Friday, April 21, 2017

Presidential plane touch down

747 VC-25A on Eglin flightline. Air Force photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - A Boeing 747 VC-25A, one of two VC-25As assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., was on the flightline April 19 at Eglin. It’s known as "Air Force One" whenever it’s used by the president, though any U.S. Air Force plane he’s aboard receives that radio call sign. The aircraft was completing a maintenance cycle and is undergoing an operational test regimen before being certified to return to presidential service. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 04/20/17)