Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5638 times:
My friend sent me this video of a tour of Air Force One. At approximately 2:35 minutes left to the end of the video, they are discussing the phone panel on the computer screen. If you look at the bottom of the monitor, you can very clearly see it is an Airliners.net photo!
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12848 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5192 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 5): Probably the best piece of journalism FOXNews has ever done.
I like how, except for the EADI and EHSI, they've pretty much kept the standard 742 cockpit. There's nothing quite like old school.
Yes, certainly is good; I guess it pays to be loyal; I can't see most other news stations getting that kind of access. That's not in any way to detract it was a very well done, accurate and fair report, so well done to that reporter.
If you want to read about a previous AF1 pilot, Col. Ralph Albertazzi wrote a book many, many years ago, when AF1 was a 707; well worth getting it (although it may be out of print now).
I do love the old Classic cockpit. Pity they couldn't have used that in Harrison Ford's AF1 movie, rather than the -400 cockpit they did use.
I guess the best thing about being President is that you can always ask for the jump seat; no one's going to cite FAA regulations to the President!
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5261 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
Quoting Jpax (Thread starter): My friend sent me this video of a tour of Air Force One. At approximately 2:35 minutes left to the end of the video, they are discussing the phone panel on the computer screen. If you look at the bottom of the monitor, you can very clearly see it is an Airliners.net photo!
That was an excellent report, and worth every second of watching. What a neat machine, and so many of the questions I had about AF1 was answered. I was especially curious about what the Presidents sleeping quarters looked like. Very impressive!