Early this year, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was harping that she could not get a transcon-capable executive jet to get to her home base in California from Washington, nonstop. People called her complainer.
That got me to thinking... she is the #3 in line for the presidency... and exactly how big of an executive jet fleet does our government have, anyway? Was her request reasonable, considering her high rank, or not?
To help answer, let's examine the fleet...
(2) VC-25A [747-200M with -400 avionics and engines]
(4) C-30 [757-200 with extra tanks, 5500nm range]
Plus, there are some other mid-size and small executive jets ---
C-37 Gulfstream V
Gulfstream IV / G400/G450
Bombardier Challenger 600
Any others (BBJ?)
If you know the fleet counts for these smaller types, or their deployments, please state. Also, special note that Sec. Rumsfeld was using the E-4B fleet as his transport, aka the "doomsday" 747 airplanes. To date, Speaker Pelosi has not requested the E-4B to carry her.