Daily Archives: July 19, 2011

Of Pintos and Presidents – How a Weather Observer Became Part of the Presidential Motorcade

Again, the whump-whump-whumps we heard were the blades of the scouting helicopter: one more pass to make sure the most exact conditions were relayed to Marine One. Moments later a second series of whump-whump-whumps got louder and louder, eventually breaking free of the clouds as Marine One descended to the field and stopped.