New museum gives people a chance to experience “Air Force One”


It’s been said one the best perks of being president is having access to your own private 747.

Now a new museum near Washington DC giving people a chance to see what it’s like to fly on Air Force One.

It’s a plane unlike any other. A 747 equipped with a private office, bedroom, and conference center.
But this isn’t Air Force One.

It’s a replica, and now also a museum open to the public.

“It’s taken more than two years to put this together.”

Vicki Dendure is with the “Air Force One Experience”.

She says the museum is designed to entertain both kids and adults.

“It’s great for people who are interested in planes. It’s also great for anyone who’s interested in the history of how president’s have traveled”

The 747, which at one time flew for pan am, was stripped, repainted, and rebuilt.

As you can imagine, moving a 747 isn’t easy. Crews spent months planning a way to get this plane from Rhode Island to the Washington DC area.

The plane no longer flies…so it went by sea…on a barge… to it’s parking spot just about 10 miles  from where they keep the real thing.

At Joint Base Andrews, guests who pay between $10- 20 bucks will see the plane up close…and inside out. 

Moving towards the front of the plane…guests get a peek at what’s the president’s quarters are like.

Outside the plane, guests can even get close to moving turbines without getting hurt.

While it’s only a replica…the experience ensures everyone, not just the elected, have a chance to see the flying White House.

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