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Original Air Force One to fly over S. Arizona

Posted at 9:16 PM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 08:24:56-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A piece of history will fly over Southern Arizona Monday morning.

The Original Air Force One, which flew President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is leaving Marana Regional Airport for its new home in Virginia. 

After a decade in Southern Arizona and months of work by mechanics with Dynamic Aviation, the historic Air Force One, called Columbine II, is ready to fly. Dynamic Aviation mechanics will continue restoration work in Virginia.

They hope to not only keep the plane in the air but also restore vintage fixtures to return it to its hey-day when it carried the world's most powerful leaders. 

The Columbine II's flight is scheduled to take place between 8a.m. and 10a.m. Monday.

Read more about the history of the Columbine II and how it became the first Air Force One here.