Trump Flies Into Washington Aboard A Military Jet

Trump Flies Into Washington Aboard A Military Jet

“Trump Force One,” President-elect Donald Trump’s private jet, has made its final flight for the incoming president.

Trump left New York’s La Guardia Airport Thursday morning aboard a military jet to head to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration.

The aircraft landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, about 20 miles from the White House.

Trump was joined by his wife, Melania, and other family members. No members of the media were present on the flight.

“The journey begins,” Trump wrote on Twitter prior to leaving Trump Tower.

“I will be working and fighting very hard to make it a great journey for the American people,” he promised.

Trump’s last flight on his private jet took place Wednesday night after he attended two dinners in Washington.

After he is sworn in Friday, Trump will be upgraded to a more presidential accommodation for his aviation needs.

But this doesn’t come without push-back from the incoming president.

During his campaign, Trump boasted that he would replace Air Force One with his own private jet. “It’s bigger than Air Force One, which is a step down from this in every way,” he told Rolling Stone.

However, after he won the election, officials said that it would be “nearly functionally impossible” for President Trump to swap out Air Force One with his own aircraft.

Air Force One is equipped with special security features to protect the president while in flight. It has communication systems that enable the president to receive classified information in the air, it can evade and distract surface-to-air missiles, and it even has a special shielding to protect the plane in the event of a nuclear blast.

Added to that, Trump’s own plane doesn’t have enough space to carry all the personnel required to travel with the president.

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