Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 11051 times:
What do you have to do to become the pilot of Airforce One, the presidential aircraft of the United States. I imagine that you would have to join the US Airforce to start. You'd probably have to stay there for a long time and I don't think that is all that you would have to do. What is involved and how long does it take? I wouldn't want to be the pilot of Airforce One, but I am still curious.
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 476 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10860 times:
Cfalk, if that's correct that it takes at least 30 years (does it?), then I guess that means whoever flew AF1 would have to be a lifelong career military officer, because someone in the service that long would probably have little chance of advancing in the civilian market before he hits the mandatory retirement age of 60.
Too bad, as that would probably be the ultimate thing to have on any pilot's resume!
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 476 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10833 times:
No callsign would not be Air Force One, unless the Cessna was operated by the Air Force. It would be Executive One, if you, a civilian was operating it. Of course, they would never allow the President to fly any plane other than the official VIP transports for security reasons, so this is all academic.
Anyways, to answer the original question, how to become a pilot of Air Force One:
Jet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10803 times:
its all about pecision and expert timing. Your weapons of choice must be chosen with much care, and hidden appropriatley, the security on such an a/c well.......
It would need to be done with a team more than one, each man (or women) would need to gaurd each part of the plane, seperate sections for different memebers no one must leave sight of the terriosts. Such a procedure takes years and years of build up. It would also help that you knew how to fly the plane after you took it over. Land in a hostile country, afghanastain (sp) would be perfect.
Legally....ummmmmm.......You have to preoberly be the worlds best pilot, so good luck
P.S i was joking about taking over air force one, if anyone starts to take it seriously!