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Air Force One - Impeccable  
User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 476 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10453 times:

Air Force One is always amazingly clean for obvious reasons. Does anyone know how old the aircraft is? Also where does it's maintenance/cleaning get performed?

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10269 times:
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Construction Number : 23825
Line Number : 685
Built As : 747-2G4B (VC-25A)
Test Registration : N60659
First Flight : 29.10.1987
Status : Active

http://www.planemad.net/data/list/Boeing/747/23825.html



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User currently offlineNwaclc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10242 times:

I am guessing it gets cleaned overseas by a non union company  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10188 times:

Huh? I guess that's sarcasm....

It's a USAF aircraft... It gets taken care of by a USAF flight crew and ground echelon. Boeing has a support contract....


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10181 times:

zzzzZOOM!!!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10086 times:

The 89th Air Wing takes GREAT pride in their work and it's a HUGE honor to be chosen to be part of the 89th. They do most all of their own cleaning and maintenance right at Andrews. I think SAM2800 went active at the very end of George HW Bush's term, so 1989-90. Flying over Andrews AFB it looks most any AFB, except for the huge hangar in the one cornor of the base.


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User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9977 times:

If im not mistaken Bush has already logged more miles than any other flying president. Just look here on airliners, there are tons of pics of this plane everywhere all the time,but this doesnt count many trips...and secret trips...like flying into iraq disguised as a gulfstream...lol


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9949 times:

Don't forget that there are actually two B742s (VC-25As), 82-8000 and 92-9000. The president also uses the B752s (VC-32As) from time to time.


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I think SAM2800 went active at the very end of George HW Bush's term, so 1989-90.
It looks like you are coorect. Planemad says that there were both delivered in 1990.

pilottim747



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User currently offlineKateAA From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 89 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9853 times:

Give me a Boeing 777 anytime!

Kate.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9829 times:

If im not mistaken Bush has already logged more miles than any other flying president. Just look here on airliners, there are tons of pics of this plane everywhere

I don't think you can base that statement on the number of pictures here on A.net. You need to remember that digital camera technology has expolded in the last few years and more and more people now own them and use them.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9810 times:

The press was hounding about him spending an average of one night a week in the white house since june. But he was rocking an rolling for the last 3 years fishing, playing golf going back to texas...


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9796 times:

82-8000 was delivered in Sep. 1990, and I believe 92-9000 was delivered in Dec. 1990 or Jan. 1991.

I also heard that as a cost-cutting measure the 89th has hired cleaning crews from Air France to clean the VC-25As.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26595 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9748 times:

Remember, they are only Air Force 1 when whoever the president is is on board. If someone else is flying, they have different callsigns. Same, the 757s, BBJs, GVs etc. are Air Force 1 with the executive on board.

Oh, and Kate, why the triple over the Queen? There is no contest.



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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9114 times:

I heard AirTran covers maintanance  Big grin



FSP


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8819 times:

((If im not mistaken Bush has already logged more miles than any other flying president))
Jetjeanes
Bill Clinton was the most traveled president im not sure if bush has overtaken him yet .



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User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8665 times:

AirTran or their purchaser, ValueJEt?
SR



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User currently offlineBraniff1960 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8509 times:

Is it me or does it look like the Air Force uses Armorall on the tires!?!?

Check out the shine on the front right nose gear tire!

NICE!

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User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8467 times:

I guess Air France isn't responsible for clean AF1 when it goes into DeGaulle? Lol. As if they had a crew that washed planes anyway...


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User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8170 times:

You should see the National Geographic Film about AF1. It tells you a lot of things about it. People are cleaning it like 24/7!

Tony


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8135 times:

I believe that UAL provides the entertainment on board the a/c, and I think the menus as well.

I had heard or saw that somewhere, perhaps another a-net member can confirm that.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8181 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8071 times:

Same would go for UAL anywhere here in the US American762 - they don't even have a wash rack anymore! LOL


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7923 times:

How many flight crew fly AirForce 1 and how do you get selected to do so?

AA777jr


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7889 times:

USAF provides the food and entertainment aboard the aircraft.

AF1 personnel get selected predominately from the 89th AW. So you'd need to get selected for the 89th first, do your time there, then if you don't screw up you might get a shot at AF1.


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7645 times:

N1120A, Air Force 1 is synonymous with the 747-200 (VC-25A), so whenever you hear someone talking about A1, let's just assume we're talking about the Boeing queens...


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineFlyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7536 times:

Didn't Clinton also get to use a VC-137 as well?
-Joe


25 EMBQA : Didn't Clinton also get to use a VC-137 as well? Yes, I think he did a few times into airports that would not support the VC-25 as they did not yet ha
26 SATL382G : The VC-25 was bought on the basis that it could get into airfields the VC-137 could not. Clinton used the VC-137 when then mission did not require the
27 Texdravid : The current VC-25's were delivered towards the beginning of Bush the elder's term 1990, not toward the end (1992-93).
28 Gregg : I don't think UAL does anything on the 747, but they do have the maintenance contract on the B757
29 Post contains links Pilottim747 : Air Force 1 is synonymous with the 747-200 (VC-25A), so whenever you hear someone talking about A1, let's just assume we're talking about the Boeing q
30 Airtran737 : It is spelled Valujet. Please try to get it right.
31 Qwerty : I believe that UAL provides the entertainment on board the a/c, and I think the menus as well. The 89th does it's own food service and personally shop
32 JetBlue : If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure I heard that UAL was chosen for the 747 flight training for the AF1 flight crews. Not sure if that's still the ca
33 Post contains images Kalakaua : Watch out Pilottim747, because the 747s are more higly recognized by the public. That's all I'm saying, is that, if you ask people to point to A1, the
34 N1120a : >If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure I heard that UAL was chosen for the 747 flight training for the AF1 flight crews. Not sure if that's still the c
35 Planesarecool : Under what "division" does the third B747-200 (E4-B) fall (73-1676)? -Stephen
36 BIGBlack : All I know is the movie was lousy and inaccurate
37 MontanaFL : My last TDY (temporary duty) in the Air Force was to provide security (I was a cop) for AF1. Just before being relieved of our shift and just prior to
38 Garnetpalmetto : Planesarecool - The E-4Bs are part of the 55th Wing's 1st ACCS (First is First) based at Offutt AFB in Nebraska
39 Jacobin777 : I'm going to get flamed for this...but IMHO (notice its MY HO)..i think its the BIGGEST waste of taxpayers money...of which i'm one of them..i think w
40 Boeing nut : All I know is the movie was lousy and inaccurate That's why they call it a movie instead of a documentary. I'm going to get flamed for this...but IMHO
41 Starlionblue : Under what "division" does the third B747-200 (E4-B) fall (73-1676)? There are 4 E-4Bs. Trivia: They are often used to train air-to-air refueling for
42 SATL382G : ...normally a C-5 or two ... an understatement if I ever heard one.... C-5s normally only go on overseas trips to support "Marine 1". Stateside you'll
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