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Air Force One

Facts and Stats

Plane Type: Boeing 707
Plane's Name: C-137, 72-7000
Plane's Tail Number: 27000
Nickname: "Spirit of '76"

Plane's Statistics:
Flight speed: 540 mph
Max altitude: 42,000 feet
Range: 7,140 miles
Max # of passengers: 50
Crew: 18
Wingspan: 145 feet, 9 inches
Length: 152 feet, 11 inches
Height: 42 feet, 5 inches

Plane's History:
27000 was accepted into the Air Force on Aug 4, 1972 after 200 hours of testing and was first used as "Air Force One" by President Nixon in February 1973.

President Reagan made his first trip aboard 27000 on Feb 22, 1981 from Andrews Air Force Base to Santa Barbara.

27000 became a back-up plane in 1990 when George H.W. Bush replaced it with a 747.

On August 29, 2001, President George W. Bush became the 7th and last President to fly 27000 (Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton, W. Bush) and the 10th to fly the Boeing 707 as Air Force One (Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson flew 26000, also a Boeing 707).

27000 service as Air Force One:

In total:
445 Air Force One missions and 1440 sorties
1,314,596 miles flown over 2,798 hours
10,645 days of service on Andrews Air Force Base (28 years)

By President:
Nixon: 30 missions, 104,925 miles, 213 hours, 140 sorties
Ford: 55 missions, 177,452 miles, 372 hours, 205 sorties
Carter: 86 missions, 284,009 miles, 545 hours, 312 sorties
Reagan: 211 missions, 631,640 miles, 1288 hours, 580 sorties
H.W. Bush: 57 missions, 110,823 miles, 362 hours, 190 sorties
Clinton: 5 missions, 5,247 miles, 11 hours, 11 sorties
W. Bush: 1 mission, 334 miles, 1.9 hours, 2 sorties



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