10 Most Interesting Facts about Air Force One Plane

The impending visit of President Barack Obama to India has raised a lot of curiosity about Air Force One, the official carrier plane specially provided to the President of the US, the biggest power in the world. Air Force One took its first flight in 1959 and has been serving the Presidents of the country since then. The plane has a capacity of nearly 70 passengers and 26 crew members, all of whom belong to the military and have an exemplary service record.

All of them are dedicated in 24 hour service on the flight. The plane has the ability to carry the President whenever he needs to travel around the world, besides becoming his mobile bunker in case of security threat on the ground, as it became during the 9/11 attacks. It is also referred to as the Flying White House as it is equipped to be the office of the President while he is traveling.

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