Wha Whaaaaat! I got to meet Air Force One yesterday! Isn't she a beaut?!
Honestly, she didn't look like I thought she would. I guess I watch way too many movies, but I had it conjured up in my head that she would be stealthy and black or have a MUCH bigger presidential seal or something. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dissapointed- it was a once in a lifetime experience to be up close and personal with Air Force One and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Looking past the oh so adorable uniform, isn't this picture incredible! That's me, while our company is fueling the president's plane. How's that for a big deal! :)
Here's a little big of trivia for you, did you know that any aircraft the president is on is automatically called Air Force One? He could be on a Lear Jet or a Helicopter, and as soon as he is onboard that aircraft is now Air Force One. Cool, huh?! I guess that's why they couldn't stamp "Air Force One" all over this 747 to make it cooler.
Just as cool as seeing Air Force One was seeing this C-17 come in. It brought a lot of the secret service men, as well as, the vehicles for the presidential caravan. Chattanooga is a smaller airport so we don't get many huge aircrafts. Air Force One and this C-17 looked ginormous on our runway!
I was oober impressed with the secret service men in charge of Wilson Air Center. They were all extremely friendly and not at all what most movies portray them as. (Except for their physic, yes they were in shape and looked the part.) On top of how friendly they were, they gave us certificates of appreciation. Pretty Cool if you ask me! :)
Yes, that is a matchbook from onboard the Presidential Aircraft. Thanks for asking:)