As everyone knows, the U.S. President’s term automatically expires this Wednesday at 12:00 noon by operation of law whether or not the oathtaking is finished or not. (If, God forbid, the oathtaking is not finished, it lapses into a temporary vacuum … well, not a vacuum but a succession line; there is no holdover po.).
Unprecedentedly, instead of allowing the jet to be on standby for any emergency for the would-be new President on Wednesday, Trump is going to use it to fly to Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida.
Here is the legal advice to the U.S. AF pilot and crew on Air Force One:
1.Make sure not to deviate from the flight plan.
2.Any instructions from Trump to deviate from the flight plan or to cause you to be still airborne at 12:00 noon Wednesday should not be followed. (Just politely say it would result in a situation that would not be tenable and that would be contrary to law)
3.It would be easier to escort Trump off the jet on or before 12:00 noon Wednesday if it is already on the ground.
4.You would find that it is useful and beneficial for everyone concerned for the jet not to be airborne at 12:00 noon Wednesday as it is inconvenient to strap Trump with a parachute.
See video below for instructions: