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Possibly, if he orders all the planes destroyed. Until the new president is sworn in, the previous president retains the powers of their office, and that includes the right to give the military orders. Presumably, this would include orders to destroy and dispose of military equipment, including the planes designated as "Air Force One". If the ...


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As other answers have rightly pointed out, "Air Force One" is not a particular airplane, but rather just the callsign for any U.S. Air Force aircraft on which the sitting President of the United States is currently onboard. The aircraft that are practically synonymous with the name "Air Force One" are the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft ...


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No. Even if Trump is in mid-air during Biden sworn in ceremony, his plane will cease to be Air Force One when Biden has finished swearing in. At that instance his plane will be just another plane in the sky, reverting to it's underlying call sign.


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Other answers covered the technicality around the call sign but regarding your point about the plane being a ”mobile command center of the head of the US armed forces” it's important to note that, besides the two Boeing VC-25, the US Air Force also maintains at least four other airplanes (Boeing E-4) that could serve for that purpose. Typically, one of these ...


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"Air Force One" is the designation given to an airplane carrying the President. If whoever the President is changes, then the aircraft carrying the person who used to be the President is no longer "Air Force One". Semantically at least the situation you describe is impossible to happen. Logisitically, as @waiwai933 states in a comment ...


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Air Force One isn't an airplane, it's the callsign for whatever US Air Force airplane the President happens to be flying in. Currently, the airplane most often used as Air Force One is a VC-25A, and the US Air Force has two of them in service. (If the President flies in a military aircraft from a different branch then the callsign would reflect that branch. ...


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