FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5329 times:
PPGMD is correct. Same goes for Navy 2, Marine 2 & Army 2. BTW, there is no such thing as an Air Force 3, Navy 3, etc. After the President & Vice-President in terms of US goverment rank is the Speaker of the House. But this person doesn't get the call sign AF3 or otherwise. Regards.
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PU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5311 times:
Well, the president usually travels on a VC-25 (there are 2 of them) which is actually a heavily modifies 742 I think. I think, but don't quote me on it, that presidents also use, but to a lesser extent, C-32s, e.g. B752s, but that is less common. I read in a thread that GWB had actually used it, but as far as I know only VPs and senior government staff fly it.
As for Marine One, it is the presidential helicopter, and is usually a Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5300 times:
army 1 and navy 1 would typically get less press attention I guess.
Say the president is on a visit to the troops and needs a helicopter ride to get to a different part of a sprawling base, that machine would be Army (or Navy) 1 but would hardly make the news unless it crashed.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5274 times:
Garnetpalmetto Army 1 was used for a long time. The US Army had the mission during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. At some point it passed to the USMC, I don't know why but I can think of two possible factors. One is that the USMC provides guards to embassies and the White House and has a role related to those things. The other is that the aircraft used were not otherwise in the Army inventory.
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