top of page

Give a Gift Certificate for a ride on

President Eisenhower's Twin-Engine 1955


In Dallas, TX

Ike and Draper.JPG

The smallest plane ever to be used as AIR FORCE ONE.

BEST Gift Ever...
A Ride on
President Eisenhower's


$495 for three passenger seats.
That's a $240 Discount off
the retail price (regularly $735).   SAVE 33%...


One rider sits in the cockpit next to the pilot.

Two riders sit in the main cabin on the President's Seat. 

You can now gift a flight on President Eisenhower’s Twin-Engine AIR FORCE ONE to your favorite person.   Imagine their thrill while sitting in the President’s seat as they soar over the DFW Metro area.  


Your loved one will remember this as a once-in-a-lifetime gift and experience.


Surprise the heck out of that hard-to-buy-for person. 


And because there are three seats on each flight, you get to go along with them on the ride…  

Three passenger seats are available on each flight.  Two are on the President's bench seat across the back.  There's plenty of room there... after all, he was the President. The third seat is in the cockpit next to the pilot.  There you have a great view and can watch the instruments and the pilot flying the plane.

Limited Supply...  so ACT TODAY

You must act today.   The plane cannot accommodate an unlimited number of flights.    Act quick to secure one of the limited number of slots.    Last year was the first year of offering Gift Certificates and the inventory sold out quickly.  

Rider seats.png

SAVE $240 when you book online..

The regular retail price for these seats at our summer airshows is $735 ($245 each).   You save 33% when buying a Gift Certificate online.

"Ike's Bird" Aero Commander L-26B

Gift Cert.png

Your Holiday Gift Certificate will arrive in the mail and can be gift wrapped and placed under the tree.  The package includes this colorful Gift Certificate with their name, an 8x10 color photo of the plane, plus an "Ike's Bird" pin. 


President Eisenhower exiting the "Ike's Bird" Aero Commander at his Gettysburg, PA farm in 1955.

This authentic aircraft was used exclusively by the White House starting in 1955 while Ike was President. It carried the highest officials of our land on short range trips from the Washington DC area.   The plane was discovered in the late 90’s and began a total restoration to flight status.   The plane is now flying with the Commemorative Air Force out of Dallas Executive Airport.  

More about "Ike's Bird" history...

IMG_6834 (002).jpg
IMG_4946 (002).jpg
IMG_8454 (002).jpg
Cockpit 2.jpg

Here’s a few things for you to know about our Gift Certificates:

  • A limited number of Gift Certificates for a flight aboard this historic aircraft are available.  

  • The Certificates can be redeemed anytime over the next 24 months.  

  • The plane holds three passengers, two together on the President’s bench seat, and one in the cockpit in the Co-pilots seat.  

  • Your Gift Certificate will come in the mail ready for you to surprise your loved one on Christmas Day.   The gift package includes a colorful Gift Certificate with their name printed on it, an 8x10 color picture of the airplane, and an "Ike’s Bird" hat and pin.   

  • The flight experience lasts about an hour and includes 25 minutes in the air. All flights originate out of Dallas Executive Airport at the Headquarters of the Commemorative Air Force. 

  • To redeem your Gift Certificate and schedule your flight, just email us a couple of flight time options and we can get you all set up to fly.

  • All flights are conducted by professional pilots.    


More FAQ’s are available here…

These flights are sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force.  The CAF is the largest flying museum in the world.  Relive history, honor our veterans and preserve aviation history.   By purchasing a ride on this aircraft you are helping to fund and keep these priceless aircraft flying.   The CAF is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Texas corporation.  The CAF was founded in Texas in 1957, and now has over 12,000 members and volunteers worldwide.  


Thanks for your support...

CAF_Full Colo-Clearback.png
bottom of page