Medical Treatment Overloaded: If any passenger for that matter is injured or sick before boarding the plane, Air Force One flies an entire medical suite including doctors, an operating room and everything in between.
Fancy A Haircut? President Bill Clinton first took this liberty, when in 1993, he got a haircut on Air Force One as he kept other flights on LAX waiting until he was satisfied with his pompadour.
It’s Accompanied by a 747 “Doomsday Plane”. The plane is designed to remain in the sky for days given some extraordinary events such as a zombie apocalypse, meteor strike, or even nuclear warfare. It also flies with the Air Force One as a major backup.
It Costs $56K an Hour to Operate. Air Force 1 costs a whopping $56,000 per hour to operate, one of the main reasons why Donald Trump is looking to abandon using it. The plane can also carry 26 crew members and 70 passengers at one time, taking the total to 96.
The Plane Also Served As A Spy Plane In 1959: During the Cold War frenzy, CIA director Allen Dulles turned Air Force One into a spy plane, with all sorts of cameras and voice recorders. Reportedly, some of the cameras were so powerful they could read license plates from 29,000 feet above.
It Gets Priority Over All Other Air Traffic. When the Air Force One takes off, all other planes are halted, so AF1 pilots don’t have to worry about any kind of air traffic. Usually, the plane lands and takes off from military airports, so it doesn’t bother the air traffic every time.