Palm Beach County residents saw a lot of Air Force One this year. But what lies inside this remarkable aircraft? Here, we take a look at its features by the numbers.
- 747: The term Air Force One literally refers to any Air Force aircraft carrying the president. For the last half-century, however, it has denoted specific planes designed for the sole purpose of transporting the commander in chief. Currently, Air Force One refers to two custom Boeing 747-200B series airplanes.
- 4,000: Air Force One measures 4,000 square feet, including three levels and a presidential suite with an office, a bathroom, and a conference room. There’s also an operating room, and a doctor is always onboard.
- 70: The middle level has accommodations for up to 70 passengers, with work areas for media, security, and other personnel. It can hold 26 crewmembers, too.
- 100: Between the plane’s two food galleys, it is capable of feeding up to 100 people at a time.
- 232: The plane is 232 feet long, 63 feet tall, and has a wingspan of 196 feet.
- 833,000: It weighs roughly 833,000 pounds when fully loaded.
- 620: Even at that weight, Air Force One can hit speeds of 620 miles per hour—about 40 mph faster than similar commercial aircrafts.
- 8,000: Air Force One has a range of 8,000 miles when unrefueled. But, it has the ability to be refueled midair, resulting in an unlimited flight range.
- 85: There are 85 phones onboard. Some of them are beige, denoting a secure connection, while others are white and used for unclassified conversations. Between phone calls, staffers can catch up on the news using one of the plane’s 20 TVs