Flights - Transports > Wellness

Step aboard the SAM 26000 - the first jet-powered aircraft ever built for the president of the United States

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

US Air Force
On October 19, 1962, Boeing delivered a highly modified version of the civilian 707-320B airliner with the serial number 62-26000. It would be tasked with Special Air Missions, and its call sign would be " SAM Two-six-thousand ."
It was the first jet aircraft built specifically for use by the US president, whose presence prompted the call sign to change to "Air Force One," which had been adopted in 1953 for use by planes carrying the president.
The SAM 26000 would carry eight presidents during its 36-year career - John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Wellness      Airlines      History      Tour      Planes      Place      Places      Plane      Features      US Air Force      Air Force One      John F. Kennedy      Lyndon Johnson      Richard Nixon      Gerald Ford      Jimmy Carter      Ronald Reagan      George H.W. Bush      Bill Clinton  


Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Friday's Best Deals: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse, Foam Mattresses, Bamboo...

Friday's Best Deals: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse, Foam Mattresses, Bamboo Underwear, and More

Happy Friday! Your choice of premium underwear , affordable foam mattresses , and ultra-cheap melamine sponges lead off today's best deals from around the web. Read more ...

Elon Musk Sent That 420 Tweet During a Drive in a Model S: Report

Elon Musk Sent That 420 Tweet During a Drive in a Model S: Report

The New York Times sat down with Tesla CEO Elon Musk yesterday for an interview, revealing, well, a lot. Among the things we learn: Musk acknowledges taking Ambien, he sent his... Read more ...

Trump Tower vs. the White House: Inside the president's 2 offices, from...

Trump Tower vs. the White House: Inside the president's 2 offices, from Shaq's sneaker to Ronald Reagan's old rug

Diane Bondareff / Invision / AP Images and Getty Images / Pool Donald Trump 's old Trump Tower office is a far cry from the Oval Office he now occupies. Most of Trump's decor... Read more ...

This year, direct flights to Mexico will have millions of new seats!

This year, direct flights to Mexico will have millions of new seats!

The Mexico Tourism Board or MTB declared that the global air connectivity of Mexico carries on with its growth trajectory with the addition of 1.5 million seats on direct... Read more ...

Thursday's Best Deals: Custom Suits, Electric Smoker, Affordable iPads, and More

Thursday's Best Deals: Custom Suits, Electric Smoker, Affordable iPads, and More

Discounted iPads , $10 off motor oil , and $299 custom suits lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web. Read more ...

This is the 2019 BMW Z4 Before You're Supposed to See It

This is the 2019 BMW Z4 Before You're Supposed to See It

The Belgian automotive website Autotijd.be has managed to get their waffle-sticky hands on the first BMW official photos of the upcoming Z4, all before its official release... Read more ...

An SR-71 pilot describes what it's like to fly the legendary Blackbird at...

An SR-71 pilot describes what it's like to fly the legendary Blackbird at Mach 3: 'You don't have any sensation of speed'

Mashleymorgan / Flickr A retired Air Force pilot who flew the SR-71 Blackbird recently told the Pensacola News Journal what it was like to fly the legendary aircraft. Retired... Read more ...

World's Dumbest Hellcat Driver Arrested After Posting Video Doing 198 MPH On...

World's Dumbest Hellcat Driver Arrested After Posting Video Doing 198 MPH On Highway

I'm going to file this under the “ you call it a viral video, cops call it evidence ” folder. I understand this is going to come as a shocker for many of you out there, but the... Read more ...

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Proved Itself on a 700 Mile Camping Adventure

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Proved Itself on a 700 Mile Camping Adventure

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline feels like a really well-executed El Camino'fication of a Honda Accord. At first I thought that was kind of lame, but after a long weekend of working... Read more ...

The Soviets May Have Once Built a Secret Nuclear-Powered Land-Submarine to...

The Soviets May Have Once Built a Secret Nuclear-Powered Land-Submarine to Attack America

You know the scene at the end of The Incredibles- and the start of The Incredibles 2 -that has the troglodyte supervillian the Underminer bursting out from underground in a... Read more ...