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Columbine II, a Constellation, was used to transport President Eisenhower from 1952 thru 1954 until the modified Constellation (Columbine III) was finished.

Columbine II was the first aircraft to have the designation of "Air Force One" when the President was aboard. While transporting the President in 1952, air traffic control personnel confused Air Force 8610 (it's original designation) and Eastern Air 8610 which was flying in the same control area. For safety reasons it was decided that the designation of Air Force One should be used for any aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

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