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Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign of any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. Since 1990, the presidential fleet has consisted of two specifically configured, highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft - tail codes 28000 and 29000 - with Air Force designation VC-25A. While these aircraft are referred to as Air Force One only while the president is on board, the term is commonly used to describe either of the two aircraft normally used and maintained by the U.S. Air Force solely for the president.

An Air Force aircraft carrying the Vice President of the United States is designated as Air Force Two. Conversely, when the president needs to fly to locations that have runways too short for the VC-25A, the president will be assigned one of the Boeing C-32s; Lockheed C-140 Jetstars were also used in this role, notably by Ronald Reagan. As always, when the president is on the C-32A, the aircraft will fly as Air Force One.

History

The C-54 Skymaster aircraft, nicknamed the Sacred Cow.Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to fly in an aircraft on 11 October 1910. At the time he was no longer in office, having been succeeded by William Howard Taft. However, prior to World War II, overseas and cross-country presidential travel was rare. Lack of wireless telecommunication and quick transportation made long-distance travel impractical, as it took up much time and isolated the president from events in Washington, D.C.

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