President Trump Wants To Make A Patriotic Overhaul Of Air Force One — And It’s Awesome (Photos)

Trump, who has his own 757 jet dubbed “Trump Force One,” wants to overhaul America’s most famous plane with a new color scheme, according to Axios.

Trump wants a bolder, “more American” look.

The big picture: Trump rarely gets into the weeds of government negotiations. But he sat down in the Oval Office with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in February to personally hammer out the $4 billion deal for a pair of replacement 747s for use as Air Force One (the call sign for whatever aircraft the president is on).

Axios has learned that Trump had one specification for the plane that could cause tension with the Air Force and surprise around the world:

Trump wants to change the plane’s signature blue-and-white look that goes back 55 years, to a redesign of the presidential aircraft by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s.

We’re told that Trump wants a color scheme that “looks more American” and isn’t a “Jackie Kennedy color.” He doesn’t think the current blue (technically “luminous ultramarine”) represents the USA.

The president’s preferred design is believed to include red, white and blue.

USA Today put out a slew of possible redesigns.

 

A patriotic take from Alex Gonzalez
A gold-plated concept from Ramon Padilla
An artistic take on the stars and stripes by Ian Young
And a bold eagle from Janet Loehrke

 

What design would you like to see?

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