Since taking office in January, Donald Trump’s frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida has been a source of consternation. So the group Judicial Watch set about figuring how much it costs to operate the president’s aircraft. The answer? $142,380 per hour.
Aviation is a field with no shortage of eccentrics and dreamers, a not-insignificant number of whom have willed even the wildest-sounding schemes into reality. But for every Graf Zeppelin, Spruce Goose, or moon landing, there are scores of unrealized aircraft occupying some spectacular yet unfortunately imaginary Air…
It’s time presidential transportation got as flashy and ridiculous as presidential politics. Luckily there’s a science fiction director up to the task.
Notorious late man and former President Bill Clinton won’t be hurried by a waiting Air Force One or even the commands of the Commander In Chief of the United States.
Yesterday the first aircraft to be called Air Force One triumphantly to the air on a cross-country ferry flight to Virginia where its restoration will continue. What we didn’t hear was the incredible sound of this historic Lockheed Constellation’s four 18 cylinder Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone engines screaming like…
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…
1928 was the last year a sitting American President made a visit to Cuba, and considering the still very controversial nature of the warming of relations between the two countries, the arrival the iconic Air Force One over Havana is a very big deal.
In a video shot aboard Air Force One as it was on its way from the G20 Summit in Turkey to the APEC Summit in the Philippines, the camera flashed to an flight tracking map showing the jet’s location and previous route. Clearly you can see the VC-25A’s route deliberately avoided Syria, Iraq and Iran.
Arriving at Portland this evening, passengers aboard Air Force One got a spectacular view of Mount Hood and the Columbia River on their long final approach to PDX. The view was so awesome, the White House had to tweet it out from the plane.
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?
Boeing delivered its 1,500th 747 to Germany's Lufthansa Airlines today at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. No other widebody aircraft has reached this milestone. It's a 747-8i model, the longest passenger jet in the world. This aircraft, registered D-ABYP is the 14th 747-8i for Lufthansa's fleet.
Maybe Kim Jong Un celebrates Top Gun Day too? We knew his dad loved cheesy American movies so anything is possible right? Here's North Korea's "Air Force One" and some of their amusingly lackluster air force resources.
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!