See Inside Trump’s Prized $100 Million Boeing 757 VIP Private Jet

But, as a multi-billionaire and business tycoon, Air Force One was not Trump’s first time using an enormous private jet.

Trump on board his Boeing 757 private jet.

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…a Boeing 727 tri-jet…

Trump's Boeing 727 tri-jet.

Trump put the plane up for sale in 2009.

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The 757 first flew in 1991 and was previously operated by defunct carriers Sterling Airways in Denmark and TAESA Airlines in Mexico.

Trump's 757 when it flew for Sterling Airlines.

Trump’s 757 when it flew for Sterling Airlines.

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It also spent time as a corporate aircraft for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen before being sold to Trump.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (L).

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Registered N757AF, Trump bought the 31-year-old plane in 2011 for a reported $100 million and it became an icon at his 2016 campaign rallies all over the US.

Trump at a rally with the 757 in the back.


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And, it was no secret whose plane was flying overhead as it sported a giant “T” on the tail and “TRUMP” written in large letters on the fuselage.

Trump's 757 flying.

Trump eventually painted the “Trump” letters gold.

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However, when Trump won the presidency in 2016, he was required to use the government transport fleet while in office.

Donald and Melania Trump walking off Air Force One.


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In 2019, the plane was parked at Stewart International Airport in New York, where it sat for two years before flying to Louisiana in November 2021 for refurbishment.

Trump's 757 parked at Stewart International Airport in New York.

Trump’s 757 parked at Stewart International Airport in New York.

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Although Trump initially said the plane would re-enter service at the end of 2021, it is finally back as of July 2022.

The new paint job on Trump's 757.

Trump’s 757 getting a new paint job.

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Company president Tyson Grenzebach told local outlet 7News in July that the job took 40 people and about a month to complete.

Trump's 757 getting a new paint job.

Trump’s 757 getting a new paint job.

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“Excellence requested, excellence delivered!” Grenzebach told Insider. “The great men and women of Landlocked Aviation are proud to always deliver superior aircraft refinishing work while providing exceptional customer service.”

Trump's 757 getting a paint job.

Trump’s 757 going into Landlocked Aviation’s paint shop.

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Entering from the back of the jet, you’ll first see inside the galley complete with glassware, a sink, and coffee makers, creating a small kitchen.

The aft galley of Trump's 757.


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Beyond the galley are a first class cabin and a dining area with loungers and a couch…

Trump's 757 dining room.

Behind the dining area through the door is the first class cabin (far left).

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…and a table with four chairs, which Trump regularly conducts interviews from.

Trump's 757 main lounge.


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Amanda Miller, the Trump Organization’s SVP of marketing & corporate communications, said in a 2011 video tour that the seatbelts and other finishes are 24K gold-plated…

Trump's 757.


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…and the headrests and pillows have been etched with the Trump family crest.

The Trump family crest.


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Moving through the jet, passengers will find the main lounge, which features seats, a couch, and the SkyTheater with a 57″ TV and sound system that replicates a “Hollywood screening room,” Miller said.

Trump's 757 theater room couch.

Pictured is the main lounge’s couch.

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