Navy One

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Navy One
Navy One.jpg
Navy One landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln with President George W. Bush
Type S-3 Viking
Manufacturer Lockheed
Serial BuNo 159387
Preserved at National Naval Aviation Museum
S-3B Viking "Navy One" at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Navy One is the call sign of any United States Navy aircraft carrying the President of the United States.[1] There has only been one such aircraft:[2] a Lockheed S-3 Viking, BuNo 159387, assigned to the "Blue Wolves" of VS-35, which transported President George W. Bush to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego, California on May 1, 2003.[3] The pilot was Commander Skip Lussier, then VS-35's executive officer; and the flight officer was Lieutenant Ryan Phillips.[4]

That S-3 was retired from service and placed on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida on July 17, 2003.[3]

A Navy aircraft carrying the Vice President would be designated Navy Two.

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  1. ^ "Order 7110.65R (Air Traffic Control) §2-4-20 ¶7". Federal Aviation Administration. 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  2. ^ Navy One Retired
  3. ^ a b Donald, David: Warplanes of the Fleet, pages 168, 171. AIRtime Publishing Inc, 2004. ISBN 1-880588-81-1
  4. ^ President Bush's Pilot

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