President Biden Turned away Donald Trumpis planning a new look for Air Force One, and has stuck with the classic aesthetic instead… albeit, with a slight shade of gray — a slight one, that is.
The Air Force announced a new paint design that will be applied to POTUS’ main ride in the sky, and they say JB decided to stick with the OG colors that have been around since the ’60s, when jkf Began using the jumbo jet and blue/white pattern we all know today.
As you can see… Joe chose light blue. The way the Air Force describes it is quite sophisticated…they chalk the differences up like this…”Light blue on the VC-25B slightly darker, robin’s egg blue on the VC-25A Additionally, the VC-25B will use a dark blue color from the engine cockpit area, as opposed to the robin’s egg blue of the VC-25A.”
They also say that there is no more polished metal on the new AF1 planes – which are being manufactured by Boeing – because modern commercial skin alloys do not allow for it.
To the average bearer, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference here — at least not at first glance, anyway — but AF is insisting that there are slight changes to make the new aircraft more efficient and effective. It’s also a little greasy looking… we’ll give it to them.
now, as far as former president wanted A few years ago — namely, a completely different color scheme and design that resembled our national flag — the Air Force says it wasn’t working due to technical difficulties and timing. It seems like an easy decision for Biden.
Here’s how the AF described the problem with Trump’s preference…” The Air Force previously displayed a red, white and blue livery for the VC-25B as it was publicly unveiled in 2019 A thermal study later concluded that the dark blue color in the design would require additional Federal Aviation Administration qualification testing for many commercial components due to excess heat in certain environments.”
There are also reports that what he wanted – “American” stripes – would have taken too long to implement, so he fast-tracked things and redesigned what he had. Here’s to you, Blue!