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Exit Zero
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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

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Topic starter Posted : December 27, 2016 6:08 pm
TN_Travelers
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Rumor has it that he has bought a place on STX.

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Posted : December 27, 2016 7:35 pm
rotorhead
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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

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_4859.html

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Posted : December 27, 2016 7:50 pm
watruw8ing4
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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.

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Posted : December 27, 2016 8:05 pm
Scubadoo
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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.

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Posted : December 28, 2016 2:23 am
specialk
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He arrived yesterday afternoon. Leaves Jan 2.

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Posted : December 28, 2016 10:05 am
speee1dy
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he comes here every year.

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Posted : December 28, 2016 10:46 am
1493
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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.

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Posted : December 28, 2016 11:34 am
Alana33
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Article doesn't say much except he's there and will be there until January. 2nd.

http://viconsortium.com/featured/joe-biden-on-st-croix/

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Posted : December 28, 2016 4:30 pm
LuckyGirl56
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Vice President Biden is in residence on St. Croix until January 2nd.

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Posted : December 28, 2016 4:54 pm
vicanuck
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How can we afford that all that protection?

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Posted : December 28, 2016 4:55 pm
Pdmargie
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How can we afford that all that protection?

Chump change compared to the Governor's spending!

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Posted : December 28, 2016 5:02 pm
stxsailor
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Maybe we can start a Biden for governor 2018 campaign. Like our own little "Welcome to Mooseport".

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Posted : December 28, 2016 5:15 pm
speee1dy
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thought the federal government footed the bill for all of his protection

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Posted : December 28, 2016 5:31 pm
singlefin
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Biden for Governor.
That would be intresting.
He's got my vote!

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Posted : December 28, 2016 5:49 pm
quirion
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Biden for Governor.
That would be intresting.
He's got my vote!

Yes please

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Posted : December 28, 2016 7:23 pm
Beeski
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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.

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Posted : December 28, 2016 11:31 pm
janeinstx
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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.

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Posted : December 29, 2016 12:40 am
Scubadoo
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Biden for Governor.
That would be intresting.
He's got my vote!

Yes please

(tu)

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Posted : December 29, 2016 1:48 am
M&M
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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!

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Posted : December 31, 2016 1:46 pm
rosesisland
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He played golf yesterday at the Buccaneer. According to my friend playing there yesterday as well.

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Posted : January 1, 2017 11:00 am
Jumbie
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Mr Biden always golfs at The Buccaneer; never @ Carambola. The reason is security issues much easier to handle @ The Buc.

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Posted : January 3, 2017 1:01 pm
daveb722
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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. 🙂

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.

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Posted : January 3, 2017 3:35 pm
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