The Children’s Democracy has Project transformed a full-size Boeing 747 aircraft into an innovative educational experience. Our mission is to educate the next generation of American citizens about the importance of democracy, civic responsibility, and the right to vote.
The Air Force One Experience is an educational experience to inspire patriotism and curiosity in young people; and ultimately to empower them to reach their potential and make a positive difference in the world.
The Tour Experience
The Air Force One Experience is approximately a 60-minute self-guided experience through an authentic Boeing plane. The tour is divided into three sections:
1. Aircraft Exterior. You will first learn about the plane exterior, a stunning re-creation of the authentic Air Force One (this is outdoors so please dress appropriately!).
2. History Annex. You will then enter the aircraft and explore the “History Annex” - a small exhibit on presidential travel - with the chance to see the Boeing 747 in an unfinished condition before it has been customized for presidential use.
3. Forward Cabin. Finally, you will enter the re-created forward cabin of Air Force One - including the Conference Room, the Presidential Office, and the sleeping quarters of the President.
IMPORTANT: The first part of the tour is outdoors, and appropriate cold weather attire is a must.
The Audio Tour
Please note the primary guide in your experience is the Audio Tour, narrated by Chief Master Sergeant Howie Franklin, head flight attendant for five consecutive presidents (President Ford, President Carter, President Reagan, President Bush, President Clinton).
Mr. Franklin relates historical information and personal stories into an entertaining and educational narrative.