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    747-800 Air Force One

    Curious how many people would be interested in a 747-800 United States Air Force with all it's custom features and entry ways. I remember back in FSX days there was an AF1 via the 747-4F. Would love a full fidelity module and I myself would be willing to pay for the standalone expansion.
    Jeremy Krantz

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    You do realize they can't have the model without the licensing to do so, right? Seeing as the actual 747-8 hasn't been fully fitted yet as far as I'm aware, there wouldn't be any data for it as far as configuration, and even then, I'd be surprised if they could get the licensing to do it.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      #3
      Originally posted by Krayons213 View Post
      Curious how many people would be interested in a 747-800 United States Air Force with all it's custom features and entry ways. I remember back in FSX days there was an AF1 via the 747-4F. Would love a full fidelity module and I myself would be willing to pay for the standalone expansion.
      Jeremy, there is no such thing as a Boeing B747-800. The new aircraft will be a B747-8, but it will be so modified as to be a different certification process and will be called the VC-25B. There is no AF1 aircraft per se. Any aircraft that the President is flying on is AF1, when Biden goes home to Delaware, a 30 min hop, he is flying on a modified B757 and has callsign AF1 when he is on it. Only exception is when he is on a helicopter and then it becomes Marine One.

      Any livery to turn a B748 into a VC-25B will by necessity just be cosmetic and it won't be accurate either. There is a lot of stuff attached and buried just below the skin that will remain classified.
      Dan Downs KCRP
      i7-10700K 32GB 3600MHz 2080Ti

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        #4
        There's a livery for the 747-8 in the Operation Center, but obviously that is only for the visuals, not having any of the interesting features that the real one will get.
        Anton Vind
        CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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          #5
          Originally posted by DDowns View Post

          Jeremy, there is no such thing as a Boeing B747-800. The new aircraft will be a B747-8, but it will be so modified as to be a different certification process and will be called the VC-25B. There is no AF1 aircraft per se. Any aircraft that the President is flying on is AF1, when Biden goes home to Delaware, a 30 min hop, he is flying on a modified B757 and has callsign AF1 when he is on it. Only exception is when he is on a helicopter and then it becomes Marine One.

          Any livery to turn a B748 into a VC-25B will by necessity just be cosmetic and it won't be accurate either. There is a lot of stuff attached and buried just below the skin that will remain classified.
          Actually, I don’t think Marine One is the only exception. I think it depends which Military Service flies the President, it just so happens that the Air Force and Marines are the ones that do it. If my memory serves me right, I think a United Airlines Aircraft flew him once and it was called Executive One (I could be wrong about this one).
          Rafael Cordoves

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            #6
            Yeah if it's not the Air Force then it's "Executive One."
            Anton Vind
            CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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              #7
              Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
              You do realize they can't have the model without the licensing to do so, right? Seeing as the actual 747-8 hasn't been fully fitted yet as far as I'm aware, there wouldn't be any data for it as far as configuration, and even then, I'd be surprised if they could get the licensing to do it.
              Really! You need a license to make a livery?? Who are the livery police / lawyers that will scroll the site for unauthorized AF1? I mean, someone just make an Air Force 1 for the 747-8.

              EDIT BY MOD. Removed political comment
              Paul Gugliotta

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                #8
                Gents,

                Please leave politics out of it. I have removed the portion of the post regarding the political comment.

                Normally no one needs a license to do a livery. However there are cases that some companies like Disney have requested in the past from users to remove liveries that have created for copyright reasons
                Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                PMDG Technical Support
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Paulyg123 View Post
                  Really! You need a license to make a livery?? Who are the livery police / lawyers that will scroll the site for unauthorized AF1? I mean, someone just make an Air Force 1 for the 747-8.
                  His original post stated:
                  Originally posted by Krayons213 View Post
                  Curious how many people would be interested in a 747-800 United States Air Force with all it's custom features and entry ways. I remember back in FSX days there was an AF1 via the 747-4F. Would love a full fidelity module and I myself would be willing to pay for the standalone expansion.
                  The last sentence alone made it appear as though he was expecting a separate fully simulated model rather than just the livery, which is why I said they can't make the MODEL without the licensing to do so. I didn't make any mention of the livery itself.
                  Captain Kevin

                  Kevin Yang

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