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Air Force One And The FAA  
User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 414 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

I thought that the FAA made it mandatory that all aircraft doors be outlined with a contrasting color so that they would be easily identifiable in the event of an emergency. If that is true, then why doesn't Air Force One comply

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Most likely they were granted an exemption to that rule. Exemptions to regulations are not that rare.


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

I think the FAA may let the President slide on that one.


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User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

That is an excellent point. Why let the president's plane be like that. I would think that would be the one most important to rescue in the event of a disaster.

User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

To put it simply, Air Force One is a military aircraft, and military aircraft aren't subject to FAA regulations.

User currently offlineShaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

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Is there a more complicated way to say that?  Confused


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Military aircraft are public service aircraft.

And as such do not need to conform to the FAR's.

That is why OAS up here has that Beaver with the Garrett in the nose.

That is why all those Air Tankers converted from Anti-sub aircraft are still flying.

That is why the military doesn't need to have any of their aircraft certified.



Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but if you contract an aircraft to the government if it longer then 30 days, it is considered a "public use" aircraft and no longer has to comply with the FAR's. Now when the contract ends you need to go back to comply with them.



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