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Bombardier Global 5000 (N443PR)

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives in Reno in the Bombardier Global 5000 (N443PR) of his long-time friend (and owner of the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas) Phil Ruffin. Ruffin's private jet is captured here touching down on runway 16L at exactly high noon one week ago today.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Trump arrived here at 12:00 noon aboard Mr. Ruffin's GL5T and was met by more motorcycle police, Nevada State Troopers, Reno PD, and US Secret Service officers than I've seen for any other person except the POTUS or VPOTUS. There were several ultra-premium model SUVs also and when The Donald left the airport grounds enroute to his 12:30 campaign rally at a casino in Sparks (the city located east of Reno), driveways and intersections were blocked along the entire route. If DT rates this type of reception now, it boggles my mind to think of the way it will be if he gets elected as POTUS.
cliff731
Gary, that's a beautiful photo, expertly captured... and your comment is very telling.
Greg Byington
Another nice one, Gary!
Dwight Hartje
Excellent shot and catch, Gary!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Greg and Dwight ... Thanks, guys. (And Dwight, "Hi" to Jordan the next time you see him. Thumbs Up)
Cliff .. Thanks to you also for your comment / compli. I was out spotting for the arrivals of each presidential candidate when they visited northern Nevada prior to the Nevada caucuses. I caught Hillary and Bernie, and then a few days later I caught Dr. C., Cruz, and Rubio one day and (as seen here) Trump the next day. As would be expected, they all had SS protection and PD escorts, but of them all, Bernie and The Donald had the grandest "processions" (lol). Every bit as grand as when Emperor Obie visited Reno a couple times in the past few years. And since it now appears that The Don is going to be the Republican party's nominee, I am literally holding my breath to see how his next campaign visit will go. :-0
cliff731
Gary... thanks for the kind words. The "presidential race" season tends to bring out the jets.

I recall once seeing then presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy's Jet Commander at KGLH, Greenville's Mid-Delta Regional Airport, circa 1968, when he made a campaign visit there.
jim garrity
I don't (always)care who owns them, but when you can take that good of a shot, that's a rush! Thank's Gary.
John Marotta
Nice !!!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Jim and John ... Thanks very much, guys. I appreciate your complis. :-)
Cliff, in case you haven't had a chance to check your email, I sent one yesterday (Tues, Apr 12). (Thumbs Up)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
06-Aug-2018 GL5TMcCarran Intl ()Tucson Intl () 07:57AM PDT 08:44AM MST 0:47
05-Aug-2018 GL5TWichita Eisenhower ()McCarran Intl () 11:11AM CDT 11:12AM PDT 2:01
02-Aug-2018 GL5TIowa City Muni ()Wichita Eisenhower () 01:35PM CDT 02:25PM CDT 0:50
02-Aug-2018 GL5TWichita Eisenhower ()Iowa City Muni () 07:05AM CDT 08:01AM CDT 0:56
01-Aug-2018 GL5TMcCarran Intl ()Wichita Eisenhower () 12:12PM PDT 04:03PM CDT 1:51
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