Air Force Two to go on display in Delaware

After 39 years of ferrying Vice Presidents, and sometimes even Presidents and First Ladies, the VC-9 jet, often referred to as Air Force Two, will take up permanent residence at the Air Mobility Command Museum outside Dover Air Force Base.

When former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were on board, the jet carried the call sign Air Force One, but it was mainly used by former Vice Presidents George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle and Walter Mondale.

The VC-9 was replaced in the presidential fleet by a Boeing 757 in 2005.  It was transferred to the U.S. Air Force Reserve at that time.

Leaders of the Air Mobility Command Museum hope the plane will draw more visitors to their facility.  WHYY got an inside look at the musuem last year:

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