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Obama to Take One Last Flight on Air Force 1 as Ex-President

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One on April 24, 2016.

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One on April 24, 2016.

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Washington (AP) -- He won't be president anymore, but Barack Obama will take one last flight on the presidential plane next week before handing it over to Donald Trump.

Outgoing presidents traditionally are allowed one final flight on the famed blue-and-white aircraft. President George W. Bush used it to fly to Midland, Texas, with his wife and family just after Obama was inaugurated.