DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I've been told that the press area is a little bit larger. I've talked to a few people that have been on the plane, and also from what I've seen of the safety card (yes, AF1 has its own safety card, and it's pretty detailed), I believe there are seats up in between where doors 1 and 2 on a standard 747 are. I'm not entirely sure though...but I do remember hearing that the plane can take 70 VIPs/members of the media.
C5onknees From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
i dont think so SATL, but it wouldnt surprise me. but get this, a couple ramp spaces over was Japan's Air Force One, and they wouldnt let the TA guys touch the airplane with the stair truck, they made them keep it 2 inches away from the airplane. now thats anal, but Japan's jet was 10x more clean than AF1.
Ilovenz From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 149 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Yeah, I have mixed feelings about the AF1 interior. I would definitely make it at least look a little nicer on the interior, but then again, this is taxpayer money we're talking about, and being a democracy I think it's better that the interior looks more business-oriented.
I think somebody should publish one of those huge coffee-table books full of pictures of various official government aircraft. I'm sure some of you have seen the Sultan of Brunei's A-340? Now THAT's an official government way to trave!
TaxPilot From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 92 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
If you are in the LAX/BUR area, go see and walk through the old AF1 (27000) at the Reagan library. It is well worth the visit for an A-Netter.
The interior is maintained as brand new, but it is not overly luxurious. Unfortunately they don,t allow pictures inside. It seems rather small inside when compared to the vsual impact of viewing the aircraft from the outside.
TeamAmerica From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 24 Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Quoting A320ajm (Reply 21): Do you think that it has any security features on that we the general public would think are stupid and myth, such as the escape pod???
This really isn't open to conjecture anymore. We were treated to a peek at USAF Technical Order 00-105E-9, Rev.11 Aerospace Emergency Rescue and Mishap Response Information which was inadvertently posted on a site accessible from the internet. The TO provides information essential for rescue crews, including general arrangement of crew spaces, escape provisions and hazards to personnel. Chapter 7 includes the VC-25A.
There's no escape pod or anything like that. It does have airstairs that extend from the lower deck (i.e. the cargo space) both forward and aft providing entry to compartments on that level, which in turn have stairs up to the main deck. Nothing secret about this, as Bush has been photographed using the lower-deck entry:
Quoting BladeLWS (Reply 22): air refuelable
has countermeasures for missiles
the most advanced comms ever to go airborne other than the Airborne Command Posts, eg E-4B
DEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4600 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Thankfully, the above pictures do not come with the "state secrets" warning as the Il-96 photos in the other thread in CivAv. BTW, I think perseverance paid off in digging up this 1-1/2+ year old thread.
"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
25 RootsAir: Wow, I posted this more than a year and a half ago on my 24 th birthday and the thread is still there...wow !
26 Keesje: time for a little update.. some additional pictures onboard airforce one Funny, if you search for airforce one interiors you are foten guided to this
27 MCIGuy: I can't help but notice the area of highly polished metal on both the VC-137's (saw the one at Pima) and the VC-25's. I have to wonder what it's purpo
28 TeamAmerica: Does it need to have purpose? It just looks good...the polished metal is part of the livery. 1) Viva A.Net! 2) In no small part because of your effor