Skip to comments.Trump supersizes America’s most famous aeroplane
Posted on 09/22/2017 5:21:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Trump's Air Force One looks similar to the one that Obama flew. But plans for a bigger one are now under way.
The US president walked down the stairs of Air Force One at an airport in Morristown, New Jersey. He gave a thumbs-up to journalists standing on the tarmac and as he walked past the cameras, he straightened the lapel of his jacket.
An image-conscious businessman, he brags about the size of his hands and his ability to make a deal. For the new presidential aircraft, he wants both - a big machine that'll save the taxpayer money.
Trump tweeted after the election that he wants to cut costs for the presidential aeroplane, but he's also said enviously that another head of state, the emir of Kuwait, has a bigger one.
Air Force personnel are scrambling to make the new aeroplane happen - and meet the president's demands. They're looking at ways to ensure that the aircraft will be as cost-efficient as possible while at the same time embodies the heft that Trump wants.
Boeing executives said last week that they'd been awarded a contract for the aeroplane's redesign. "We'll do our best to drive down costs," said Caroline Hutcheson, a Boeing spokeswoman.....
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I like a big plane, and I like a big ICBM.
The bumper sticker on Trumps plane says, “My other plane is Air Force One”
Planes have bumpers???
With so many airlines sunsetting the 747, it’s good to know that the presidential planes will keep that classic silhouette fresh in peoples minds.
There are still so many in full service.
Ain’t no other plane like it, no matter how “old”.
My dad flew the 747 more hours than anyone at the time of his retirement in 1992.
He’s long gone,but I still love to watch them fly.
Stirs my heart.
Air Force Finds Cheap 747s That Were Owned by Russian Airline for .peanuts..
Aug 1, 2017 - Surplus from a now-bankrupt Russian airline, the planes could provide ... 747-8s that were previously owned by Russian airline Transaero, but never delivered to Russia. ... Two years earlier, Transaero ordered the 747s, but the struggling ... Logistics Airport in Victorville, in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
I’m pretty sure I posted a thread about that back then.
“...brags about the size of his hands...”
The way I remember it, little Marco said he had small hands, and suggested that meant he was small somewhere else, so he held up his normal to large hands for all to see and asked rhetorically, “Are they small? I don’t think so”.
How is any of that that bragging?
Yeah,,,that’s the one...
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