Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 Flies Again

Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 Flies Again

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After being grounded for nearly six years, Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 is back in service.

Trump’s Boeing 757 flies to Palm Beach

In the years leading up to his presidency, Donald Trump typically flew around on his Boeing 757-200, which had the registration code N757AF. During his four year presidency, Trump of course “upgraded” to Air Force One, meaning that his own Boeing 757 stayed parked.

During this time he had put the Boeing 757 into storage, since he didn’t expect he’d need it for eight years. As a result, he didn’t keep up maintenance on the jet. When it became clear he didn’t win reelection, he needed to do a bit of work to get his plane airworthy again.

Specifically, the Boeing 757 was stored at Stewart Airport in New York (SWF), and it needed a Rolls-Royce RB211 engine to even depart the airport. It would then be flown to Lake Charles, Louisiana (CWF), where the plane would undergo significant maintenance.

The plane was flown to Louisiana in November 2021, but for nearly a year there wasn’t much movement, as I guess it needed some very serious work done. Well, there’s a major update regarding this, as the Boeing 757 is back in service. The plane landed at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) on Wednesday evening. Prior to arriving in Florida, the plane performed several test flights in recent days at Chennault International Airport.

The plane is reentering service just weeks before the midterm elections. So it’s pretty clear that Trump will use this not just to fly around to various campaign stops, but the plane as such will likely also be used as a backdrop for many rallies.

The 757 has a new paint job — the “T” on the tail has been replaced by an American flag, and the “TRUMP” logo along the front of the jet stands out even more, if that’s even possible. The effort put into the paint job isn’t surprising, given that Trump refers to this plane as “Trump Force One.”

In the past couple of years, Trump has primarily flown on his 1997 Cessna 750 Citation X, which seats just eight people. Otherwise he has flown on other peoples’ jets.

What’s Trump’s Boeing 757 like?

Trump’s Boeing 757-200 was manufactured back in 1991, so the jet is 30+ years old. Trump purchased it back in 2010, from late Microsoft founder Paul Allen.

While a Boeing 757 can ordinarily seat 200+ passengers, this VIP equipped aircraft features just 43 seats. The onboard amenities include a bedroom, a guest suite, a dining room, a VIP area, and a custom galley. As you’d expect, everything on the plane is 24-karat gold plated, because why wouldn’t it be?

Below is a video tour of the plane, and some background on it.

If you’d prefer a slightly tackier tour, then the below one is for you.

Boeing 757s can be acquired for next to nothing nowadays, so the plane as such isn’t that valuable. That being said, it’s not cheap to maintain and fly, between the maintenance and fuel consumption.

Bottom line

Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 is flying once again, entering service for the first time in nearly six years. Not only did the plane undergo some significant maintenance, but it also has a new paint job, with the American flag on the tail. I suspect this plane will do a fair bit of flying in the coming days and weeks…

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  1. Tony Guest

    What happens when a mobster earns a lot of money - he flaunts it! Actually it's not that impressive - the gold bits are sort of sad as they are totally unnecessary. The aircraft itself was built in 1991 so is over 30 years old. Would be a lot more impressive to see a state of the art aircraft with better technology and fuel efficiency.

    It is painful to see a grown man having...

    What happens when a mobster earns a lot of money - he flaunts it! Actually it's not that impressive - the gold bits are sort of sad as they are totally unnecessary. The aircraft itself was built in 1991 so is over 30 years old. Would be a lot more impressive to see a state of the art aircraft with better technology and fuel efficiency.

    It is painful to see a grown man having to write his name in the very largest letters possible on the side of an aircraft ( basically a 5 year old's habit) - it does however represent what Trump is a person.

    Not impressed!

  2. Dave Guest

    America's President
    Beautiful 757...

  3. Syd Guest

    hahahah love all these liberal comedians in the comments! thread is a perfect petri dish for the group

  4. iamhere Guest

    The fact that he has Rolls Royce engines may may consider a big deal, but in fact many commercial airliners use Rolls Royce engines.

  5. iamhere Guest

    Agree with your point that the maintenance costs are high. I think that you are just commenting about this because it is Trump's plane. Otherwise you probably would not comment. Many others have private jets and you don't seem to write about it.

  6. Euro Aviation Guest

    Since he claims he's so rich he could have retrofitted P&W2000 engines replacing those RR RB211's to match his america first ideology.

  7. Vinod Guest

    And just because there may not be any proof available, it does not mean the elections were not rigged. President Trump may have indeed won - if the 2020 elections were rigged, I would imagine that the riggers would be stupid to not destroy the evidence.

    1. UA-NYC Guest

      Yeah, it’s so easy to rig that state by state, county by county, town by town.

      Cuck.

    2. TravelinWilly Diamond

      Oprah may have indeed won as well.

      Never leave another comment again, you’ve irredeemably embarrassed yourself.

  8. FlyerDon Guest

    Politics aside New York would not be my first choice to store an airplane for six years. I would have parked it in the desert.

  9. Gary Downing Guest

    Amazing how a Nazi-loving white supremacist can still walk free with all of the crimes he has committed.

    He probably stole this plane just like he stole money from contractors and from taxpayers.

    1. Gaurav Community Ambassador

      Trump would not have the guts to steal from an actual billionaire who had the resources to make life difficult for him...

  10. FLLFYER Guest

    Who paid for these repairs and makeover? Think about it.

    1. Gary Downing Guest

      The tax payers paid for this as he spent most of his time golfing and holding rallies to grab more money from uneducated people...
      Remember how his brother died and he golfed instead of going to the funeral? How about how his wife who was going to testify against him suddenly died and she was buried on his golf course.

      PROBABLY THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PAY TAXES THAT THIS FOOL WON'T PAY.

  11. TravelinWilly Diamond

    It’s called The Piglet Express, but that’s only when Ivanka is on it.

    Otherwise it’s The Flying Corruption Shitball.

  12. Craig Guest

    No point of it for campaigning, but a useful getaway vehicle once the indictments start pouring in.

  13. Scrumps Guest

    It’s reported that due to the placement of the bedroom at the rear of the plane, they’ve installed MCAS to correct nose-up tendency. Unfortunately, they only had the budget for second-hand AoA sensors.

    1. Eskimo Guest

      Was it tail heavy because of his bedroom or his ego?

  14. Leo Liang Guest

    Even etihad's The Residence look Spirit infront of His Bedroom.

  15. Bagoly Guest

    I seem to remember there is a considerably tackier version (in stills) featuring his now wife?

  16. Endre Guest

    He will need his 757 to escape the USA in the very near future

  17. 787 New Member

    Politics aside, 757 is a very versatile plane. Since President Trump likes to hold MAGA rallies at minor airport hangars or tarmacs, and a lot of airports where those rallies were held does not have the capability to take Air Force One (747), he travelled around in what is usually the Air Force Two (757) instead.

    1. LEo Diamond

      Yeah, also, the 757 allows him to fly over the Atlantic nonstop easily as well given his rather diverse business investment worldwide.

    2. Eskimo Guest

      When the President flies the 757, it's still Air Force One.

    3. kenindfw Guest

      Despite the MAGA and Insurrectionist's talking points, he's no longer the President, there it's not Air Force One.

    4. PatONealJr New Member

      I believe Eskimo is referring to an incumbent president. Any US Government aircraft transporting an incumbent president is referred to as Air Force (or whatever branch of service owns the aircraft) One. The 757 that we typically know as Air Force Two, which transports the VP, would be AF One should the incumbent POTUS be on board. The airplane is AF One and his helicopter is Marine One due to the USMC owning said helo.

  18. Big AL Guest

    Cant wait till he is presidnet again in 2024.

    MAGA

    1. UA-NYC Guest

      Red State education for you right there

    2. Eskimo Guest

      Said the Blue State who let him be President.

    3. Big AL Guest

      Nothing better than watching the red and the blue go at it, each pretending to be the saviors. Both sides equally pathetic and responsible for the current state of this country.

      America doing its best to keep reinforcing the global image of its people as ugly, arrogant & ignorant.

    4. UA-NYC Diamond

      Says the "MAGA!" mouth breathing poster.

      News flash - the rest of the world looks at the US, and (rightfully) realizes there is only one pathetic side that tried to overturn the last legitimate election, took rights away from women (even as the world goes in the opposite direction), basically denies climate change, etc.

    5. Big AL Guest

      News Flash - Im not American and give zero about your nation.

      Go ask the world what they think of you and your kind.

    6. UA-NYC Guest

      Wow - not even American and yet throwing around MAGA like some low information Alabaman? What a wanker.

  19. MildMidwesterner Gold

    Trump's 757 is an amazing plane. It can hold 1,000 passengers -- more than any other plane. And all of them are in lie-flat, first class seats with doors. The range is incredible, too. The plane can fly around the world, nonstop, and the crews -- the crews are fantastic, the best -- they never need rest periods. The FAA said they've never seen anything like it. It's tremendous, I tell you.

    1. Bo Guest

      The FAA director came to me with tears in his eyes and said “Sir, that is the most beautiful plane I have ever seen”

  20. Stan Guest

    It should be called Turd Force One or Trump Farce One

  21. Ray Guest

    The 757 is a solid private aeroplane, I'll give him that. Increase the range to ~13,000 km and that'd be perfect for me. Though it appears not even the much newer ACJ321neo can achieve that...

  22. D3kingg Guest

    That plane has increased in value because the interior is decked out in Gold and the price of gold has risen substantially since the aircraft was built.

  23. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    I'm surprised Delta didn't offer to buy the used 757 since Delta likes buying old aircraft. In all seriousness, the 757 is a great plane. Arguably the best Boeing plane. Politics aside, Trump is something of an aviation geek.

    1. Leo Liang Guest

      Yeah, he knew the substandard quality of catering out of LGA to the extent that he make his Hotel cater for his meal onboard the private jet.

    2. kenindfw Guest

      I didn't know McDonalds catered? Hmmm.

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MildMidwesterner Gold

Trump's 757 is an amazing plane. It can hold 1,000 passengers -- more than any other plane. And all of them are in lie-flat, first class seats with doors. The range is incredible, too. The plane can fly around the world, nonstop, and the crews -- the crews are fantastic, the best -- they never need rest periods. The FAA said they've never seen anything like it. It's tremendous, I tell you.

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FMLAX Guest

"Presidnet."

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TravelinWilly Diamond

It’s called The Piglet Express, but that’s only when Ivanka is on it. Otherwise it’s The Flying Corruption Shitball.

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