The Fascinating Air Force One Facts That No President Ever Disclosed


Need for Speed

As can be expected, Air Force One is fast, very fast. It can fly more than 700 miles an hour. For example, when POTUS Donald Trump flew from Brussels in Belgium, Europe to London, England in just 32 minutes, compared with commercial flights that take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to make the same trip. That’s way less than half the normal time. Of course, Air Force One doesn’t fly along the routes used by commercial aircraft, which helps. And as for how high it can fly, it can get to a height of 45,000 feet, which is 10,000 feet higher than the usual cruising altitude of other passenger airliners.

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