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Air Force One at Chattanooga's Lovell Field. Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press Air Force One at Chattanooga's Lovell Field. Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

The ongoing skirmish between a pair of general aviation operators at Chattanooga Airport now appears to have drawn in President Barack Obama and Air Force One.

When the president visited Chattanooga on Tuesday, his plane was taken to the airport-owned Wilson Air Center facility rather than to TAC Air, which says it has the contract to handle military fueling operations at Lovell Field.

"The problem is we have a landlord who jumped in front of us," said Dave Edwards, marketing director at TAC Air. "It's another example of the problem when you're competing with your own landlord."

But, an airport spokesman said it had no part in where Air Force One was parked.

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