All You Need To Know About Air Force 1 Custom

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Like the White House itself, Air Force One is one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world. This flight control center is responsible for bringing the commander in chief throughout the globe in times of peace and war uncertainty. Here are a few things about Air Force One that you might not know.

1. Air force One Is Not Technical Of Plane Name.

If someone says “Air Force One,” a few different things could be described. The word is essentially a broad call sign for any aircraft currently operated by the President of the United States. If a president is aboard a civil aircraft—such as an individual aircraft—this aircraft is the executive one. Now, however, it is pretty customary to use the name of the two Boeing 747-200Bs, “Air Force One,” which the President often travels in even when they are not in. (We will also refer to these aircraft as the ‘Air Force One’ in the entire article.)

2. Dwight D. Eisenhower Was The First To Use The Air Force In An All-embracing Manner.

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Theodore Roosevelt is called the “first flying president” following his journey on October 11, 1910, a year and a half after leaving office, on a Wright biplane in St. Louis, Missouri. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was later the first sitting president to fly in an aircraft to a World War II conference abroad.

Until Dwight D. Eisenhower became President; Air Force One was not employed. According to a story told by Popular Mechanics, one possible rationale behind a call sign emerged in 1953 when a nearby commercial aircraft used the same 8610 sign as the President’s aircraft, which may lead to a potentially dangerous disorder. Another consideration was that, as the military commander-in-chief, it was essential to know where the presidential plane was and whether the President was there. This was particularly true when the Cold War rose.

Naturally, in the 1950s, Eisenhower didn’t enjoy the same luxury as today’s 747s. Although the Lockheed VC-121 Constellation was in use and featured offices and a small communications center, it only occupied around 16 people and did not contain as many facilities as aircraft today.

3. Air Force Has One Office, One-bedroom, And One Medical Center Onboard.

A plane sitting on top of a mountain

The number of facilities in the current Air Force One appears endless. This 800,000-pound 747 has a space of 4,000 square feet split across three stories. The aircraft comprises a big office, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a conference area that acts as a flying Oval Office. There is also a medical center/operating room on board with a doctor on each flight in an emergency. The kitchen is made to prepare up to 2000 meals on a flight and accommodate up to 100 people.


Air Force One costs a large amount of money. Even on domestic visits, while estimates vary, U.S. taxpayers find that a conservative group of watchdogs tracks presidential travel expenses found that one of President Trump’s flights cost $1.5 million for a campaign rally in Arizona. 

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