Presidential plane seen in Dayton area

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee/File
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee/File

You might have thought that President Obama had plans to be in the Dayton area today. A viewer called us after seeing what appeared to be “Air Force One” flying over the Dayton Mall. Actually it was the plane without the President.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Operations confirmed there was a Presidential Boeing VC-25 in the area doing flight proficiency maneuvers this morning. However, the President was not on board so the plane is not referred to as Air Force One.

WPAFB says such maneuvers are standard practice. For instance, they prepare the crew in the event weather forces them to land with the President at Wright-Patt.