A perk of being the President of the United States is that you get to use Air Force One, the official airplane of the leader of the free world. This airplane…actually there have been numerous AF1 planes over the years…is a state-of-the-art “Oval Office” in the sky that becomes the headquarters for all presidential activity while in use.
This plane is very different than the commercial airplanes we use to go on vacation. It has been outfitted with some unique and interesting features that make this aircraft a flying fortress, flying office, flying command post, and flying communication center.
Let’s look at some of the things you probably didn’t know about AF1.