Subtitle The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency

Nicholas A Veronico, Robert F. Dorr
Price $35.00
Description Description
The presidential plane wasn’t always known as Air Force One. FDR traveled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One.

For the last sixty years Air Force One has seen every president and first lady through each administration's triumphs and tragedies, and has flown over a million miles around the globe.

On the 65th anniversary of the most famous plane in the world, and featuring new and unseen photography of the presidential aircraft, aviation expert and author Nicholas A. Veronico brings Robert F. Dorr's classic story of the mighty aircraft up to date, detailing how the plane has adapted to the digital age, and what to look forward to as Boeing updates the aircraft once more for 2024.

Get ready to fly!
Format Paper Over Board + Jacket 160 Pages
ISBN 9780760357996
Size10.87 in x 9.25 in / 276.10 mm x 234.95 mm
Published Date April 3rd, 2018
Nicholas A Veronico
Nicholas A. Veronico comes from a family of pilots; both his mother and father held private tickets, and his brother is a commercial pilot who flies for a major airline. Veronico got his start as a writer in 1984, then joined Pacific Flyer Aviation Newspapers. He then went on to serve as editor of In Flight USA, contributed extensively to FlyPast magazine, and in 1994 joined Airliners: The World's Airline Magazine. He has contributed to Air Classics, EAA Warbirds, Warbirds Worldwide, Airways, Airliner World, Warbird Digest, Classic Wings, and many others. His career path led to the high-tech industry where he worked for an embedded systems-on-a-chip magazine, Silicon Strategies. Subsequently, he served as editor of Gridpoints, the quarterly publication of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division. He now works as a science and technology writer in the San Francisco Bay area and has recently written for the website, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Mercury magazine, for,, and the SETI Institute's Explorer magazine. In addition, Veronico has collaborated with a number of today's most respected historians and authors and has written more than 40 books on a wide range of transportation, military, and local history subjects. He also served as the lead scriptwriter for "Scrapping Aircraft Giants," a TV documentary by Daurg Productions for The Discovery Channel.  In 1995 he started -- an online community for enthusiasts interested in locating, documenting, and preserving historic aircraft wrecks. He hosted the first symposium for those interested in aviation archaeology and wreckchasing in 2009. The Military Writer's Society of America recognized Veronico's history of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team and his book on military aircraft storage (AMARG) with distinguished book awards.
Robert F. Dorr

ROBERT F. DORR an air force veteran and a retired senior Foreign Service officer. He is the author of 70 books and thousands of magazine articles about the air force, aviation, and military affairs. He writes a weekly opinion column for Air Force Times, monthly columns for Combat Aircraft, Air International, and Aerospace America magazines, and a quarterly column for Air Power History, which he helped create. He is the author of Mission to Berlin, Mission to Tokyo, Hell Hawks!, Fighting Hitler's Jets, and Air Force One (all with Zenith Press).

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