Questions tagged [head-of-state-transport]

Aircraft or their call-signs that are used by heads of states and important figures.

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Is the CV-22 / MV-22 Osprey classified as a helicopter, plane or both?

Is the CV-22 / MV-22 Osprey classified as a helicopter, plane or both? If the President had to hitch a ride on one, would it become Airforce One (CV-22) or Marine One (MV-22)?
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Is there any information about the Boeing 787 L/N 6 (ex-Mexican Air Force One)?

That Boeing 787 (L/N 6; N787ZA then XC-MEX) is (was) the Mexican Air Force One, and recently there has been some turmoil about if this is was acquired under lease or if it was a full purchase. I was ...
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Can the Mexican presidential aircraft be sold?

I have read that the next Mexican president is trying to sell the B787 that serves as presidential transport, and that it was already made an offering to Boeing for it. As far as I know, the VIP/...
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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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Is « Shepherd One » really used internationally by air traffic control for Pope's flight?

CNN: The President flies on Air Force One. The Pope flies on "Shepherd One." That's the Federal Aviation-approved call sign for the Boeing 777 in which he'll be traveling around the United ...
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What is the call sign for the US president's private helicopter? [duplicate]

The Air Force VC-25's are Air Force One, Marine aircraft are Marine 1, a private jet is Executive 1. What about when the president is using one a private helicopter?
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What happens if Marine One's rotor blades fail?

While I was reading news, I came across this image of Marine One: This is Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Citation of Image 1 Citation of Image 2 On a closer look, I see there are two big exhausts just ...
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What call sign does Marine One use when the President is not on board?

How would the pilot of Marine One identify himself to air traffic control without the President on board? Does it have an N-number? If anyone knows, I would like a specific call sign/N-number of any ...
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What would they call the US President's personal plane?

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 ...
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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 ...
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Can a U.S. President have a non-government owned aircraft that would routinely be given the call sign AF1?

Can a US president use a personally owned jet with the call sign AF1? Would the Air Force be obligated to add security and defense measure to this aircraft if the president refused to fly in the VC-25?...