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Aircraft The President Is On  
User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I know when the President is on any Air Force aircraft that aircraft becomes designated Air Force 1.
But when he is on his helicopter it is usually designated "Marine One"
Does this have to do with the branch of the military that is operating the aircraft, for example if the president were to get on a private aircraft flown by an Air Force pilot, would that plane be "Air Force One", or does this apply only to aircraft registered to the USAF?
If the president gets on, for example a US Navy jet, does that become Navy One?
Just wondering.

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

The President's helicopter usually has the callsign "Marine One" because it is operated by the USMC. I suppose that the pattern would continue with the other branches, i.e. a navy a/c would be "Navy One" etc.


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User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2472 times:


You're right. Call sign goes with ownership of the aircraft i.e. AF One, Army One, Coast Guard One, etc. I believe the call sign for a civilian aircraft with the President on board is Executive One.

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