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The Flying White House

THE FLYING WHITE HOUSE They call it Air Force One, and it's the mother of all fully-loaded planes. Take a look at what POTUS, president of the United States, gets around in The plane's advanced avionics and defences are classified. The US Air Force asserts it is A designed to withstand an air attack. It is outfitted with electronic counter-measures to jam enemy radar. It can also eject flares to throw heat-seeking missiles off course It has 85 onboard telephones, a collection of two-way radios, fax machines and computer connections. It has 19 TVs and assorted office equipment. The phone system is set up for normal air-to-ground connections. The US president can reach anybody in the world, and on the fly The crew is equipped to feed about 100 people at a time, and the storage area holds as many as 2,000 meals In-flight refuelling gives Air Force One the ability to stay up in the air indefinitely UNITED STATES OF AMERICA REAR SEATING ARRANGEMENT WORK ROOM COMMUNICATION ROOM MAIN CONFERENCE VITAL STATS Contractor: Boeing Airplane Co. ROOM LOUNGE Top speed: 630 mph COCKPIT TV SET Ceiling: 45,100 feet Range: 12,550 km Crew: 26 passenger/crew LEVEL O REST ROOM SMALL GALLEY Capacity: 102 GALLEY LOUNGE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE OFFICE BA USAF BR LEVEL 2 •Two Boeing 747-200s, tail numbers 28000, 29000 GE (CF6-80C2B1) ENGINE Thrust: 56,700 pounds, each engine MAIN ENTRANCE MEDICAL ROOM •US Air Force designation: Aircraft VC-25A •Total delivery cost (both aircraft): $650 million WINGSPAN: 59.6M • Current aircraft first flew as “Air Force One" on Sept LENGTH: 70.7M HEIGHT: 19.3M 6, 1990 ce:

The Flying White House

shared by Kristofferson on May 19
Air Force One. It's a flying fortress representing economic, technological, and military strength, and keeping the President of The United States connected and secure while in the sky. Two Boeing 74...


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