The President, C.J. Cregg, Will Bailey, and others are returning from a long flight overseas. As Air Force One is about to land, the indicator light for the nose wheel fails to come on, prompting pilot Colonel Jessie Weiskopf to call off the landing, and notify the President of the possibility of terrorism. The White House Press Corps is on board, therefore CJ and Will must keep the story under wraps, due to it being a world market event. This becomes a challenge when a F-16 Eagle jet is sent to inspect the nose wheel on AFO. Meanwhile on the ground, Josh is working with Congressman Tom Landis (R-MD) on legislation to Clean-up Chesapeake Bay, which angers Congressional Democrats. Toby meets with Congressman Mark Richardson (D-NY) who has introduced legislation to reinstate the draft, furthermore Toby notifies the Congressman a soldier from his constituency was killed in action in Equatorial Kundu. Donna works with members of the 1st Airlift Squadron, 89th Airlift Wing to learn about "... Written by
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Donna states that fuel on Air Force one is checked for proper levels of octane and water. Water is denser than jet fuel and would not mix in with Jet A, and water contamination is a serious concern with all commercially available jet fuel. Additionally, Jet A does not have an octane rating. Octane ratings measure resistance of fuel to autoignition regarding internal combustion engines. See more
[Air Force One
undergoes maintenance every day, whether the plane's gonna be flying or not. Every 154 days, the plane's completely taken apart and put back together again. 24 hours before wheels-up, fuel is sealed in a tank truck and guarded by sharpshooters. One hour before wheels-up, Air Force specialist drain off a gallon and analyze it for purity and the right levels of octane and water. The wiring - and this is gonna be an area - is shielded to protect it from a thermonuclear blast. ...
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more