It’s ridiculously expensive to fly Air Force One

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US President Barack Obama walks with Secret Service agents from Air Force One upon his arrival in Manchester, New Hampshire, October 18, 2012.
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Taxpayers fork over $206,337 every hour the world’s most famous plane is in flight, according to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by the nonprofit Judicial Watch.

The FY15 cost per flying hour for Air Force One (VC-25A) includes “fuel, flight consumables, depot level repairables, aircraft overhaul, and engine overhaul,” according to the letter from the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command to Judicial Watch.

According to the National Taxpayer Union Foundation, President Barack Obama has traveled internationally more than any other president, and he has done it on the “mostexpensive-to-operate Air Force One to date.”

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The aging Air Force One and it’s twin decoy will be replaced with two Boeing’s 747-8 and are expected to be operational in 2020.