Inside Air Force One

Air Force One :

When  the President of the United States of America travels on certain aircraft,it is termed as Air Force One as official call sign of that aircraft.

Air Force One is specially designed ,built and used for the purpose of Presedent’s travel across the world.The “Air Force One” call sign was created after a 1953 incident during which a Lockheed Constellation named Columbine II carrying President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered the same airspace as a commercial airline flight using the same call sign.

Presently, Boeing 747-200B is being used as official aircraft . Air Force One is like a flying white house.It has all the major amenities of white house.It is World most powerful aircraft ever built or designed.

Air Force One Interior Cutout

Air Force One Interior Cutout

 

Features & Capabilities of Air Force One :

  • President can launch a nuclear attack from aircraft.
  • Mid Air Refuelling Capability
  • Medical Facilities including defibrillator and other necessary medical equipment.
  •  Onboard Blood bank.
  • Fitted with Chaffs & Flares to confuse missiles.
  • Dressing,Shower,Gym.
  • Armoured glasses on all windows.
  • Dinning Room with kitchen to cater for 100 meals.
  • ECM electric defense system to jamm enemy radar & confuse missiles.
  • Per hour cost of flying is $206,337 which makes it most expensive operated aircraft in the World.
  • The body of the aircraft can withstand nuclear attack on ground.
  • The aircraft has 85 phone lines on board.
  • The cost of aircraft is more than $660 Million .

 

National Geographic Channel produced a documentary on Air Force One, Have a look below :

 

The president has onboard living quarters, with his own bedroom, bathroom, workout room and office space. Most of the furniture on the plane was hand-crafted by master carpenters.

The staff meets in a large conference room, which doubles as the president’s dining room. Senior staff members have their own office area, and the rest of the president’s staff also has space to work and relax. There is a separate area for reporters traveling with the president, and there is plenty of room for the flight crew to do their work. All in all, Air Force One can comfortably carry 70 passengers and 26 crew members.

Below are some of the interior pictures of Air Force One :

Obama aboard AF One

Obama aboard AF One

 

Oval Office inside Air Force One

Oval Office

 

Oval Office inside Air Force One

Oval Office inside Air Force One

 

Interior of Air Force One

Interior of Air Force One

 

Interior of Air Force One

Interior of Air Force One

 

Air Force One Lobby

Lobby

 

Air Force One Conference Room

Conference Room

Air Force One

Air Force One

 

Air Force One

Air Force One

 

 

Unlike a regular Boring 747, the plane has its own retractable stairways, for the rear entrance and the front entrance. These stairways open onto the lower deck, and crew members and staff climb internal staircases to get to the upper decks. The plane also has its own baggage-loader. With these additions, the plane never has to depend on an airport’s facilities, which could be a security risk.

Some of the most interesting parts of the plane — it’s advanced avionics and defenses — are classified. But the Air Force asserts the two planes are definitely military aircraft, designed to withstand an air attack. Among other things, the plane is outfitted with electronic counter measures (ECM) to jam enemy radar. The plane can also eject flares to throw heat-seeking missiles off course.

aircraft_anti_missile_flares

aircraft_anti_missile_flares

When it’s time to head off, the Marine One helicopter brings the president from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base. Teams all over the base keep an eye out for any unauthorized craft in the area and are authorized to shoot on sight.

 

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