Air Force Two

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For the film which is called Air Force Two in several countries, see In Her Line of Fire.
Air Force Two
USAF C-32A.jpg
The Boeing C-32, a variant of the 757, is the usual transportation for the Vice President of the United States

Air Force Two is the air traffic control call sign held by any US Air Force aircraft carrying the U.S. Vice President, but not the President.[1][2] The term is often associated with the Boeing C-32, a modified 757 which is most commonly used as the Vice President's transport. Other 89th Airlift Wing aircraft, such as the Boeing C-40 Clipper, C-20B, C-37A, and C-37B have served in this role as well.[citation needed] The VC-25A, the aircraft most often used by the President as Air Force One, has also been used by the vice president as Air Force Two.[3][4]

Although the U.S. Marine Corps carries the primary mission for helicopter support of both the president (Marine One) and vice president (Marine Two), UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters from the Air Force's 1st Helicopter Squadron are also used to support the Vice President in the Washington, D.C. area under the call sign Air Force Two.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Factsheets: C-32". Air Force Link. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Order 7110.65R (Air Traffic Control) §2-4-20 ¶7". Federal Aviation Administration. 14 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Cheney heads overseas to talk terrorism". USA Today (Associated Press). 10 March 2002. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  4. ^ Whitelaw, Kevin (11 March 2002). "Reporter's Notebook on Cheney's Mideast trip: Day 1: London". US News. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30.