More Election Season Spotting

Donald Trump's Boeing 757-200 (N757AF, c/n 25155) at KMHT on 2015-11-04.
Donald Trump’s Boeing 757-200 (N757AF, c/n 25155) at KMHT on 2015-11-04.

Last April I reported about the beginning of the Presidential Election season, given that this is an exciting time for an airplane spotter here in NH, our state being very early in the primary calendar and always getting disproportionate attention from the presidential hopefuls. Now that the NH primary is well behind us it is time to see what kind of aircraft were spotted here.

All candidates had to file paperwork for their candidacy with the NH Secretary of State in Concord. Around that time, I saw both Trump’s and Clinton’s aircraft, even spotted Secretary Clinton herself.

Learjet 60 (N719JB, c/n 288) and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Concord, NH on 2015-11-09.
Donald Trump's Boeing 757-200 (N757AF, c/n 25155) at KMHT on 2015-11-04.
Donald Trump’s Boeing 757-200 (N757AF, c/n 25155) at KMHT on 2015-11-04.

The week before the NH primary was a time for heavy campaigning by the candidates. Immediately after the Iowa caucuses (on February 1st, one week before the NH primary) I could see a number of aircraft fly from KDSM (Des Moines, IA) to KMHT (Manchester, NH). Here is what Flightaware told me on February 2nd (the day after the Iowa caucuses):

DYN974 E145 Des Moines Intl (KDSM) Tue 01:33 CST Tue 04:44 EST
EAL6522 B738 Des Moines Intl (KDSM) Tue 01:07 CST Tue 04:12 EST
SWQ5024 B734 Des Moines Intl (KDSM) Tue 01:04 CST Tue 04:07 EST
BSK673 B738 Des Moines Intl (KDSM) Tue 00:59 CST Tue 03:59 EST
N591CF H25B Des Moines Intl (KDSM) Mon 23:19 CST Tue 02:23 EST
PWA450 C56X Ankeny Rgnl (KIKV) Mon 22:43 CST Tue 01:57 EST

The Eastern Air Lines’ 737 was used by the Sanders campaign (as reported by the Burlington Free Press). N591CF, the Hawker 800, is owned by a Little Rock, AR car dealership owner who is a long time contributor to Republican political candidates, but I do not know which campaign used the aircraft.

Sanders’ campaign aircraft: Boeing 737-85P (N280EA, c/n 33982) of Eastern Air Lines, spotted at KMHT on 2016-02-03.
BAe 125-800A (N591CF, c/n 258175) at KMHT on 2016-02-03.

I am expecting more spotting of campaign aircraft as we get closer to the actual election in November.

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