You Can Now Own Your Very Own Air Force One
Former presidential plane goes under the hammer
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2013 9:28 AM CDT
   (GSA Auctions)

(Newser) – If you've ever dreamed of re-enacting scenes from the 1997 Harrison Ford action-thriller Air Force One in real life (and haven't we all? "Get off my plane!"), your time has come. The government is auctioning off a plane that was formerly part of the presidential air fleet and sometimes acted as Air Force One, Gizmodo reports. According to the auction page, the McDonnell Douglas DC9-32 plane, which was in use between 1975 and 2005, "was not the official Air Force One however the various US Presidents had occasion to use it. This particular jet was used most by the first lady's [sic] and congressional delegations." Want to place a bid? You'll need to submit a $50,000 "bid deposit" first.

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May 11, 2013 5:25 PM CDT
Did they do any research before writing this article? The jetS (2) are the old Air Force TWO, not Air Force ONE. These were the jets used by the VICE PRESIDENT. ANY aircraft that the current standing President is called Air Force One. So these jets COULD have been Air Force One on a few occasions. FYI, these two jets are at Mesa-Gateway Airport in Mesa Arizona. The Pima Air Museum in Tucson has the original jet that Kennedy flew on and when he was killed. It no longer has the original paint on the outside but the inside was kept the same. Pretty neat to see.
May 11, 2013 10:26 AM CDT
A completely DISINGENUOUS "news" article. There are ONLY four Air Force 1 aircraft and all of them are/were of the same model. The first were four Super Constellations - a particularly beautiful propeller air craft - then four Boeing 707s, and then came the four Boeing 747s. Any time the President flies at least TWO of the Air Force 1 fleet fly to the same destination but we only see one land at the destination. The other flies to an Air Force Base and is a decoy and back-up. This DC-9 has NEVER been an Air Force 1.
May 11, 2013 6:29 AM CDT
I think I can afford the dial knob of the radio/transmitter !!!