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 aircraft designated as Navy One: 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 1 May 2003. The pilot was Commander John "Skip" Lussier, then VS-35's executive officer; and the flight officer was Lieutenant Ryan Phillips.[2] The S-3 utilized for the flight was retired from service and placed on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida on 17 July 2003.[3][4]

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. 14 March 2007. Archived from the original on 12 October 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  2. ^ Lussier, John; Phillips, Ryan (2 May 2003). "President Bush's Pilot". American Morning (Interview). Interviewed by Carol Costello. CNN.
  3. ^ "Navy One Retired". Archived from the original on 24 October 2006.
  4. ^ Donald, David (2004). Warplanes of the Fleet. AIRtime Publishing. pp. 168, 171. ISBN 1-880588-81-1.