Air Force One – arguably the world’s most famous plane – is as tall as a six-story building, has over 4,000 square feet of floor space, hosts 100 people. Despite all this, it only costs American tax payers $206,337 every hour it’s in flight. Its air conditioner was recently upgraded for a cool $24 million.
Trolling aside, Air Force One is a site to behold.
Technically, Air Force One is used to describe any Air Force aircraft carrying the President — but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transport the Commander-in-Chief. Today, this name refers to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft.
Here’s a few features that make Air Force One so special.