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Update: C-20B VIP transport aircraft arrival postponed

A U.S. Air Force C-20B from the 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., performs touch-and-go landings at Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., April 16, 2013. Atlantic City IAP is the home of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A U.S. Air Force C-20B from the 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., performs touch-and-go landings at Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., April 16, 2013. Atlantic City IAP is the home of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

DAYTON, Ohio --

UPDATE: The C-20B arrival, originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, has been postponed. We will send out an update when information is available.


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will add another aircraft to its presidential collection when the C-20B VIP transport aircraft arrives at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

 

Equipped with secure, worldwide communications, C-20Bs were assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and provided executive airlift to thousands of high-ranking government and Department of Defense officials for more than two decades. Capable of landing at smaller airfields, the C-20B provided an efficient way to transport smaller groups of very important people. During its long service, this aircraft carried President William J. Clinton and former Presidents James E. Carter, Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush. It also carried First Ladies, Secretaries of State and Defense, numerous other high-ranking government civilian and military personnel, and foreign dignitaries.

 

The public can view the aircraft landing from the museum grounds, which open at 9 a.m. Visitors must enter through the main museum entrance off of Springfield Street. The aircraft will make a pass over the museum prior to landing on the runway behind the museum. Traffic along Springfield Street near the museum’s entrance and along Woodman/Harshman Road may be congested due to the aircraft arrival.

 

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 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


 

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

 

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.

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