Success Stories

The Last Journey of Reagan’s Air Force One

In 2004, The Permit Company had the honor of helping to facilitate the final journey of the Boeing 707 used by Presidents Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Clinton and both Presidents Bush. After logging over 600,000 air miles serving presidents for more than 28 years, the jet’s last 100-mile journey would occur by highway from the San Bernardino airport to the Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

The move, dubbed “Operation Homeward Bound,” was conducted by Boeing at the request of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Boeing asked The Permit Company to provide permitting and escort services for the unusual load. Even though the wings were disassembled from the fuselage for the move, it was still a significantly oversized superload. Each wing measured 92’ long by 35’ wide, and required stretch flatbed trailers.

The convoy left San Bernardino at about midnight on Friday night and made it to the library around daybreak on Friday without incident. Today, you can visit the reassembled 707 in the stunning Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan Library.

Client: Boeing
Load Type: Superload
Dimensions: 92’L x 35’W
Services Provided: Route Planning, Permitting, Escort

Northrop Grumman Superload

In 2014, The Permit Company helped to permit, plan and execute a 350+ mile superload. The cargo was part of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite communications system. We helped to orchestrate the successful move from Redondo Beach, CA, to Sunnyvale, CA.

On behalf of the entire Transportation Team we wanted to say thank you for helping us deliver the AEHF Payload from Redondo Beach to Sunnyvale last week. Your team jumped into action at the first call and didn’t let up until we had safely delivered to destination. You have been there with us on previous deliveries and this trip was no exception. From permit issuance to wire lifters to route narrative throughout the entire journey your execution was spot on.

Casey Callender

Transportation Planner, Logistics

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Client: Northrop Grumman
Load Type: Superload
Services Provided: Route Planning, Permitting, Pilot Cars