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You can buy a plane that was Air Force One

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af1_may10.jpgIn these hard times of sequester, the federal government is looking for money however it can get it, which apparently includes selling a plane that served as both Air Force One and Two. The plane, a DC 9 aircraft (and "parts") is listed on the GSA's auction page with a starting bid of $50,000 for when the auction begins on May 15. Per the listing:

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.


If tech specs are more your thing:


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


If you don't have $50,000 and the ability to get to Phoenix to fly it home, you can always just visit the Reagan Library in Southern California which also has one of the planes that served as AF1 on display. [via BuzzFeed]

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