Take a flight on Eisenhower’s AIR FORCE ONE. Rides are a great history lesson, a memorable date, or unique Stocking Stuffer.
About This Deal
Fly on AIR FORCE ONE used by President Eisenhower
The Standard Ride on Eisenhower's AIR FORCE ONE is a full one hour experience. You'll receive ground instruction and a short history of the plane and how it was used by the White House. There will be plenty of time to get pictures in the President's seat or cockpit. Then you'll take off around the DFW area. The flight time averages about 30 minutes depending on local air traffic control. The flight path will allow you to see downtown Dallas, Fair Park, White Rock Lake, South Fork Ranch, or maybe even your house. All Standard Rides are for three riders so plan on bringing a friend or family.
Extended Flight on Ike's AIR FORCE ONE
The Extended Ride on Ike's AIR FORCE ONE is a 1.5 hours experience. You'll receive ground instruction and a short history of the plane and how it was used by the White House. There will be plenty of time to get pictures in the President's seat or cockpit. Then you'll take off around the DFW area. The flight time averages about 50 minutes depending on local air traffic control. The flight path will allow you to see downtown Dallas, Fort Worth, Cowboy Stadium, Fair Park, or maybe even your house. All Extended Rides are for three riders so plan on bringing a friend or family.
"Ike's Bird" is a twin-engine plane used by the Eisenhower Administration. This is NOT a replica. It's the actual aircraft used by the White House. This plane has the distinction of being the smallest aircraft ever to use the AIR FORCE ONE call sign. The White House needed a small plane to move the President on short trips, especially to his farm in Gettysburg, PA. That mission is now accomplished by Marine One... a helicopter. But back then the helicopter was not safe enough for the President. So the Air Force bought this plane and named it "Ike's Bird". It was used by the President, Vice President, Cabinet officials, First Family and White House staff. Many famous people flew on the L-26B, including President-Elect JFK.
There are three rider seats on the plane. They are the President's seat, First Lady's seat and Co-pilot's seat. All three seats are available on each flight. Purchasers may fly alone, or can bring up to two guests. In some instances (depending on weight limitations) we can add a fourth rider. The fourth guest seat is especially good for when families fly together with small children. Bring them along for a great history lesson. Or you may want to bring a special someone and fly with just the two of you for an unforgettable date.
"Ike's Bird" is based at Dallas Executive Airport. Flights will originate from there. There is a nice restaurant / bar in the Terminal at airport. It's a great place to meet friends, have dinner, or grab a drink after the flight.
You will have 12 months from your date of purchase to schedule and take your ride. This is especially helpful when you purchase a ride as a gift... allowing the gift receiver to schedule at their convenience. Seventy-five percent (75%) of your ride cost is tax-deductible.
Need To Know
About Commemorative Air Force Ike's Bird
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) owns and operates the largest collection of flying WWII aircraft in the world. Its 11,000 members are spread throughout the US and across the globe. Over 80 local units operate the 170 historic aircraft in the collection, and most still fly. The international headquarters of the CAF is at Dallas Executive Airport where they are building the National Aviation Education Center. CAF members are dedicated and passionate about keeping the planes flying as a living memorial to our veterans, and to educate future generations.