It is only fitting that in a week in which we were vividly reminded of the symbolism and powerful impact of Air Force One that the first aircraft to fly with that callsign has also made news. Columbine II, a gorgeous Lockheed Constellation (military designation Lockheed VC-121A-LO) that flew President Eisenhower, has…
El presidente de EE.UU. tendrá nuevo avión, y no será otro que el enorme Boeing 747-8. Este aparato, de 76 metros de largo y 65 de envergadura, sustituirá a los dos viejos 747 actuales de la flota presidencial. Sin embargo, el nuevo 747-8 no estará operativo probablemente hasta 2023. Mala suerte, Obama.
When you're the leader of the free world, you can't just zip around in some crappy Cessna you bought for the price of a Mustang GT. You gotta fly in something nice, something that makes it look like our country still has its shit together. For this reason, the Air Force has chosen the new Boeing 747-8 to be the next…
Despite Harrison Ford's best attempts to enlighten us, Air Force One remains a mysterious place. Pretty much the only time you get to see the inside of the president's awesome airplane is when the White House photographer offers a peek. Ever notice how weird the phones look?
Here's something that you never really run across eBay or Craigslist: the real Air Force One airplane. As in the freaking flying aircraft that has freaking transported freaking Presidents of the freaking United States of America in the freaking air. Let's buy this thing, people!
These aren't teens crowded around a laptop in a dorm. This is the President of the United States and his staffers crowded around a laptop on board Air Force One. We don't know what's on the screen. Guesses? Update: Woah-we-do-know-what's-on-the-screen!
If you were in NYC on April 27 you probably saw the 747 fly-by that scared Manhattan. This is the result: Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty, photographed from an F-16.
Here you have President Obama boarding the Air Force One for the first time ever, with some really awesome insider footage. I love when the Commander-In-Chief meets the Presidential airplane's Commander for the first time:
For the next Airforce One, rumor has it that the US is considering the world's biggest jet airliner, the famous Airbus A380. The upgrade seems a little late, considering Hummers have lost their mystique and McD's has ditched the supersizing pitch, but when the President needs a new plane, he can't be outdone by some…