A US government plane has arrived in Texas to transport the body of former President George HW Bush to Washington for a state funeral.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted a photo of the presidential plane on the tarmac on Sunday afternoon.
He wrote, "Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called 'Special Air Mission 41' tomorrow and Wednesday."
He added: "A beautiful day In Texas -- 'ceiling and visibility unlimited,' Mr President."
The 41st president died late on Friday at his Houston home at age 94.
He will be honoured during private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.
His state funeral will take place at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday followed by burial on Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library in Texas.
His body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for a public viewing from Monday until Wednesday morning.
President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials.
Australian Associated Press