People who wax nostalgic on the the '90s often forget how beige everything was. Everything was beige! And the 25-year-old Boeing airplanes currently flying under code name Air Force One are no exception. That's probably why those aircraft are finally getting a modern upgrade—too much beige!
The Air Force is asking for approximately $3 billion over the next five years to build a new fleet that will fly under the Air Force One banner, The New York Times reports. The planes that currently use the moniker–a pair of Boeing 747-200Bs, along with some smaller aircraft—debuted in 1990 during George H. W. Bush's presidency. And it shows! Look at these photos!
Phones with cords!
That je ne sais Laserdisc!
I feel like Zach Morris' cell phone just threw up in my mouth, as they say!
These relics of the beeper age will remain in use until 2023, when the new Air Force One aircrafts are expected to come into use. The new planes will reportedly be "spiffed up for the smartphone age," which is a super beige way of saying "nice and new." Beige bad! Down with beige!
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