Obama's First Air Force One Trip: Comments On Pilot's Looks, Orders Dinner (VIDEO)

02/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In this segment from National Geographic's upcoming TV series "On Board Air Force One," President Obama boards his first flight on Air Force One--from Chicago to Washington, D.C., when he was still president-elect. He greets the pilot and says "You're the pilot of Air Force One? I've got to say, you're out of central casting. You're exactly what I want the pilot of Air Force One to look like. You look like Sam Shepard in 'The Right Stuff'."

He's then offered his first Air Force One meal. After a quick glance at the menu, Obama says he wants "to see how you guys do a burger," cooked medium-well, with cheddar cheese, dijon mustard (Grey Poupon--which he also likes in his tuna salad--will do), with lettuce and tomato. He also requests some salad or vegetables. When the waiter asks, "No fries?" He replies, "Oh, I'll still take the fries."



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