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IFA Pilot Quiz — Aircraft of US Presidents

from I Fly America

Air Force One is a well-known call sign, but what do you know about the President's airplane and the travels of U.S. Presidents? Try this quiz to find out.

1. In the mid-1950s, Air Force One became the call sign for any airplane carrying the U.S. President. Why was this chosen?
    a. The U.S. Air Force always used its newest transport airplane to carry the President
    b. An airplane carrying the President had a call sign ending in the same numbers as an Eastern Airlines flight when on a similar route and this caused the pilot to be concerned about possible confusion by air traffic control
    c. The Air Force was separated from the Army to become an independent arm of military and punsters thought the call sign would seem to many "Air Force WON"
2. What is the call sign of the helicopter when carrying the President from the White House to Andrews Air Force base?
    a. Marine One
    b. Helicopter One
    c. Air Force One
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