'Special Air Mission 41' flies over College Station burial site en route to Houston

By Amanda Cochran - Social Media Producer

HOUSTON - The plane carrying former President George H. W. Bush soared over former President George H.W. Bush's interment site at College Station, Texas, on Wednesday.

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, conducted the tribute flight. 

When the President of the United States is onboard the Boeing 747 aircraft,  it is commonly referred to as “Air Force One.” For the mission supporting the state funeral -- the aircraft call sign is “Special Airlift Mission 41” -- in honor of the former President of the United States.

 

The Spokesman for the Bushes, Jim McGrath, tweeted an image of the flyover.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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