30 Unreal Facts About Air Force One – Plus a Potentially New Paint Job

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Air Force One might be getting a more patriotic new paint job...but that's not the only thing you need to know about the world's most iconic plane. This flying fortress has tons of secrets, or at the very least, tons of untold facts. Air Force One is more than just a big, fancy looking private jet for the POTUS, it's an advanced aerial security machine. Let's take a look behind the curtain.

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4,000 Square Feet

Yes, it's large enough to be a house, but it needs the space! The 4,000 square feet provide enough room for all the government officials, journalists, and everyone's luggage, especially the First Lady's, and of course, the family dog. The Boeing VC-25 is a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, modified for presidential transport and operated by the United States Air Force as Air Force One. Many people don't know that the term "Air Force One" is the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.