TWO CHANCES TO SEE SIGNATURE AIRCRAFT
Vice President Mike Pence will stop in Anchorage this afternoon. Air Force II will be landing at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson at approximately 5 pm, as the vice president and his wife Karen make their way to Japan and then South Korea for the start of the Winter Olympics.
Typically, the aircraft is accompanied by F-16s. Airspace in the area will have temporary flight restrictions (TFR) and Merrill Field is likely to be affected.
After landing, Pence will take in a Northern Command briefing with aerospace and missile defense leadership and then tour the Alaska Command and Control Center.
At 6:45 pm, the vice president’s plane will depart for Tokyo, Japan before heading to PyeongChang for the opening ceremonies, which start Friday.
Height: 44 feet, 6 inches (11.02 meters)
Wingspan: 124 feet, 8 inches (37.99 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 255,000 pounds (115,668 kilograms)
Range: 5,500 nautical miles unrefueled range
Ceiling: 42,000 feet (12,727 meters)
Speed: 530 miles per hour (Mach 0.8)
Load: 45 passengers
Unit Cost: Unavailable
Crew: 16 (varies with mission)
Date Deployed: June 19, 1998
Inventory: Active force, 4
2. The second section is a fully enclosed stateroom for the use of the primary passenger. It
includes a changing area, private lavatory, separate entertainment system, two first-class
swivel seats and a convertible divan that seats three and folds out to a bed.
3. The third section contains the conference and staff facility with eight business class seats.
4. The rear section of the cabin contains general seating with 32 business-class seats, galley,
two lavatories and closets.