Air Force One

Air Force One, the flying White House

If there is one aircraft as famous as the Pope, one name as recognizable as Coca Cola in the aviation world, it is the Air Force One. The sole mention of this plane is enough for most people to see its light blue, white and gold livery. Get to know the rock star of airplanes....


Doomsday planes hover as Trump tests positive for COVID-19

On the morning of October 2, 2020, the President of the United States Donald Trump announced he tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, along with the First Lady Melania Trump. Two U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft, colloquially known as the “Doomsday planes”, were already in the skies. The timing of the flights, however, was "purely coincidental", according to the U.S. military....


Air Force Two forced to turn around after hitting bird [Video]

Air Force Two, the plane carrying United States Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to turn around after suffering a bird strike....


Boom enters the supersonic Air Force One race

Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company designing the supersonic airliner Overture, was awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to explore the potential use of the supersonic aircraft as an Air Force executive transport....


New contract to make Air Force One hypersonic?

The United States Air Force awarded a new contract with Exosonic as a feasibility of Air Force One to become hypersonic in the future. The low-boom supersonic jet could possibly serve as future Air Force One aircraft.  ...


Air Force One possibly involved in near-miss incident with drone

While approaching Joint Base Andrews from where the Air Force One fleet operates, the C-32A transporting the United States President Donald Trump might have come in close proximity to an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)....


Hermeus partners with USAF to develop supersonic Air Force One

Hermeus, an aerospace company developing a Mach 5 aircraft, announced its partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to deliver hypersonic travel for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)....


Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A

Ever since the 1960s, Boeing jets were the dedicated aircraft for the United States president, carrying the Air Force One designation. But as it came time to replace the presidential Boeing 707, Boeing almost lost the race:...


Which planes for the heads of state? [Quiz]

There is more to it than Air Force One! With Germany about to receive its new governmental Airbus A350, it is time to look back at some interesting facts regarding official aircraft around the world....


Pentagon confirms new “Trump” paint job for Air Force One

In accordance with the United States President Donald Trump’s wishes, the new livery of the upcoming U.S. presidential plane, colloquially known as Air Force One, has been revealed in a budget report from the Pentagon. The VC-25B should trade the sky blue and white color scheme for a red, white and dark blue paint job....