The First Air Force One

Columbine II was the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1954. As the presidential aircraft, Columbine II boasted an elegant interior with marble finishes.

After retiring from service as President Eisenhower’s Air Force One, Columbine II soon became overlooked and would eventually spend decades practically forgotten in the Arizona desert.

In 2015 Karl Stoltzfus, Sr., founder of Dynamic Aviation, purchased the aircraft in order to preserve it for future generations. Columbine II is the only privately-owned Air Force One in existence.

Manufacturer
Lockheed
Burbank, California

Model
C-121A

Date
1948

Serial Number
48-610