Chief Presidential Pilot of the First VC-137 Air
Force One Crew William Draper (Right)
And Aids to the President Robert L. Schultz (Left) & Evan P. Aurand
Boeing Board approves development plan to build a four engine swept wing
1st Flight of the prototype 367-80 from the Renton Washington at 2:14
PM., flight time was 2hrs, 24min with A.M. Tex Johnston at the controls.
As a gesture of confidents in the 367-80, Tex Johnston barrel rolls Boeing's
prototype twice during a flyover demonstration at the Gold Cup Races.
America's first production jetliner rolls out.
First Lady Eisenhower christens the Pan American Jet Clipper America (N710PA)
1st VC-137A (58-6970) presidential jet is delivered to Andrews AFB in
Military Air Transport Service livery.
First official Air Force flight is from Andrews AFB to Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs. Call sign SAM970.
2nd VC-137A (58-6971) presidential backup jet is delivered to Andrews
3rd VC-137A (58-6972) presidential backup jet is delivered to Andrews
SAM970 makes first flight to Moscow in preparation for President Eisenhower's
1st Presidential flight in SAM970 as Air Force One takes trip to Germany,
England, and France.
1st Presidential flight in SAM971 as Air Force One takes trip to California.
Eisenhower takes SAM971 on trip home to Abilene, Kansas.
Eisenhower takes SAM970 on Operation Monsoon an eleven nation tour.
1st Presidential flight in SAM972 as Air Force One take trip to Albany,
Eisenhower takes SAM970 to Los Angeles and Palms Springs.
Eisenhower takes SAM972 to Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Eisenhower takes SAM970 on Operation Amigo, trip to Latin American.
Eisenhower takes SAM971 on trip to Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Eisenhower takes SAM970 to Paris and Lisbon, aborted summit after a U-2
spy plane was shot over the Soviet Union.
Eisenhower takes SAM972 on trip to Alaska and Far East.
Eisenhower takes SAM970 on trip to Newport, Chicago and Denver.
Eisenhower takes SAM971 on trip to New York City.
Eisenhower takes SAM971 on trip to Philadelphia and Newark.
Eisenhower takes SAM971 on trip to Chicago.
Eisenhower takes SAM972 on his final trip as Air Force One to Minnesota,
California and Texas.
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