As Mr. Trump's VC-25 could not land at Caen, he decided to use a smaller plane. Now 09-0015 was 'Air Force One'... Luckily the type was familiar to him, as he, in days as a businessman, used to fly around in a civilian B757 nicknamed 'Trumpforce One'
42-100971 took part in the airborne landing at Sainte-Mère-Eglise.on D-Day. Bought by Prince Bernhard in 1946, the aircraft became PH-PBA, the Dutch 'Governemnt Dakota'. From 1960 it served as a calibration aircraft with the Dutch CAA. Preserved in front of the Aviodome at Schiphol when I was a kid, it was restored to flying condition by the Dutch Dakota Association in the late 1990s.
Presidential transport during the 75 years D-Day celebrations. These aircraft were stationed at the Caen aeroclub compound. It took some time for the rain to clear, but once this had happened we got some nice clear sunny spells.
Modest lodgings for the not-so-modest rotorcraft fleet of two VH-60s and four MV-22s supporting President Trump's visit to Normandy. The VH-60s stayed in a rudimentary general aviation hangar, and the Ospreys shared the tarmac outside with a derelict Noratlas.