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Navy One
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Navy One landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln with President George W. Bush

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] an 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 is designated Navy Two.

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Notes

  1. "Order 7110.65R (Air Traffic Control) §2-4-20 ¶7". Federal Aviation Administration. 2007-03-14. http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/ATC/atc0204.html. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  2. Navy One Retired
  3. 3.0 3.1 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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