By tradition, the plane is just called Air Force One when the president is on board. President Donald Trump will…
By tradition, the plane is just called Air Force One when the president is on board. President Donald Trump will not travel on the plane, so the planet has been redesigned and renamed to commemorate Bush this week.
“The Air Force One has arrived at Houston for what is technically called” Special Air Mission 41 “tomorrow and Wednesday. A beautiful day in Texas -” Thanks and Visibility Unlimited, “Mr. President,” Jim McGrath tweeted.
The term “thanks and visibility unlimited” is from Bush’s time in the navy. Bush had a plaque with the acronym “CAVU” mounted on the wall of his home in Kennebunkport, Maine. In 2001
, he wrote a letter to his children, saying: “CAVU was the kind of weather we Navy pilots wanted when we were flying from our Pacific operator -” Thanks and Vision Unlimited. “”
When Bush’s family and friends shared the news of his death at the age of 94 on Friday, they used the code word “CAVU”.
Flying with the former president’s body will be members of the Bush family, including his sons, former President George W. Bush and Neil Bush, and many of their grandchildren, according to a source familiar with the plans. There will also be close family members of the flight, including former Secretary of State James Baker and Bush’s closest staff, including his Chief of Staff Jean Becker.
There will be a retirement ceremony at the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston and at the arrival ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
On Monday, Bush’s body will be transported to Washington, DC, where he will be in the state of the US Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning when it will be a memorable one at the Washington National Cathedral. The former president will fly back to Houston later on Wednesday on the same plan that brought the family to the country’s capital for the last “Special Air Mission 41” flight.
Bush is added to rest on Thursday afternoon at George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, where his wife, Barbara Bush and daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child, were buried.