Re: Boeing 720

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:58 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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> Also, the first jet Air Force ones were modified 720s.

As noted by many in the past, "Air Force One" is whatever Air Force
aircraft the president happens to be on.  It hasn't always been that
way -- the call was adopted after a controller confused a presidential
flight, bearing an undistinguished military call sign, with another

Presumably you mean the first presidential jet (the first presidential
aircraft was FDR's "Sacred Cow" which was a C-54, a military DC-4).
The first presidential jet was based on the 707-120; later VC-137C
models were based on the 707-320 Intercontinental.  None were based on
the 720.

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