Inside Marine One

Most people will never have an opportunity to travel inside a helicopter. Those who have will tell you it’s loud and cramped. That is, of course, unless you are the President of the United States. The Marine helicopter he travels in is called Marine One and you can bet it’s not your run-of-the-mill ride.

This restored Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King was used to ferry Presidents Nixon and Ford before it was retired. Not a bad way to beat the rush hour traffic when you had to get somewhere fast. You can find it at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

An interesting note… When the President travels, there are several helicopters. He travels in one and his security detail,  staff and the press pool travel in several others. From the ground, there is no way to know certainly which aircraft he is in.

This restored Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King used to ferry President Nixon, then Ford before it was retired. Not a bad way to beat the rush hour traffic when you had to get somewhere fast. You can find it at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

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