"And as we liftoff aboard Air Force One…the winds of freedom will be propelling my mission… As I fly westward over our majestic land, I go knowing that we´re witnessing an awakening to those self–evident truths to which our forefathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor."
– Ronald Reagan, April 23, 1986
Ronald Reagan accomplished many great things while in office - and he did so far outside the Oval Office. President Reagan’s vision of face–to–face diplomacy was paramount in his achievements in promoting peace and democracy around the globe.
When you visit the Reagan Library, you will step aboard this same Air Force One that flew President Reagan over 660,000 miles – to 26 foreign countries and 46 U.S. states – and you will learn how he changed the face of global diplomacy.
On Friday, December 1, 2017 the Air Force One Pavilion will close at 4:00 p.m., however the rest of the Reagan Museum will remain open until 5pm.
On Saturday, December 2nd, due to an all-day event in the Air Force One Pavilion, only the third floor of the Air Force One Pavilion will be open. Guests will still be able to tour through the plane, but will not be able to access the first or second floors of the building. The entire main Reagan Museum, Titanic and An American Christmas exhibits will remain open for touring.
Tickets may be purchased in advance to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Click here to learn more.
A closer look at the Air Force One Pavilion
This Flying White House, tail number 27000, served seven U.S Presidents from 1973 to 2001, including Presidents Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. For Ronald Reagan, this was the plane in which he hand-wrote many of his speeches, signed important legislation and even officially started the Daytona Beach, Florida NASCAR race via phone.
But the Air Force One Pavilion is about more than just his plane. View one of his presidential limousines and secret service suburbans as part of an exhibit on presidential motorcades. Experience the actual Irish pub from Ballyporeen, Ireland he visited on a diplomatic trip in 1984 which now sits within the Pavilion and serves as the Library’s snack shop. Explore a 120’ mural which represents all 22 aircraft that has ever flown a U.S. president. Walk around an actual Marine One helicopter that flew President Johnson.
The Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan Library is one of Southern California’s “must-see” destinations!
Air Force One 27000 is on loan from the United States Air Force.