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Air Force One is the call sign of any aircraft operated by the US Air Force while the president of the United States is onboard. It often, but not necessarily, refers to one of two Boeing VC-25 aircraft (heavily-modified 747-200Bs).

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Is there a specific purpose for the silver “swoosh” on Air Force One?

Air Force One, just ahead of where the wing joins, has a silver "swoosh" on the bottom of the fuselage: Air Force Two, or other congressional aircraft painted with the blue/white livery that I was ...
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How do the military pilots of Air Force One train for exceptional circumstances in an airliner not designed for high performance?

This article discusses how on one occasion, the pilot of Air Force One, the personal air transport of the President of the United States, was required to perform evasive manoeuvres to avoid presumed ...
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Does Airforce one carry missiles to protect itself and its passengers?

Do the VC-25 aircraft used for Air Force One carry missiles to protect itself and its passengers? If so, can these missiles be fired at potential threats?
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When escorting Air Force 1, at what safe distance must fighter jets fly?

Air Force 1 is sometimes escorted by fighter jets, either for security reasons or for show. Given that Air Force 1 is a very large aircraft that produces an extremely large amount of jet blast and ...
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Do any other nations have an equivalent of the “Air Force One” call sign?

Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign for a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. - Wikipedia Do any other nations have an equivalent ...
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Who has final authority over Air Force One?

U.S. FAA FAR 91.3 ("Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command") says that: The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the ...
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Is this plane landing or departing?

I have a picture of Air Force One I took fairly up close several years ago. Unfortunately, I don't remember if that was on arrival or departure. Is there anything visible in the airplane's ...
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Has a C-130 ever been designated as “Air Force One”?

Near the end of the movie, "Air Force One", Harrison Ford is transferred to a C-130, which then changes its call sign to "Air Force One". My question is, has a president of the US ever flown in a C-...
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Do presidential aircraft use additional call signs?

From the answer to another question I learned that the call sign Air Force One (or Marine One, Navy One or Executive One) is transferred immediately to the aircraft currently carrying the president of ...