Obama’s Air Force One flight to Chicago cost $236,000
Obama took another personal trip to talk about health care reform in Chicago, this cost $236,000 on Air Force One (secret Service protection, motorcades and helicopter transports not included). Does Obama know when to and when not to use Air Force One. A Government Accounting Office report in 2000 showed Air Force One cost $54,100 to operate each flight hour, or almost $67,000 today.
Obama used Air Force One in a fly-over in New York, scaring the citizens, panicking workers and prompting complaints from local officials. Obama claimed he didn’t know the plane was being used…our smart president. That cost was more than $300,000, according to Air Force estimates.
Why didn’t Obama use a smaller jet like he did when he and Michelle used a Gulfstream for an evening “date night” in New York City? Because Obama has to bee seen, remember he wants to be a ‘Star’. Predicted Obama may take a trip to Hawaii sometime around Christmas and New Year’s. The round-trip from Washington to Honolulu on Air Force One would be roughly $1 million, according to the GAO estimates. According to my predictions and looking at the fact that Obama had taken 54 Air Force One flights, according to the White House. Using my math 54 x $236,000 works out to $12,744,000 in just 5 months! Add 5 more months that would be a popping $25,488,000
Should Obama start using other Jets for his trips or not?