Aircraft 61-2490 Data

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1961 Lockheed VC-140B Jetstar C/N 1329-5024

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Latest photos of 61-2490
  • 61-2490 - Brig. General James U. Cross (retired) stands with one of the JetStar he piloted for President Johnson.  The photo was made on the LBJ Ranch taxiway with Texas White House in background. - by Russ Whitlock by Russ Whitlock
  • 61-2490 - JetStar returns to the LBJ Ranch, Texas where it will be on permanent display.  The aircraft served President Johnson and later president's until 1978. - by Russ Whitlock by Russ Whitlock
  • 61-2490 @ IGM - JetStar undergoing exterior restoration at Straube's in Kingman, AZ - by Russ Whitlock by Russ Whitlock @ IGM
  • 61-2490 @ 309 AMARG - Photo as stored at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson.  Plane set to be transferred to National Park Service at LBJ Ranch, Texas - by Russ Whitlock by Russ Whitlock @ 309 AMARG

Airframe Info

Model:VC-140B Jetstar    Search all Lockheed VC-140B Jetstar
Year built:1961
Construction Number (C/N):1329-5024
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:8
Number of Engines:4
Engine Type:Turbofan
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney J-60


Registration Number:61-2490
Current Status:to AMARC as CL0009 Apr 9, 1998


Owner:U.S. Air Force
United States

User Comments

Russ Whitlock, 2010-07-15 00:00:00
 JetStar, 61-2490 transfered from USAF @ 309 AMARG to National Park Service, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City, TX 78636 04/2010
Russ Whitlock, 2010-08-27 00:00:00
 Lockheed JetStar, 61-2490, transferred to National Park Service at Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch, Texas. Aircraft restored and on permanent display near Texas White House.
Russ Whitlock, 2010-09-03 00:00:00
 According to our research, the JetStar was delivered to the USAF in December 1961 and served presidents until 1978 when it was transferred to Executive Support. The aircraft was retired in 1987 with 17,699 flight hours.
Russ Whitlock, 2010-09-03 00:00:00

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