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Aircraft The President Is On

Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:47 pm

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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RE: Aircraft The President Is On

Fri Mar 15, 2002 11:08 pm

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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RE: Aircraft The President Is On

Sat Mar 16, 2002 12:10 am


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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