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  • By Ty Greenlees

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will provide another unique opportunity for visitors to honor Presidents Day and the legacy of Special Air Mission (SAM) Presidential Transport aircraft through “Plane Talks” on Saturday, February 18 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to listen and interact with SAM subject matter experts located throughout the Presidential Gallery in the museum’s fourth building as they speak about this unique part of the Air Force mission. A Presidential trivia game with prizes, special artifacts, model aircraft, books and pins from the SAM mission will be on display with Plane Talks. 

The Presidential gallery offers visitors the opportunity to view an historic collection of presidential aircraft, and walk through four of them, including aircraft used by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower as well as the Boeing VC-137C also known as SAM (Special Air Mission) 26000, which was used by eight presidents -- Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton -- in addition to carrying heads of state, diplomats and other dignitaries and officials, on many historic journeys.

Plane Talks occurs a few times a year, bringing to life the development and service history of the aircraft and exhibits on display at the museum.

In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary.  Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate our storied history with special events and exhibits for visitors of all ages. Visit our website for more information at

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit      

Plane Talks is supported in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation and its partner, CareSource. 
*Federal endorsement not implied.    

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.