The smallest aircraft that used the Air Force One call sign. One of several Aero Commander L-26B s purchased after US President Dwight Eisenhower had a heart attack and recovered at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania farm. The L-26 was one of the few executive transports that could handle the farm's 2,200 ft grass runway. Recently restored, this only airworthy example is owned by the Commemorative Air Force.
This 1973 Commander was seen at Elstree in 1977. It stayed on the UK register until 1982 when it was exported to Zaire as 9Q-CZH. It was deregistered by 1988, its fate remains unknown. Scanned from a slide.