AUSTIN (KXAN) - The world's most famous aircraft will be touching down Thursday afternoon at Austin Bergstrom International Airport, so here are few fun facts about the president's jumbo jet:
Technically, any airplane that carries the president is given the call sign Air Force One. But it's the amped-up Boeing 747-200B series aircraft with "United States of America" and presidential seal on the fuselage that's most associated with presidential air travel.
The plane measures 231 feet and 5 inches long and is run by a crew of 26. Inside, there is 4,000 feet of floor space divided up among three levels. The plane provides the president with something of an oval office in the sky.
There's also a medical center that could serve as an operating room, if needed.
The aircraft is under the management of the Presidential Airlift Group, which was established in 1944 during Franklin Roosevelt's administration. Then it was called the Presidential Pilot Office.
The planes serving as Air Force One were propeller driven until 1962 when President John F. Kennedy's was a modified Boeing 707. The craft used by President Obama was delivered to the White House in 1990 during George H.W. Bush's administration.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.