Presidential Aircraft on the Move

The first plane built to fly US presidents and another that ferried eight commanders in chief are moving to a new hangar at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, on Saturday, according to a release. The public will be able to watch the VC-54C “Sacred Cow” that flew Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman and the VC-137C that flew John F. Kennedy’s body to Washington, D.C., being moved to the newly completed fourth hangar, weather permitting, beginning at 9 a.m. The aircraft were previously housed in a controlled-access area a mile away from the main museum. Only one in 10 visitors saw that display. The new 224,000 square foot building will hold 10 presidential aircraft, 4 of which will be open for walk-throughs, along with many others and is set to open June 8. (See the aircraft that have already been moved to the new hangar and check for upcoming moves here.)