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Has Anyone Been On Air Force One?  
User currently offlineGo Delta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3341 times:

In all of us a.net members someone must have riden on Air Force One. Maybe as a member of the Press, maintenance technician, politician, presidential advisor, or something. If so how was it? How did it differ from a regular airliner 747? Which President was on it?

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User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

I've never been anywhere close to AF1, but I believe my aunt has flown on it multiple times. She was an astronaut during the Reagan and Bush years; taking her last mission in the early part of Clinton’s first term.
After retiring from NASA, she became an advisor to Clinton. I believe it was during those years working in Washington that she flew on AF1.


I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

I've never flown on an aircraft designated as AF1. However, I have been on AF 26000 (USAF 707-320 variant). Bush Sr., as VP, visited Lubbock, TX and Reese AFB in 1981. I was an AF public relations officer at the time and while Bush was speaking downtown the one of the Secret Service agents manning the aircraft took me on a tour. The layout (as well as I can remember from 20 yrs ago) from nose to tail was flight deck, a communication area just aft of the forward entry door. Galley. A conference area. Private Presidential office/suite at mid-aircraft. Antoher conference area. Seating for SSA. Seating for media/other visitors in rear of aircraft. Galley/lavs. Visible seating was FC quality in forward area suite FC quality, not quite FC quality in rear. Presidential suite had conference room/office and a sitting room/bedroom.

User currently offlineThe Iron Lady From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

I was invited by my dearest Ronnie to join him on Air Force One. Fairly spick and span inside, not my cup of tea really but quite passable if you are an American.

User currently offlineNgr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

I've never ridden or been on Air Force One, but I got to see the outside of it with CAP earlier this year. It looked really nice, and I am sure it is.
Hope this helps.
 Smile NGR

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

The VIP compartment of Germany´s former Air Force 1 707 was taken out and put up in a museum when the a/c was sold to, to, to, umh, Luxembourg I think.
You can walk through it (I did).

Daniel Smile

I´ve seen the movie "Air Force One", does that count?  Big grin

User currently offlineRrwx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

All those posts and not one person has been inside? Why do people feel the need to post when they haven't actually been inside? I think every American has seen the outside of AF1 in some form or another.

User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

You can see the Air Force One that flew President Kennedy's body back from Dallas. I believe that is the one that was used till the government finally got the 747 that they use now. You can see it at the Boeing museum near Seattle, Washington.

God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

I haven't been on the AF1 but I hope to see it in a month when it comes to visit GOT  Laugh out loud.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

My cousin has been on it a couple of times when Clinton was president, he is a very highley respected press officer (if there is such a thing!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )
And he's got a safety card which is specialy made for this aircraft!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I've been trying to get it off him for ages!

Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

Hello All,
I have been on board both AF1 and 26000. Can't say too much about the layout, obviously, but imagine a four-star hotel, the control room of the biggest powerplant on earth, and the worlds biggest entertainment center, blend them all together, and viola-AF1. Clinton was Pres, haven't had a chance to work for Bush yet. And no, there is no escape pod or bailout door like in the movies. Basically the only thing like an airliner are the seat belts!


PS, Rrwx, what's you AFSC or MOS?, I'm a 1A171C

"Never trust a clean Crew Chief"
User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

I was wrong. The old Air Force One is in Dayton, Ohio.

God bless through Jesus, Jeff
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