You don’t happen to see live aerial footage of the Presidential VC-25A too often!
Earlier today, President Trump kicked off the official start to NASCAR season by flying over the Daytona International Speedway in the Air Force One and later taking one lap around the track in his presidential limo, nicknamed “The Beast.”
Trump made his entrance to the event with a flyby of the speedway at about 800 ft aboard aircraft 82-8000 and a
helicopter blimp was there and filmed the aircraft from above. Here’s the awesome video of the flyover and landing of Air Force One on Feb. 16, 2020.
Here’s another cool clip, filmed from the ground.
“Air Force One” is the radio callsign for any Air Force aircraft with POTUS (President of the US) aboard. During the years the term has been used to refer to the two VC-25As, heavily-modified Boeing 747-200s (serial numbers 82-8000 and 92-9000) that have carried the president all around the world since 1990.
The aircraft took part in the Fourth of July flypast over the Washington Mall, on Jul. 4, 2019.
The iconic VC-25As will be replaced by two 747-8is that are currently undergoing conversion into VC-25B presidential aircraft in San Antonio, Texas. However, the new Air Force One aircraft should be given a different paint job, that was unveiled by Trump in June 2019, and that loosely reminds the ones used by American airlines in the past, such as U.S. Airways and TWA.