GEAR & TECH

11 awesome facts about Air Force One's airborne defenses

Embellished with the American flag, the presidential seal, and the words "United States of America," the world's most famous plane is as tall as a six-story building and gives an undeniable authoritative presence wherever it flies.


The three-leveled "flying Oval Office" is a custom Boeing 747-200B that has 4,000 square feet of interior floor space, including a conference room, dining room, private quarters for the president, offices for senior staff members, a medical operating room (a doctor flies on every flight), press area, two food-preparation galleys that can provide 100 meals, and multifrequency radios for air-to-air and air-to-ground communication.

Former President Barack Obama's Air Force One cost taxpayers $206,337 every hour it was in flight, according to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) letter obtained by Judicial Watch.

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Further reading: 5 things you didn't know about Air Force One

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Related: Why the next Air Force One won't have an in-air refueling capability

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Also read: The difference between Trump's old airplane and Air Force One

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