Air Force One flying into Canberra (Australia)

Recorded in October 2003, Air Force One checks in with Melbourne Centre over Southern New South Wales en-route to Canberra, Australia.

Also on frequency are two Royal Australian Air Force F/A 18 Hornets (callsign “Cobra”) which were dispatched to intercept and escort AF1 from a location near the town of Wagga Wagga.

Have a listen to this recording. Do you think the communications with Air Force 1 is or should be the same as communicating with a commercial aircraft?

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