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Air Force One is called that because it is operated by the Air Force. The President's personal helicopter is called Marine One because it is operated by the Marines.

What would the President's personal aircraft be called?

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    $\begingroup$ Easily found on Wikipedia. $\endgroup$ – mins Nov 11 '16 at 13:30
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I'd expect Executive One:

Executive One is the call sign designated for any United States civil aircraft when the President of the United States is on board.

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    $\begingroup$ @wbeard52 never heard that one. Most likely it's some company's way to refer to their own aircraft when used by the president of the corporation, not the president of the country. $\endgroup$ – jwenting Nov 14 '16 at 7:05
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    $\begingroup$ I don't remember where. I think it was from a friend I was talking to. $\endgroup$ – wbeard52 Nov 14 '16 at 14:49
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    $\begingroup$ @wbeard52 I thought you were making a political joke, which was a much better explanation. ;-) $\endgroup$ – Carey Gregory Nov 15 '16 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ Almost an example: Nelson Rockefeller continued to use his personal Gulfstream while Ford's Vice President and it was known as Executive Two. $\endgroup$ – Dan Sheppard Nov 15 '16 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ to whom has downvoted: care to explain? $\endgroup$ – Federico Nov 15 '16 at 22:16
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Executive One is used while the President is on a civil aircraft according to FAA JO 7110.65W (.pdf). Apparently, this information hasn't been published in the AIM for a while.

(b) When the President is aboard a civil aircraft, state the words “Executive One.”

(Page 2-4-10)

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  • $\begingroup$ You should make more constructed answer with links and reference to support your post and to provide further reading (as suggested by the help center) $\endgroup$ – Manu H Nov 11 '16 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ @vasin1987 that's usually what a civilian aircraft will be that has the president on board. They tend to not travel using commercial airlines, and most don't have their own aircraft. But many federal agencies and government departments maintain a fleet of transports and executive aircraft. $\endgroup$ – jwenting Nov 16 '16 at 8:43

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