You won’t find the president of the United States waiting at the airport to catch a flight. He has his own airplane, called Air Force One. Now, a reproduction of this plane at Maryland’s National Harbor will give you a close-up view of how the president travels.
It's been said one of the best perks of being president is having access to your own private 747.
It’s an exhibit like no other. If you’re looking to get the best Instagram pictures and learn a little bit about history, the Air Force One Experience at National Harbor is the place to visit.
Howie Franklin served five US presidents as Chief Steward on Air Force One. He served Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His in-dept knowledge led him to help recreate the famed plane which is about to go on display to the public.
A full-size replica of the aircraft that carries the president of the United States on trips across the country and around the world will be on display at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington through the holiday season.
TODAY | By: Savannah Guthrie reports
A full-sized replica of Air Force One was spotted on the National Harbor in Washington, D.C., as part of a new exhibit called the Air Force One Experience. Visitors will be able to go on 90-minute tours of the plane beginning in two weeks. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie reports.
A replica of Air Force One traveled down the Potomac River on Monday morning on its way to a new exhibit at the National Harbor.
The “Air Force One Experience” exhibit will include tours of the plane and presidential artifacts stretching back to the days of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign for the air craft carrying the U.S. President.
Billed as a “one-of-a-kind” tour, the “Air Force One Experience” opens Oct. 19 and is located just south of Washington D.C. in Oxon Hill, Md.
The tour lasts approximately one hour and is part of The Children’s Democracy Project, an initiative to get children to experience democracy in action.
According to the Washington Business Journal, the “Air Force One Experience” features a full-size Boeing 747 replica of the U.S. presidential plane and is being transported via barge to the National Harbor from Rhode Island, where the plane was refurbished. It is scheduled to stay at the National Harbor through the holiday season.
A new Air Force One replica, currently on display in Rhode Island until the end of October and headed next to New York, meticulously recreates the president's own personal 747.
American history enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see a full-size replica of the “Flying White House” and learn about the nation’s most prominent airplane for a limited time at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown.
The exhibit is a life-sized re-creation of Air For One constructed by the Children's Democracy Project. Created to inspire the next generation of leaders, the Air Force One Experience aims to connect children with the principles of American democracy through a relatable and exciting experience.
The image is among the most indelible of any American presidency: The commander-in-chief and first lady emerging with a wave from Air Force One.
The plane, a Boeing 747 remodeled to match Air Force One, includes a corridor with photos of US presidents, a conference room, a medical annex, a private office for the president, and living quarters for the president and first family to use while traveling abroad, the organization said.
The replica Air Force One jet includes exact recreations of the rooms inside the president's plane, down to the carpet selection.
Time was, the only way to guarantee a seat on Air Force One was to get 270 electoral votes. But for the next six weeks, thanks to an organization called the Children’s Democracy Project, all it will take is a drive to Quonset Point and $17.50 if you’re adult, or $10 if you’re a child aged 5 to 12.
An exact replica of the new Airforce One will be on display now through Halloween in Rhode Island, and you can see it for free!
An exact replica of Air Force One, serving as a museum and learning center, is on display in Rhode Island
The Boeing 747 is made to look exactly like the plane currently in use by President Donald Trump which served Presidents Obama and Bush as well. It will remain in Rhode Island till the end of October and will be taken next to New York before going onto its final destination of DC
The replica of the presidential plane is on display before it starts a national tour.
The outside of the 747 is painted the same as Air Force One, and with the help of longtime flight steward Howie Franklin, the inside has been recreated exactly like the current aircraft. He says serving for five presidents as steward for 18 years gave him a sense of the power of the appearance of Air Force One.
The Children’s Democracy Project worked with a team of Air Force One stewards who served under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush to recreate the aircraft with historical precision.
It’s incredibly difficult to get aboard Air Force One and it’s not generally open to public tours.