was also there captured his arrival as it is my local and I will be going for his departure.

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I never understood what the 757 is for when they already have Air Force one…


The 757 or C-32 is used for carrying major politicians and others as well as the Vice President as Air Force Two. And by Air Force one you do mean this aircraft as well, Air Force one isn’t only the VC-25 or 747 the president flies on but this as well when he visits smaller airfields!


Wish I was there! It looks very good and some beautiful aircraft

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I was there again yesterday (15/07/2018) to see the departure.

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I’m probably not going to create a new topic for the departure day. The weather wasn’t very nice, so I didn’t get many good photos. I’ll upload three here.

Boeing VC-25A - Tail No. 29000

Boeing C-32A - Tail No. 90016

Sikorsky VH-60N - Tail No. 163259

I saw many other aircraft as well, including a Royal Air Force C-130 and C-17, a German Air Force A400 and a USAF KC-10.

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