Air Force One: get the "plane facts" on the high-tech wonder known as the Flying White House.[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
You've seen it in photos: the blue and white jumbo jet with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The name of this country. The United States, now thirty-one in number, are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, emblazoned on its side. It is the most famous plane in the world. But many people don't realize that there are in fact two such planes, specially designed for the President of the United States The head of the Executive Branch, one of the three branches of the federal government.
The U.S. Constitution sets relatively strict requirements about who may serve as president and for how long. .
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trick question trick n → : Which one is Air Force One? Answer: Neither--unless the President is aboard. "Air Force One" is a call sign, not the name of a craft. (If the Vice President is aboard, the call sign is Air Force Two.)
The first President to fly while in office was Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1943. Later that year, the Air Force established a Douglas C-54 Skymaster The Douglas C-54 Skymaster was a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Design and development
Like the C-47 Skytrain, the C-54 Skymaster was derived from a civilian airliner (the Douglas DC-4). propeller plane as the official aircraft of the President. Roosevelt's plane was nicknamed "the Sacred Cow sacred cow
One that is immune from criticism, often unreasonably so: "The need for widespread secrecy has become a sacred cow" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. ."
The call sign "Air Force One" wasn't adopted until 1958, when two Boeing 707 jets became the official presidential planes. The 747s now in use made their first official flights in 1990 and 1991, with President George H. W. Bush Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. aboard.
What is the real Air Force One like on the inside? Few people have ever seen the entire plane. Some areas are private, some are top-secret. If you're ever in Simi Valley, California Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. , you can visit the actual craft that carried President Ronald Reagan during his terms in office. But why wait? Consider this a boarding call: Join the JS tour of Air Force One!
THE PLANE FACTS
LENGTH: 231 ft, 10 in. WINGSPAN: 195 ft, 8 in. HEIGHT (AT TAIL): 63 ft, 5 in. INTERIOR FLOOR SPACE: 4,000 sq ft WEIGHT: 833,000 lb fully loaded MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 45,100 ft FLIGHT SPEEDS: 630 mph cruising COST OF RUNNING THE PLANE: $40,000 per hour
Most SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS on Air Force One are top-secret. But they reportedly include devices to jam radar signals, flares to deflect heat-seeking missiles, and shields to protect the jet from a nuclear blast Nuclear blast may refer to:
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The PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, in the nose of the plane, includes a private entrance, sleeping quarters, workout equipment, a bathroom/shower, and a fully equipped office.
Near the presidential suite is a MEDICAL OFFICE with an operating table, surgical equipment, X-ray and other machines, and a pharmacy. A staff doctor is on hand at all times.
The two GALLEYS can serve meals to 100 people at one sitting.
On-board COMMUNICATIONS capabilities include more than 80 air-to-ground telephones (secure and regular lines), computers, fax machines, teleconferencing equipment (including a 50-inch plasma screen), two-way radios, and 19 TV sets, as well as audio and video technology capable of broadcasting in-flight presidential addresses to the nation.
Air Force One is always accompanied by C-5 Galaxy CARGO PLANES carrying two bulletproof Refers to extremely stable hardware and/or software that cannot be brought down no matter what unusual conditions arise. See industrial strength.
bulletproof - Used of an algorithm or implementation considered extremely robust; lossage-resistant; capable of correctly presidential limos and several decoys, a fully equipped ambulance, and--at times--Marine One, the President's helicopter.