For Sale: Air Force One
May 10, 2013 by Sam Rolley
Ever want to know what it’s like to fly around on Air Force One? For the right price you could own a plane that formerly served as the Presidential transport.
The General Services Administration is auctioning off the McDonnell Douglas DC9-32, which was used to transport Presidents and other top Administration officials between 1975 and 2005.
The starting bid for the aircraft is $50,000.
A description of the plane on the GSA Auctions website reads:
1-LOT CONSISTING OF 1 EACH AIRCRAFT, DC9-32, TAIL NUMBER N681AL, S/N: 731681 LOCATED AT PHOENIX/MESA GATEWAY AIRPORT MESA AZ, TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION APPOINTMENT CLICK ON “ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS.” ASSOCIATED SPARE PARTS INVENTORY LOCATED AT 3280 U.S. HIGHWAY 70E, NEW BERN, NC 28562. A $50,000 BID DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED AND IT WILL BE CONVERTED TO PERFORMANCE BOND FOR TO ASSURE PARTS REMOVAL. THIS AIRCRAFT WAS PART OF AIR FORCE 2 AND MAY HAVE ACTED AS AIR FORCE 1 19421323480001.
“In the thirty years this aircraft was assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing (Feb 1975-Sep 2005) it flew Presidential missions, Vice President, First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries (Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, others), Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Four-Star Generals, Admirals, Foreign Heads of State and other foreign dignitaries,” the GSA says on the auction page.
H/T: The Hill