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Air Force Museum Wants Current Air Force One For Collection

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio wants to add a current Air Force One to its collection.

The Dayton Daily News reports a new $40.8 million hangar at the museum near Dayton opens on Wednesday and officials say they've designed the 224,000-square-foot building with the idea of landing the presidential aircraft.

Museum historian Jeff Underwood says the facility has a "pretty good shot" at landing one of the two current VC-25s. That's the name designated for the planes.

Officials at the museum have been making sure the secretary of the Air Force understands how important it is to add one of the planes to its collection of presidential aircraft.

The final decision won't be made until the planes are retired within a decade.