Tuesday 12 December 2017

Air Force Trump: Inside Donald Trump's $100m Boeing 757

The $100 million plane

Donald Trump's plane prepares to land ahead of the 2016 Iowa Caucus. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Donald Trump's plane prepares to land ahead of the 2016 Iowa Caucus. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Amanda Miller of The Apprentice inside Donald Trump's Boeing 757. Screengrab: YouTube/Trump
‘I love Ireland. I love Irish people.' Donald Trump on the red carpet in Shannon Airport in 2014. Photo: Sean Curtin
Trump's bedroom on his Boeing 757. Screengrab: YouTube/Trump
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Sacramento, California on June 01, 2016. Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

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It's one of the most famous private jets in the skies, but what's it really like inside Donald Trump's Boeing 757?

Donald Trump reportedly calls it his 'T-bird'.

The presidential candidate's luxurious private jet, bought and fitted for a whopping $100 million, seats 43 passengers and has a 16-hour range.

The 727-200 is powered by Rolls Royce RB211 turbofan engines.

And yes, there will be bling: onboard features include 24-carat gold-plated seatbelts and sinks, and white leather seats embossed with the Trump family crest.

Amanda Miller of The Apprentice gave this video tour for the official Trump YouTube channel shortly after the jet was bought and fitted in 2011:

The details are as Donald as you can imagine.

A main lounge features a 'theatre' system, including 57-inch screen, 1,000 movies on demand, "and the sound system of a top Hollywood screening room," as Ms Miller puts it, before relaxing with a bag of snacks and smiling away to the slightly surreal soundtrack of a burst of machine-gun fire.

Trump's bedroom (below) has "yards and yards" of gold silk adorning the walls, a custom headboard and comforter, and a custom-designed theatre system.

A master bathroom features a shower and 24-carat gold-plated sink.

Trump's bedroom on his Boeing 757. Screengrab: YouTube/Trump
Trump's bedroom on his Boeing 757. Screengrab: YouTube/Trump

A guest room is opulently wood-panelled, with its own entertainment system and a mohair divan that converts into a full-sized bed for use on extended trips.

Trump's jet was previously owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and was bought to replace an earlier Boeing, a smaller 727, in 2011.

The plane originally dates from 1991, and ironically, once served as a commercial airline in Mexico, according to a New York Times report.

The plane touched down to a red carpet reception at Shannon Airport in 2014, following Trump's acquisition of the then Doonbeg Lodge.

‘I love Ireland. I love Irish people.' Donald Trump on the red carpet in Shannon Airport in 2014. Photo: Sean Curtin
‘I love Ireland. I love Irish people.' Donald Trump on the red carpet in Shannon Airport in 2014. Photo: Sean Curtin

The plane has also been referred to as Trump Force One.

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