Flying Air Force One: A Firsthand Account

Our intrepid White House reporter tells what it’s like to travel aloft with presidents.

Here’s something they don’t tell you in journalism school: When you make it to the plum White House beat and get to ride on Air Force One, don’t stand under it for very long if you don’t have to. Why not? So you don’t risk losing your hair to the radiation emitted by the top secret technology hidden in the wings of the aircraft.

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Kenneth R. Bazinet
Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter