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2 February 2011. Add:

A writes:

As a teacher, I've been using your resource page on Air Force One information:


I've been compiling a list of resources for an assignment that I will be giving the children. Here's another good page my student found that you might want to include: "A Brief Look Inside Air Force One:"

There's a lot of great resources there and it provides a wonderful history of Air Force One and how it came to be. I thought your visitors might find it beneficial as well.

1 January 2004.

A. writes:

Your AF1 graphic for "Level 2", which is the main deck, is bogus. Don't know where you got it from. There's a video series out -- it was on PBS -- that shows all the AF1's, & even had Bush 43 on it, so it is current, that walks you through the layout. I worked on both of the VC-25's, only the lower deck & upper deck were somewhat accurate. None of what I'm telling you is classified. Get the video.

14 September 2002

Source of maps and photos: (color) and TerraServer USGS (monochrome).

Views of the President's air travel for September 16-20, 2002.

13 September 2002

Bush Schedule for Week of September 14-20

(To meet with Prime Minister of Italy, President of Czech Republic)

President Bush returned to the White House from the opening of the
57th UN General Assembly in New York September 13 and was not
scheduled to have any official business for the rest of the day.

On Saturday, September 14, the President "will depart for Camp David,
where he will host the Prime Minister of Italy for a meeting and
lunch, then will return to Washington on Sunday," White House Press
Secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters on Air Force One as they
accompanied the President back to the White House from New York where
he had addressed the opening of the 57th United Nations General

On Monday, September 16, the President will travel to Davenport, Iowa,
where he will tour Sears Manufacturing and make remarks on the economy
and fiscal restraint. "The President will then attend a Nussle for
Congress luncheon before returning to Washington Monday afternoon.
Then the President will participate in the presentation of the
Theodore Roosevelt Medal of Honor in the Roosevelt Room," Fleischer

On Tuesday morning, September 17, "the President will make remarks on
Constitution Day and the teaching of American history and civics. The
President will then travel to Nashville, Tennessee, where he will
attend an Alexander for Senate luncheon and participate in a Pledge
Across America event in Carter-Lawrence Magnet School."

On Wednesday, September 18, "the President will meet with the
President of the Czech Republic in the Oval Office. Later that
morning, the President will make remarks on cancer screening awareness
with Lance Armstrong. That evening, the President and Mrs. Bush will
host the President of the Czech Republic and Mrs. Havel for a social
dinner at the White House," Fleischer said.

On Thursday, September 19, the President will make remarks at the
Republican Governors Association fall meeting in Washington.

On Friday morning, September 20, the President will meet with the
Russian Foreign Minister and the Russian Defense Minister in the Oval
Office. "They're going to talk about the Treaty of Moscow and the
implementation of the Treaty," Fleischer said.

(Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs, U.S.
Department of State. Web site:


Air Force One

The chief executive flies aboard a modified 747-200B. The 747s were built at the Boeing Everett, Wash., facility, then flown to the company's Wichita, Kan., facility for configuration as Air Force One. About 238 miles of wire wind through the presidential carrier. This is more than twice the wiring found in a typical 747. Wiring is shielded to protect it from electromagnetic pulse, which is generated by a thermonuclear blast and interferes with electronic signals. The airplane's mission communications system provides worldwide transmission and reception of normal and secure communications. The equipment includes 85 telephones, as well as multi-frequency radios for air-to-air, air-to-ground and satellite communications. The 89th Presidential Airlift Group at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., is responsible for Air Force One, which is housed in a 140,000-square-foot maintenance and support complex at Andrews Air Force Base.


VC-25A - Air Force One

The presidential air transport fleet consists of two specially configured Boeing 747-200B's -- tail numbers 28000 and 29000 -- with the Air Force designation VC-25A. When the president is aboard either aircraft, or any Air Force aircraft, the radio call sign is "Air Force One." Principal differences between the VC-25A and the standard Boeing 747, other than the number of passengers carried, are the electronic and communications equipment aboard Air Force One, its interior configuration and furnishings, self-contained baggage loader, front and aft air-stairs, and the capability for in-flight refueling. These aircraft are flown by the presidential aircrew, maintained by the Presidential Maintenance Branch, and are assigned to Air Mobility Command's 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Point of Contact: Air Mobility Command, Public Affairs Office; 503 J Street, Suite 214; Scott AFB, IL 62225-5335; DSN 576-5003 or (618) 256-5003.




Air Force One maintenance and support complex, Andrews AFB, MD

White House to Andrews Air Force Base, MD

White House at upper left; Andrews Air Force Base, MD at lower right.
The hexgaon-shaped building is the hangar for Air Force 1. Note double security fencing and
perimeter guard road surrounding the facility. Other executive aircraft are on the apron at upper left.

Sears Manufacturing, Davenport, IA

Sears Manufacturing , Davenport, IA at upper left; Moline, IL airport at right.
USGS photo 30 Mar 2000

Sears Manufacturing, Davenport, IA
USGS photo 30 Mar 2000

Sears Manufacturing
USGS photo 30 Mar 2000

Carter-Lawrence Elementary Math and Science Magnet School

1110 12th Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37203

Carter-Lawrence Magnet School at upper left; Nashville airport at right.
USGS photo 22 Feb 1999