The first Air Force One, Columbine II, flies again

The first Air Force One, Columbine II, flies again

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A is the official indication of the United States Air Force aircraft, which have the mission of transporting the President of the United States of America. For the first time in aviation history, "Air Force One" appeared after an incident in 1953, when the aircraft Lockheed VC-121A Constellation “Columbine II” he was carrying President Dwight D. Eisenhower. An Eastern Airlines commercial aircraft (8610) had the same ringing tone as the president's aircraft, which was in the Air Force 8610 aircraft.

Initially, the aircraft Lockheed Constellation “Columbine II” was restored in 1990, and from 2003 was parked at an airport in Arizona. The cockpit, seats and interior of the aircraft were preserved.


On 21 March 2016, after a year of repairs, the first Air Force One "Columbine II" flew again. It took off from Marana, Arizona Regional Airport to Mt. Pleasant, Texas, with final destination Bridgewater Air Park, Virginia. It will go through a process of reconditioning by Dynamic Aviation.

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