Deskflier From Sweden, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6897 times:
I was planning to build a model of the Rockwell Aero Commander, so I went on the net to find out if there were any interesting examples to use as prototypes for my model. Then I found out that during Ike Eisenhower's second term, he had an Aero Commander in the Presidential Flight. It was used for short trips, and is to date the smallest plane ever to have been allocated the callsign "Air Force One". My question is: Does the Presidential Flight have any small planes today, or is this history?
How can anyone not fly, when we live at a time when we can fly?
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12259 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6201 times:
Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 6): Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
There is the slightly bigger VC-37A that is sometimes confused as a VC-20C.
Would that be a military version of the Gulfstream IV?
There are G-IVs flying military VIP missions, but not in the presidential fleet. The military G-IVs are designated as C-20D/E/F. They fly for the USN, USMC, and US Army, respectively. Military VIP missions for only USAF and USCG staff are flown in the C-20G.