Join discussions on moving to and living in the USVI, ask questions, share info & tips! (Vacationing? Visit Travel Message Board)


VP Biden visit

avatar

Exit Zero
December 27, 2016 03:08PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,214

http://nypost.com/2016/12/27/joe-biden-jetting-to-us-virgin-islands-for-vacation/

Anyone know which island will be hosting our VP this year? Thanks

Re: VP Biden visit

TN_Travelers
December 27, 2016 04:35PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

Rumor has it that he has bought a place on STX.

Re: VP Biden visit
avatar

rotorhead
December 27, 2016 04:50PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,445

Issue Date : December 24, 2016 at 1717 UTC
Location : Christiansted, St Croix, Virgin Islands of the U.S.
Beginning Date and Time : December 27, 2016 at 1815 UTC
Ending Date and Time : January 02, 2017 at 2200 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP Movement
Type : VIP

[tfr.faa.gov]

Re: VP Biden visit

watruw8ing4
December 27, 2016 05:05PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 850

Saw the initial chopper about an hour ago.

btw I hear that purchase rumor every year when he visits. Maybe it'll actually come true this time since his VP term is over.

Re: VP Biden visit

Scubadoo
December 27, 2016 11:23PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,882

Interesting there's a TFR exception for aircraft arriving/departing TISX AIRPORT but no exception for the seaplane.

I think they said on the news yesterday he was staying put in DC. Of course he can do both.

Re: VP Biden visit

specialk
December 28, 2016 07:05AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 569

He arrived yesterday afternoon. Leaves Jan 2.

Re: VP Biden visit

speee1dy
December 28, 2016 07:46AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,379

he comes here every year.

Re: VP Biden visit

1493
December 28, 2016 08:34AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 6

We were on our way to the airport from Cotton Valley around the time his plane landed. There must have been thirty police vehicles lining the route, plus additional armed officers interspersed along the way. We also passed two pothole squads on East End Road making half-assed attempts at road repairs (30 minutes before he arrived!). Watched his entourage leaving the airport, probably 20 vehicles including EMS. If previous years are anything to go by he'll have the usual two or more vehicles blocking the road to his villa for the duration of his stay. Apparently, vacationing is hard work. Good to see him back though, we expected he would have other options now that people don't care if he vacations in the US or not.

Re: VP Biden visit

Alana33
December 28, 2016 01:30PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,676

Article doesn't say much except he's there and will be there until January. 2nd.

[viconsortium.com]

Re: VP Biden visit

LuckyGirl56
December 28, 2016 01:54PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 330

Vice President Biden is in residence on St. Croix until January 2nd.

Re: VP Biden visit

vicanuck
December 28, 2016 01:55PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,181

How can we afford that all that protection?

Re: VP Biden visit

Pdmargie
December 28, 2016 02:02PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

Quote
vicanuck
How can we afford that all that protection?

Chump change compared to the Governor's spending!

Re: VP Biden visit

stxsailor
December 28, 2016 02:15PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 437

Maybe we can start a Biden for governor 2018 campaign. Like our own little "Welcome to Mooseport".

Re: VP Biden visit

speee1dy
December 28, 2016 02:31PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,379

thought the federal government footed the bill for all of his protection

Re: VP Biden visit

singlefin
December 28, 2016 02:49PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 601

Biden for Governor.
That would be intresting.
He's got my vote!

Re: VP Biden visit

quirion
December 28, 2016 04:23PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 407

Quote
singlefin
Biden for Governor.
That would be intresting.
He's got my vote!


Yes please

Re: VP Biden visit

Beeski
December 28, 2016 08:31PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 615

I was flying myself back to St. Croix from St. Thomas when Air Force 2 call sign came over the radio. I watched the 757 fly the arrival over PESTE just south of Frederiksted. Then San Juan said "Beeski, hold position" which meant I got to fly in a circle west of Fsted for 30 minutes until Biden was off the plane and on his way to his destination.

Since he is staying at a friend's house, I texted the friend and asked him if he'd pick up the charges for the 30 minutes of extra flying time that Bohlke is owed. When he said no, I think I responded with Make America Great Again. That being said, Air Force 2 is a beautiful aircraft.

Re: VP Biden visit

janeinstx
December 28, 2016 09:40PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 635

thumbs up

Quote
Beeski
I was flying myself back to St. Croix from St. Thomas when Air Force 2 call sign came over the radio. I watched the 757 fly the arrival over PESTE just south of Frederiksted. Then San Juan said "Beeski, hold position" which meant I got to fly in a circle west of Fsted for 30 minutes until Biden was off the plane and on his way to his destination.

Since he is staying at a friend's house, I texted the friend and asked him if he'd pick up the charges for the 30 minutes of extra flying time that Bohlke is owed. When he said no, I think I responded with Make America Great Again. That being said, Air Force 2 is a beautiful aircraft.

Re: VP Biden visit

Scubadoo
December 28, 2016 10:48PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,882

Quote
quirion
Quote
singlefin
Biden for Governor.
That would be intresting.
He's got my vote!


Yes please

thumbs up

Re: VP Biden visit

M&M
December 31, 2016 10:46AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 36

We were taking our daily walk this morning and saw a small motorcade. Jill Biden exited from the middle of the motorcade and began jogging. Secret service agents were jogging behind her and she was giving them a run for their money. Kind of exciting!

Re: VP Biden visit

rosesisland
January 01, 2017 08:00AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 621

He played golf yesterday at the Buccaneer. According to my friend playing there yesterday as well.

Re: VP Biden visit

Jumbie
January 03, 2017 10:01AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 667

Mr Biden always golfs at The Buccaneer; never @ Carambola. The reason is security issues much easier to handle @ The Buc.

Re: VP Biden visit

daveb722
January 03, 2017 12:35PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 466

Saw his motorcade that day, must have been leaving the buccaneer. My Canadian wife was waving at them when he passed. The republican in me wanted to smack her, but it's all good. smiling

On another note, we almost missed our flight as Biden was taking off around the same time and I forgot how slow the boarding process is as we usually leave first thing in the morning. I got an alert on my phone that the plane was boarding early and we still weren't even up to the security check point. The pilot wanted to get out of there, otherwise he would have had to wait and extra hour before takeoff. Although the storm in Atlanta held us up and the flight didn't make up any additional time. We did make it, but our luggage is still hanging out in STX. Lesson learned.

Join the discussion. Click the button below to Login or Register now!

Click here to login

  • Blue Ocean Transport

Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Settlers Handbook
Only $17.95

The Settlers Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is your guide to moving to St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

The current 18th Edition, released in January 2016, will help you explore your dream of island living. A solid reference book, it was first published in 1975. That's 40 years of helping people move to the islands. A must read. Order today.

Order Today

Advertise

Join VIMovingCenter.com Today!

Tell prospective and current residents about your business.

Learn More →

Sister Sites

VITraders

USVI Books & Souvenirs

VInow

USVI Vacation Guide

Living in de V.I.

USVI Relocation DVD

Proud Supporter

VI Olympic Team

For over 45 years, the Virgin Islands has celebrated the Olympic tradition by sending our athletes to compete.

Learn More →