Obama's chopper heads out over NY Harbor
Yesterday, the heliport was crowded with two Presidential helicopters, two Boeing Chinooks (the bulbous green helis with double rotors) and a motorcade of official vehicles, all for a few-hour visit President Obama made to NYC to speak at Al Sharpton's conference.
It only took a moment to remember that last Tuesday we highlighted Obama's helicopter landing on Randall's Island for a different quickie visit to NYC, and then this thought came: the President is one serious jet-setter. Wake up at the White House, breakfast, helicopter to catch Air Force One, land at JFK, helicopter to the Wall Street heliport, motorcade up the FDR (the east side's highway), speech and some smiles, motorcade back to the heliport, heli back to JFK, Air Force One home...and that's all before dinner.
If someone ever does the work to add up a president's frequent flyer miles during a single term in office, we're sure he'd fly circles around Ryan Bingham, George Clooney's character from the movie "Up In the Air." That said, we're still totally jealous. When we grow up, we want to President of the United States (but only for the non-stop traveling)!
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]