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Upper Or Lower Door On Air Force One?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:03 am

I was watching the news this morning about the presidents' visit to New Mexico, and for the first time I realized that he left from a lower door, almost a cargo door. Then I checked the photo data base and found out that they use both doors. Anyone knows who decides on which door to use? And what is down there anyways?
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RE: Upper Or Lower Door On Air Force One?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:29 am

Cargo...

It appears that the doors are designed to allow AF1 to operate from any airport regardless of ground equipment. That appears to be an internal at the bottom. The larger size would also indicate cargo usage. I am quite sure the food and Democrats do not go in through the top..

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RE: Upper Or Lower Door On Air Force One?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:25 am

The lower door has built in airstairs.

[Edited 2006-02-04 01:26:20]
 
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RE: Upper Or Lower Door On Air Force One?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:16 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
The lower door has built in airstairs.

Thanks, I see it now, makes sense.

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