Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) has extended its agreement with Atlas Air to train pilots and flight engineers for Air Force One.
Under the five-year extension of the agreement, which Atlas Air has held since 2007, crews for the Air Force’s VC-25, a modified version of the Boeing 747-200B, will receive ground and flight-simulator training at Atlas Air’s world-class training center in Miami, Florida.
“Air Force One,” the designated call sign of the aircraft when the President is on board, consists of two specially configured Boeing 747-200B aircraft.
The past four U.S. presidents have been flown to locations throughout the world by Atlas-trained pilots and flight engineers who received their 747 certification from Atlas Air.
Top Copyright Photo: United States of America (U.S. Air Force) Boeing VC-25A (747-2G4B) 28000 (82-8000) (msn 23824) JFK (TMK Photography). Image: 934999.
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