The VC-9 jet that served for 30 years as Air Force Two flew in and took its place at the Air Mobility Command Museum Thursday, Aug. 18.


The VC-9 jet that served for 30 years as Air Force Two flew in and took its place at the Air Mobility Command Museum Thursday, Aug. 18.

After circling the Dover Air Force Base before landing around 1 p.m., the jet was welcomed to the AMC Museum by an archway of water sprayed from two fire trucks from the air base.

Former presidents Ronald Regan and Bill Clinton were at various times aboard this very plane, making it Air Force One for those flights, but this specific jet was used primarily to transport vice presidents such as George H. Bush, Al Gore, Dan Quayle and Walter Mondale.

When a Boeing 757 took its place in the Presidential Fleet in 2005 the jet that can fly at 565 mph at 35,000 feet was transferred to the USAF reserve.