Air Force One, flaps and all, is wheels down at Joint Base Andrews.
(Backup) Air Force One is wheels up from Philadelphia en route Joint Base Andrews
The backup plane is a C-32. No changes to the schedule. Any plane carrying the president is called Air Force One when he is on board.
Obama and entourage, including reporters, are changing to a different plane in Philly because of a problem with the flaps on AF1, WH says
By Jeff Mason
BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week’s midterm elections, making campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to try to avert a “shellacking” at the polls like the one in 2010.
After a 2014 political season spent mostly behind the scenes at high-dollar fundraisers, Obama spent the past several days on the road, making appearances in states where his low popularity ratings are seen as less of an albatross to Democrats running for office than in other close races across the country.