The President's escape pod is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the private escape shuttle used by the President of the United Federation during the Black Arms' invasion of earth.
The President's escape pod is a white and blue private jet with a large engine on each wing and horizontal stabilizer. Both the wings and horizontal stabilizer can turn into vertical positions, allowing direct vertical descent for the escape pod.
In Shadow the Hedgehog, the President's escape pod was first used when the Commander arrived to evacuate the President from the White House to a safer location, unaware that Shadow the Hedgehog was pursuing it on the orders of Black Doom.
In gameplay, the President's escape pod appears in Air Fleet, where it is being transported through the massive aircraft on a monorail track. In the Dark Mission for this stage, the player's objective is to destroy the escape pod in order to take down the human resistance. It is too far away for melee attacks, so the player must use firearms to reach it. According to the stage's mission, the player can use the junction switches to guide the escape pod down the most favorable paths. After taking too much damage, the escape pod is forced to land in the GUN Fortress.
- Sonic Team (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Air Fleet. "Tails: The black creatures are attacking the President's escape pod, you have to save him!"
- Sonic Team (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Area/Level: Air Fleet. "Tails: Shadow! We're in big trouble! The black creatures are after the President's escape pod!"