Former Air Force Two DC-9 Auction

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A DC-9-32 owned by the U.S. Department of State is up for auction May 15, with a starting bid of $50,000 and, according to the seller, the aircraft was "part of Air Force Two" and "may have acted as Air Force One." According to auction documents provided by the government, "In the thirty years this aircraft was assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing (Feb 1975-Sep 2005) it flew Presidential missions." The document (PDF) does not specifically name individuals flown, but does list the positions those individuals held.

Missions flown in the jet include those for the Vice President, First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries and more. The auction is being conducted by GSA Auctions, a government sales partner. A GSA spokesperson contacted by AVweb confirmed that proceeds of the auction go back to the Treasury. The 1973 jet is located at Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport, Ariz., and interested parties may schedule an inspection appointment. According to GSA, "A $50,000 bid deposit is required and it will be converted to a performance bond for to [sic] assure parts removal." Find the auction listing here.