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Old 10-21-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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Did this livery fly any Presidents around?
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:17 PM   #2
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If it transported presidents it's entire life, it transported Eisenhower to Clinton. I know it at least transported JFK from a post on ANET. It was part of the SAM program at Andrews. May have been downgraded later in its life to be part of the VIP program when it got the sky blue taken away. Was scrapped in 1996.

Edit: Just read the question carefully. Don't believe that specific livery transported any presidents.
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To make it clearer. Did it transport president/s in this white livery?
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I can't say 110%, but doubtful. I believe the white livery was more a of a VIP transporter. FLOTUS, Secretaries, generals. 6972 was one of the first 707s delivered to USAF and got downgraded to VIP after more 707s came into service with them. The B models got re designated from the A model and for some reason when they got redesignated they downgraded it to non-presidential VIP.
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As usual, google is your friend for VC-137B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_C-137_Stratoliner

USAF procurement of the Boeing 707 was very limited, amounting to three Model 707-153s designated VC-137A. When delivered in 1959 these had four 13,500 lb (6123 kg) dry thrust Pratt & Whitney J57 (JT3C6) turbojets; when subsequently re-engined with 18,000 lbf (80.1 kN) dry thrust TF33-P-5 (JT3D) turbofans they were redesignated VC-137B. Only one other variant served with the USAF: this was the VC-137C Air Force One presidential transport, the two examples of which were Model 707-320B Intercontinentals with specialized interior furnishings and advanced communications equipment. Two further non-presidential C-137C aircraft were later added.[1]
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Qantas to retire 747-438 before it's 100th birthday (founded 16th November 1920)

The last six are 747-438ER's VH-OEE, VH-OEF, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ

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There are always two sides to every pancake and Wikipedia is not always the total information Source. True, it's excellent source
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The VC-137B serial 58-6972 or same as SAM 972 had the same body as the 707-120 commercial aircraft but with different interior furnishings and electronic equipment. It was built as one of three VC-137As, Boeing model 707-153 with Pratt and Whitney JT-3 turbojets. It was delivered to the Air Force on June 30, 1959 and was redesignated VC-137B when it was refitted with JT3D turbofan jet engines in May 1963. Assigned to the 89th MAW at Andrews AFB, Maryland its primary mission was to provide first class, worldwide transportation for the Vice-President of the United States, Cabinet members and international dignitaries. The interior of SAM 972 was divided into three sections: Forward (crew area), center (stateroom) and aft (passenger). The forward section had a communications center, a galley, lavatory and 13-seat compartment with one table and two overhead bunks. The center section was designed for VIP, with conference tables, swivel chairs, projection screen, two convertible sofa-bunks and a lavatory. The aft section was a combination staff and passenger areas, and contained a Xerox machine, reclining seats, overhead

This aircraft saw many years of service with the 89th Air Wing at Andrews AFB, Maryland. During its illustrious career, 972 carried Presidents, Vice-Presidents, First Ladies, and other high ranking government officials to worldwide destinations. Severe corrosion led to the demise of 972 sometime in 1996 at Boeing's facility at Wichita, Kansas. The aircraft was chopped up and scrapped, a fate far less deserving of her past record.
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I have replied to your PM Homer. JFK would have I expect, but as the information is limited to who flew on it, from what I could find is that Vice presidents and first lady's and VIPs flew on it. Effectively, you are looking at the first Air force Two of the day!
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