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What's The Callsign Of A President-elect's Plane?

Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:31 pm

If John Kerry wins the presidency, would his plane have a unique call-sign during the two and a half months he is President-elect? I assume his chartered plane at the moment just uses a normal call-sign? Thanks.

 
Boeing7E7
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RE: What's The Callsign Of A President-elect's Plane?

Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:20 pm

None. He's not the President until he's sworn in.
 
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RE: What's The Callsign Of A President-elect's Plane?

Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:19 pm

Its Air Force Half  Smile
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RE: What's The Callsign Of A President-elect's Plane?

Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:19 pm

How about ... Air Force - None ... very appropriate considering his views on the military....


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RE: What's The Callsign Of A President-elect's Plane?

Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:44 pm

If the aircraft were one of the executive fleet from Andrews AFB, it would just bear the standard "Special Air Mission" callsign - "SAM"
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RE: What's The Callsign Of A President-elect's Pla

Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:51 pm

Botox One or Ketchup One. No flaming please it is just a joke.

More to the point - No special call sign until he is sworn in. If Air Force One takes off with the outgoing president (who may that be this year?) before the swearing in occurs then the call sign is still AF One. If the swearing in occurs while AF1 is still in flight heading to TX once the new president is sworn in AF1 changed call sign in mid-flight to AF or SAM followed by the reg number. If I remember correctly this occured when Nixon departed for California after his resignation which became effective while he was in flight. The reverse occured with Johnson who was sworn in on AF1. Other thoughts?
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