Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know about Air Force One (16 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       9 Mar 2015       12702       1

This famous flying fortress is as tall as a six story building and is nicknamed the "flying Oval Office". It is a custom custom Boeing 747-200B that comes fitted with a conference room, dining room, private quarters for the president, offices for senior staff members, a medical operating room (a doctor flies on every flight), press area and two food-preparation galleys amongst other things. It costs a whopping $206,337 per hour of flight.

 



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Gorfian 5 year s ago
Air Force One is not the name of the plane, it is the callsign of whichever aircraft is carrying the president when flown by USAF personnel. There are currently two 747s in operation - SAM28000 and SAM29000 - the pictures above are of SAM29000.

When the USMC fly the pres, the aircraft has the callsign Marine One (the big helicopter on the White House lawn gets that callsign when he climbs on board) and in the very rare event he uses a commercial flight, it gets the callsign Executive One (only Nixon has done this, as far as we know).
       
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