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RRTrent
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Air Force One

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 pm

I was reading the below article and noticed the following paragraph,

Since that time, Air Force officials and Boeing executives have tried to make it seem as though they're acting in a frugal manner. The air force recently bought two Boeing 747-8s at a bargain price. That's what they say - they haven't revealed the cost, though, so it's hard to know.

Might the two frames be two of the undelivered whitetails that are/were previously stored? I read on this forum that the Air Force will want the frame for AF1 specially build with different cabling and electronics and a "stock" frame would not be adequate.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41311526
 
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Re: Air Force One

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Just a heads up, but this probably belongs in the Military and Space forum. (I only say "probably" because I'm not a mod and it's not my call.)

You'll find the answers to your questions here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1370105
 
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Re: Air Force One

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:35 pm

It certainly has had lengthy threads on that side.
 
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Re: Air Force One

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:38 pm

A little google search and you will see that these are whitetails. http://www.businessinsider.com/air-forc ... 747-2017-8

The BBC article points out that one always buys the plane for the next Pres, so all the little jibes in that article about Trump liking luxury sort of miss the point that he's not gonna get to fly in the new AF1. It really lacks an organizing premise, and seems more of a vehicle for the reporter to write about how the reporter flies regularly on AF1.
 
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Re: Air Force One

Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:19 pm

Apologies if its been discussed, I searched in both google and with the search function and couldn't find the existing thread thread

Mods, feel free to move to the appropriate forum, or delete if answered in another thread? I'll catch up on them now.
 
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Re: Air Force One

Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:03 pm

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