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Take a look inside Donald Trump's private jet

It’s 24 years old, but has been seriously pimped out.

AS DONALD TRUMP’S campaign for the White House kicks into high gear, the bombastic billionaire will be jetting across America on his private Boeing 757-200 airliner.

Unlike most presidential candidates, Trump actually owns his campaign plane.

Trump Force One — as some have dubbed the jet — will be one of the most visible symbols of Trump’s run for the Oval Office.

The businessman has owned the Boeing airliner, registration N757FA, since 2011 and has customised the aircraft to his liking.

Have a closer look at Donald Trump’s personal Boeing 757-2J4ER jet.

although-the-donald-may-be-the-jets-current-owner-he-wasnt-its-first Source: AP

It first flew in May 1991. The brand new airliner was delivered to Sterling Airlines, a now defunct Danish low-cost carrier. A couple of years later, it found its way into the fleet of Mexico’s TAESA, also a now defunct airline.

In 1995, the jet was purchased by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. For the next 15 years, the Boeing served as a corporate runabout for the billionaire’s various interests.

In 2011, Trump took delivery of the then 20-year-old jet and added his personal touches at great expense.

in-2011-trump-took-delivery-of-the-then-20-year-old-jet-and-added-his-personal-touches-at-great-expense Source: YouTube

The current 757 took the place of Trump’s former plane — a Boeing 727 built in 1969.

the-boeing-757-is-powered-by-a-pair-of-rolls-royce-rb211-turbofan-engines Source: YouTube

The Boeing 757 is powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan engines.

Although it’s not the most fuel-efficient engine in the world, it is incredibly powerful. In fact, it’s earned a reputation among pilots for being a bit of a hotrod.

Up front, the Boeing is outfitted with a modern “glass cockpit.”

up-front-the-boeing-is-outfitted-with-a-modern-glass-cockpit Source: YouTube

In airline operations, the Boeing 757-200 can carry as many as 239 passengers, but Trump’s plane is configured for only 43.

in-airline-operations-the-boeing-757-200-can-carry-as-many-as-239-passengers-but-trumps-plane-is-configured-for-only-43 Source: YouTube

It has all of the features you’d expect Donald Trump to enjoy, such as a silk-lined master bedroom equipped with a big-screen entertainment system.

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The jet also boasts a bathroom with 24-karat gold fixtures and a shower.

-a-master-bath-with-24-karat-gold-fixtures-and- Source: YouTube

In fact, virtually every fixture in the plane is 24-karat gold plated – even the seat belts.

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The plane’s head rests and pillows are embroidered with the Trump family crest, while the seats have personal entertainment systems and convert into beds.

the-seats-have-personal-entertainment-systems-they-convert-into-beds Source: YouTube

There’s also a kitchen, dining room and private guest room.

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You can take the full tour here:

Source: Trump/YouTube

More information on the plane is available here.

- Benjamin Zhang

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