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Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by swoosh(m): 6:51pm On Nov 08, 2012
1."Air Force One" isn't technically a plane: It's simply the radio call name for any U.S. Air Force plane carrying the president of the United States. As soon as the president steps aboard an Air Force plane, that plane is referred to as Air Force One by the crew and all air traffic controllers, in order to avoid confusion with any other planes in the area. If the president rides on an Army aircraft, that aircraft is Army One, and whenever he boards his specialized helicopter, that craft is Marine One. Civilians generally refer to the physical plane itself as Air Force One

2.Today, there are actually two customized Boeing 747-200B jets that regularly fly under this designation. They are nearly identical and are almost as tall as a six story building, and as long as a city block.

3.Air Force One is one of the most recognizable symbols of the presidency. Emblazoned with the words "United States of America," the American flag, and the Seal of the President of the United States, it is an undeniable presence wherever it flies

4.Air Force One has unlimited range and can carry the President wherever he needs to travel. The onboard electronics are hardened to protect against an electromagnetic pulse, and Air Force One is equipped with advanced secure communications equipment, allowing the aircraft to function as a mobile command center in the event of an attack on the United States. The media refer to it as “The flying Oval Office” or the “ The flying White House”. On September 11th, 2001, the president's plane showed that it was much more than an executive jet -- it became a mobile bunker when all ground positions seemed vulnerable to attack

5.Airforce One has four General Electric CF6-80C2B1 jet engines, which provide 56,700 pounds of thrust a piece. The top speed is between 630 and 700 miles (about 1,126km) per hour and the ceiling maximum (i.e how high the plane can fly) is 45,100 feet (commercial 747s fly at about 30,000 feet)

6.The plane carries 53,611 gallons (about 203,000 litres) of fuel and weighs 833,000 pounds (about 377,000 kg) fully loaded for a long-range mission. With a full tank, the plane can fly half way around the world. The plane has mid-ir refueling capability. As with the B-2 and other combat craft, in-flight refueling gives Air Force One the ability to stay up in the air indefinitely, which could be crucial in an emergency situation

7.Inside, the President and his travel companions enjoy 4,000 square feet of floor space on three levels, including an extensive suite for the President that features a large office, lavatory, and conference room. The president has onboard living quarters, with his own bedroom, bathroom, workout room/gym and office space. Air Force One also includes a medical suite that can function as an operating room, and a doctor is permanently on board. The plane’s two food preparation galleys can feed 100 people at a time

8.Air Force One also has quarters for those who accompany the President, including senior advisors, Secret Service officers, traveling press, and other guests. Several cargo planes typically fly ahead of Air Force One to provide the President with services needed in remote locations

9.The two planes are military aircraft, designed to withstand an air attack. Among other things, the plane is outfitted with electronic counter measures (ECM) to jam enemy radar. The plane can also eject flares to throw heat-seeking missiles off course.

10.The plane is completely off limits to Many. Even visiting politicians and journalists aren't allowed in some parts of the plane, and the Air Force is careful to conceal specific details of the craft's layout including its advanced avionics and defenses

11.One of the most remarkable feature on the plane is its extensive electronics. It has 85 onboard telephones, a collection of two-way radios, fax machines and computer connections. It also has 19 televisions and assorted office equipment. The phone system is set up for normal air to ground connections and secure lines. The president and his staff can reach just about anybody in the world while cruising tens of thousands of feet in the air. The onboard electronics include about 238 miles of wiring (twice the amount you'd find in a normal 747). Heavy shielding is tough enough to protect the wiring and crucial electronics from the electromagnetic pulse associated with a nuclear blast

12.Air Force one is a military aircraft, designed to withstand an air attack. Among other things, the plane is outfitted with electronic counter measures (ECM) to jam enemy radar. The plane can also eject flares to throw heat-seeking missiles off course. Some of the most interesting parts of the plane -- its advanced avionics and defenses -- are classified

13.Every Air Force One flight is classified as a military operation, and it is handled as such. Air Force crews at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland carefully inspect the plane, and the runway, before every flight. When it's time to head off, the Marine One helicopter brings the president from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base. Teams all over the base keep an eye out for any unauthorized craft in the area and are authorized to shoot on sight. In advance of every Air Force One flight, the Air Force crew sends C141 Starlifter cargo carrier planes, toting the president's motorcade, to the destination. This collection of bulletproof limousines and vans, loaded with weaponry, keeps the president safe on the ground.

14.Air Force One can comfortably carry 70 passengers and 26 crew members . These crew members are carefully screened military personnel, with exemplary service histories. Even the crew members who prepare meals must operate with a high level of security. For example, when buying food, they must hit the stores undercover, and they must select markets at random, in order to protect the president from a poison attack. Onboard the plane, the crew provides 24-hour first class service.

15.Most presidents form close connections with their flight crew, and the final Air Force One flight is always an emotional trip.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Samid1: 6:58pm On Nov 08, 2012
Nigeria should order one for aso rock

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by bigtt76(f): 7:43pm On Nov 08, 2012
Basically what the Americans would want anyone to know. The main koko about the plane itself is yet unknown for security reasons.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by k2039(m): 7:53pm On Nov 08, 2012
About time we constructed Nigeria Air Force 1 to meet military standards

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Kslib(m): 3:35pm On Nov 09, 2012
bigtt76: Basically what the Americans would want anyone to know. The main koko about the plane itself is yet unknown for security reasons.
Gbam!!!!!

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Horus(m): 3:46pm On Nov 10, 2012






President Obama inside Air Force Boeing 747 jets

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Horus(m): 4:24pm On Nov 10, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z38KpsBI7A

President Barack Obama inside Air Force One
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by captalex: 7:17pm On Nov 10, 2012
Could someone give us a breakdown of the plane our dear president uses?
and i heard he gets piloted by Vice air marshals of the Nigerian Airforce.
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by hunter121: 9:44am On Nov 12, 2012
so great!

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Horus(m): 3:19am On Nov 13, 2012

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base


President Barack Obama on Air Force One


Obama on Air Force One
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by ecolime(m): 9:38am On Nov 17, 2012
Magnificent.. We will surely get there one day.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by lanreni: 1:12pm On Nov 18, 2012
i won't be surprised if our politicians start aiming for such technology.they have probably bought all d available bullet proof cars in d world...

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by lanreni: 1:13pm On Nov 18, 2012
it also has voice/cruise control options.it can also fuction like a satellite in space and it is built to keep the president safe at all times,even against satellite tracking. it isn't for sale,custom-made for usa.there's a great danger in using a hi-tech gizmo you can't build,maintain,control or service locally.security can be compromised and assasination bcomes very easy.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by lanreni: 1:17pm On Nov 18, 2012
it also has voice/cruise control options.it can also fuction like a satellite in space and it is built to keep the president safe at all times,even against satellite tracking. it isn't for sale,custom-made for usa.there's a great danger in using a hi-tech gizmo you can't build,maintain,control or service locally.security can be compromised and assasination bcomes very easy. wink
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by obidaddy: 12:47am On Jan 26, 2013
nice one bro, am a freak 4 such infos and documentaries. pls intimate me on any gd infos like dis, especially videos smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by momodub: 2:20pm On Jan 26, 2013
cool flight air force 1
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Afam4eva(m): 2:25pm On Jan 26, 2013
The first time i entered the Airforce one, i was like WOW!!!
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Even the tables and chairs for the pupils were in good condition. I just hope Jonathan builds more of this school because most schools in Nigeria are in bad condition.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by izenco2005: 2:25pm On Jan 26, 2013
Solomon says all na vanity upon vanity undecided

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by alaoeri: 2:25pm On Jan 26, 2013
Reminds me of Air force one by Harrison Ford.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by 80million1: 2:25pm On Jan 26, 2013
*speechless*

I hope these amazing facts on AF1 will give Drogba and his thugz 3points when they face Tunisia tday.
Since the Eagles av been dissapointing, i av my half support to Cote'd'voir.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by theripper: 2:29pm On Jan 26, 2013
Abeg, d ogas for aeronautics, wetin dem mean by refuelling for Mid-air, d plane go convert Air to jet fuel or wetin?
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by manny4life(m): 2:31pm On Jan 26, 2013
the_ripper: Abeg, d ogas for aeronautics, wetin dem mean by refuelling for Mid-air, d plane go convert Air to jet fuel or wetin?

Mid air refueling is what it is - it can refuel at 30,000ft. Preferably, C-130 tanker plane extend their pipes at that certain speed and altitude and begin pumping fuel. This process is very delicate and requires precision in its execution. Most fighter jets refuel in mid air

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Stegomiah: 2:31pm On Jan 26, 2013
Since november 8, 2012, dis lovely topic jst dey make front page; guess d MOD went on sabbatical leave
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Smartjeezy(m): 2:34pm On Jan 26, 2013
I love this Air force 1...
Jonathan badluck need one like this to carry him and his clueless friends around.Obama when are u coming to pay me a visit now?
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by manny4life(m): 2:35pm On Jan 26, 2013
@topic, the Air force One is simply an amazing aircraft, despite that it takeoff and lands in busy airspace such as Washington DC, you'll never hear that airports were shut down because dignitaries were moving. Although enthusiast such as myself like to capture the those very lovely moment but because the flight itinerary isn't published, makes it hard to video such. Don't forget, the airplane ALWAYS has escorts with the at all times.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by solomon111(m): 2:37pm On Jan 26, 2013
Who cares?
Americans are always looking for any opportunity to brag.
Cool plane,though.

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by timoney(m): 2:41pm On Jan 26, 2013
USA nawoo! NIGERIA hmmm!
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by eminemkayc: 2:42pm On Jan 26, 2013
Americans, always hypin themselves abut the technology theyv got while other first worlds keep mum abut theirs.....

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Dygeasy(m): 2:42pm On Jan 26, 2013
Stegomiah: Since november 8, 2012, dis lovely topic jst dey make front page; guess d MOD went on sabbatical leave
nah! They so much love TONTO DIKEH

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Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by aglomar: 2:43pm On Jan 26, 2013
Great!!! Na make our leaders dey buy 2nd hand one they sabi
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by ecolime(m): 2:44pm On Jan 26, 2013
Stegomiah: Since november 8, 2012, dis lovely topic jst dey make front page; guess d MOD went on sabbatical leave
Lmao
Re: Amazing Facts About The Air Force One (official ‘plane’ Of The US President) by Symphony007: 2:46pm On Jan 26, 2013
The nigerian version of airforce one is called "eagle one" it's a boening jet. It's not really big. It has modest furnishing. Finally, i don't think with all the problems in this country a luxury jumbo jet should be the least of our priyorities.

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