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For Sale: Air Force One

May 10, 2013 by  

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.

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Credit: GSA

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 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Native Blood

    DC9 conversion with Air force supplied spares? 50k is a drop in the bucket and the craft cost several million in acquisition price. The plane should be mechanically sound for sure. Where’s Hugh Hefner’s folks on this one?

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