Trump Force One Vs Air Force One : Donald Trump Boeing 757

Let us know a bit more about to be President Donald Trump s private Boeing 757. When it comes to describing Donald Trump s private jet, the word “impressive” would be an understatement. The presumptive Republican Party nominee bought the Boeing 757-200 from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and he spared no expense kitting it out. Dubbed “Trump Force One,” the luxurious jet is equipped with a shower, gold-plated seatbelt buckles and a 52-inch flatscreen with a library of 1,000 movies. Built in 1991, the 757 is estimated to have cost approximately $100 million.
If Trump reaches the White House in November, he will have to exchange his personal jet for the presidential fleet, two highly modified Boeing 747-200Bs. The aircraft used by the president were built in 1986 and operate with the Air Force One callsign when the president is onboard. Will switching jets prove one of Trump s few regrets if he becomes president?
Even though it cannot boast gold-plated accessories, Air Force One is a larger aircraft, seating 70 passengers in comfort compared to Trump Force One s 43. The presidential jet is also slightly faster with a range of about 6,800 nautical miles compared to 4,100 for a 757. A VC-25A can also be refuelled in mid-air by a tanker, extending its range even further.
The two presidential planes cost $325 million each and their cost of operation comes to $179,750 per hour. The hourly cost of operation for a standard 757 is just over $8,000 by comparison, though the taxpayer will pick up the higher bill for Air Force One. All that bling certainly inflated the cost of Trump Force One but Air Force One is expensive because it is packed with equipment and facilities to keep the president and his or her entourage safe at all times. There is a hospital onboard, electronic countermeasures and heavy shielding to afford protection in the event of an electromagnetic pulse during a nuclear attack. 
All in all, if Trump does end up travelling regularly on Air Force One, he probably will not regret trading in his gold seatbelt buckle for the presidential suite on one of the most sophisticated airliners in the world.
Donald Trump has already spent more than $500,000 (£330,000) on private air travel, nearly three times as much as Hillary Clinton, during the US presidential election campaign.
Mr Trump, whose privately owned fleet of aircraft includes two jets and three helicopters, spent the amount in just three months as he made dozens of trips around America.
The billionaire is the only candidate, Republican or Democrat, to own a private jet, rather than chartering them, which is expected to give him a significant edge as the campaign progresses.
According to an analysis of Federal Aviation Administration records by the Wall Street Journal Mr Trump s two jets made 71 flights related to his campaign between April 1 and Aug 31.
More than one third of those were to early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Until recently it was possible to track the movements of his flagship Boeing 757-200 in real time on commercial websites like FlightAware.
However, as of Sept 1, it has been removed, possibly as a security precaution in light of Mr Trump s position as front-runner for the Republican nomination.
His campaign requested that details of the plane be removed.
Details of military aircraft, including Air Force One, are also not available on public tracking websites.
The huge distances covered in a US presidential campaign makes private jet travel a key component for success.
Candidates need the flexibility to visit several cities in the same day and make stops at destinations far from major commercial airports.
In owning his own jet Mr Trump will have the ability to fly to any location at a moment s notice, also making him more adaptable to events than rivals who have to arrange to hire aircraft in advance rather than having them on standby.
In the early stages of the campaign other candidates use private planes sporadically, starting with small Lear jets before hiring larger ones when they raise more money.
In a three-month period Republican candidate Jeb Bush spent $281,000 on private jet travel.
But $153,000 of that was for a single trip to Europe on a plane hired from his supporter Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets American football team.
Mrs Clinton spent $180,000 in a three-month period.
In July she was accused of hypocrisy by Republican groups after she was seen boarding a private jet after making a speech on climate change in Iowa.
However, Mrs Clinton has said her campaign will be carbon neutral, offsetting the carbon footprint of her air travel.
Dr Ben Carson, who is currently second in Republican polls behind Mr Trump, spent only $60,035 in three months.
Mr Trump bought his 757-200, which could seat 239 passengers, in 2010. It had previously been owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Flying it costs nearly $5,000 an hour in fuel alone. Chartering a 757-200 costs $15,000 an hour. It is fitted with 24ct gold plated seat belts and bathroom fixtures.

The walls of the master bedroom are hung with silk and there is a 57-inch television on board. News source Forbes.com and Telegraph.co.uk.

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