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Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:53 am

Who flies on Air Force 2?
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PPGMD
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:25 am

That is the call sign of the Vice-President's aircraft when he is flying in a USAF aircraft.

Which aircraft it is depends on the mission.
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:02 am

PPGMD is correct. Same goes for Navy 2, Marine 2 & Army 2. BTW, there is no such thing as an Air Force 3, Navy 3, etc. After the President & Vice-President in terms of US goverment rank is the Speaker of the House. But this person doesn't get the call sign AF3 or otherwise. Regards.
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:40 am

I know Airforce one Navy one Amry one and Marine one can be any kind of aircraft but what kind of aircraft are they most often?
 
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:06 pm

Well, the president usually travels on a VC-25 (there are 2 of them) which is actually a heavily modifies 742 I think. I think, but don't quote me on it, that presidents also use, but to a lesser extent, C-32s, e.g. B752s, but that is less common. I read in a thread that GWB had actually used it, but as far as I know only VPs and senior government staff fly it.

As for Marine One, it is the presidential helicopter, and is usually a Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King.

Here are some links:

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/index.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/whmo/hmx1.html
 
garnetpalmetto
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:46 pm

To back up what PU151 stated -

Air Force One is most typically a Boeing VC-25 (which is a heavily modified 742). For airfields that can't handle the VC-25, one of the C-32s is used.

Air Force Two is most typically a Boeing C-32 (a modified 752)

Marine One is most typically a Sikorsky VH-3D, a Sikorsky VH-53D, or a Sikorsky VH-60

To the best of my knowledge, "Army One" has not been used, and "Navy One" only used once - when Bush flew on an S-3B Viking to the USS Abraham Lincoln
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:03 pm

army 1 and navy 1 would typically get less press attention I guess.
Say the president is on a visit to the troops and needs a helicopter ride to get to a different part of a sprawling base, that machine would be Army (or Navy) 1 but would hardly make the news unless it crashed.
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:23 pm

is that something going on with Air Force 2? They will tranport with the vice-president and somethings else.
 
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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:00 pm

Garnetpalmetto Army 1 was used for a long time. The US Army had the mission during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. At some point it passed to the USMC, I don't know why but I can think of two possible factors. One is that the USMC provides guards to embassies and the White House and has a role related to those things. The other is that the aircraft used were not otherwise in the Army inventory.

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RE: Who Flies On Air Force 2?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:26 pm

Slamclick - thanks for the correction! Glad to see the callsign has been used frequently in the past.
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