President Obama is on a visit to India. Our photographer Uday Krishna caught the two VC-25A that transported the President, tail numbers 28000 and 29000 more commonly known as Air Force One on their approach to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport.
The President is on one aircraft and the other serves as a back-up.
The two aircraft are maintained at the 89th Airlift Wing, Presidential Airlift Group (PAG) based at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland just outside Washington DC.
When the President is not on board, these aircraft normally use the call sign SAM 28000 or SAM 29000. SAM standing for Special Air Mission and then the tail numbers.