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Air Force One Cockpit  
User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16722 times:

We all know that Air force one has many systems that can barely let it be considered a classic 747....but on what concerns the cockpit its self and all it's systems, is it equipped with some normal 742 cockpit systems or was it updated to a modern glass cockpit, with avionic systems such as lnav and vnav ?



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User currently offlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16708 times:



Quoting Speedbird741 (Thread starter):

And any moment i can see the Secret Service knocking on your door to offer a free holiday in Cuba all expenses paid  eyepopping 



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16675 times:

Quoting Speedbird741 (Thread starter):
normal 742 cockpit systems or was it updated to a modern glass cockpit, with avionic systems such as lnav and vnav ?

It was shown on TV last week. It is a regular three man, 742 classic flight deck.

There are some stuff that couldn't be shown, but it looks like any other flightdeck on a 742. I will say, it is black and white (black panels and controls with a whitish gray ceiling) inside.

Nothing too special.

Here's a link to the show that was on the History Channel here in the US. you can buy it on DVD and I might add, it was really cool!!

http://store.aetv.com/html/product/index.jhtml?id=145690

[Edited 2008-09-01 19:13:00]


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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16615 times:



Quoting Dano1977 (Reply 1):
And any moment i can see the Secret Service knocking on your door to offer a free holiday in Cuba all expenses paid

LOL....Better pack my beach stuff or do they give us the free orange clothing as a souvenier ?

Quoting Lexy (Reply 2):
Here's a link to the show that was on the History Channel here in the US. you can buy it on DVD and I might add, it was really cool!!

Thanks  Wink



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User currently offlinePdxcessna206 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16561 times:

It appeared to have updated LCD monitors for the vast amount of crew members up on the deck. Maybe that is the "upgrade" that has been mentioned numerous times. I think it is a three-man cockpit..... but there is also a navigation officer....and the communication crew.... So I would say it is more like a 4-person flight deck. That is just my observation. Amazing nontheless.

User currently offlineAtlturbine From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 158 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16548 times:

Check out this thread for more discussion along these lines.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4127533/



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16532 times:



Quoting Dano1977 (Reply 1):
And any moment i can see the Secret Service knocking on your door to offer a free holiday in Cuba all expenses paid eye popping

Not hardly. There is very little secret on the flight deck of the VC-25. There have been several threads on this subject with several photos.



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16498 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
There is very little secret on the flight deck of the VC-25.

Exactly right. There is nothing to really hide on the flightdeck that you can't see on a typical later build 747-200 flightdeck already. It takes three men to fly and three men to land. Nothing special. It's what's BEHIND and BELOW the cockpit door that is a bit more sensitive.



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User currently offlineAtlturbine From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 158 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16368 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 7):



Quoting Lexy (Reply 7):
It's what's BEHIND and BELOW the cockpit door that is a bit more sensitive.

And above if you saw the History Channel show on Air Force One. This thing looks like a porcupine with all the antennas!

http://www.history.com/minisites/air-force-one



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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16033 times:



Quoting Dano1977 (Reply 1):
And any moment i can see the Secret Service knocking on your door to offer a free holiday in Cuba all expenses paid

I collected a few pictures on AF1 during the last few yrs & never had any problems.
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/32367/







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