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>I distinctly recall that one of the arguments for choosing
>the 747 to replace the old US Presidential fleet, was" the
>additional security of a 4 engined airplane".

>just wondering: were they skeptical or ignorant?


Actually, with entourage that accompanies the President, the additional
comms required, the desire for a small dispensary and the "prestige and
granduer" factor that goes along with a 747, there really wasn't much

Form a logistical standpoint, the DC-10 would have made more sense because
we have approximately 50 in the fleet as the KC-10.

John Gezelius
Alexandria, VA