We should save Ike's plane

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I just read the article about Air Force One – President Eisenhower’s former plane – that is rusting away in a field in Arizona. Efforts to sell it apparently have been unsuccessful.

The city of Augusta, and particularly the Augusta National Golf Club, are missing a wonderful, golden opportunity if they don’t buy it, have it restored and put on display in one of the green, grassy fields at the National.

This was the airplane in which the president flew here to visit friends and play golf at his second home. What a great attraction it would be. I’d be out to see it in a minute. I’d even kick in a buck or two to help finance the project.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/25/13 - 04:19 am
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Won't Happen at The National

"The city of Augusta, and particularly the Augusta National Golf Club, are missing a wonderful, golden opportunity if they don’t buy it, have it restored and put on display in one of the green, grassy fields at the National."

Saving the plane is not a bad idea, but it would have to be cut into pieces to bring here. However don't even think it would end up at the National. That would be like hanging half tires painted white with flowers in them from the White House porch.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/25/13 - 07:26 am
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Why didn't the IKE presidential library save the plane?
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Why didn't the IKE presidential library save the plane?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/25/13 - 07:27 am
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Obviously someone in IKE's family did not see the value?
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Obviously someone in IKE's family did not see the value?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/25/13 - 07:28 am
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We could put it down on the RiverWalk with the Master's Statues
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The ones that would represent ALL of the Master's Champs. LOL LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/25/13 - 07:30 am
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Why not buy it yourself? Your battle, your prize.
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Why not buy it yourself? Your battle, your prize.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/25/13 - 07:31 am
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I have some OBAMA Play Money if you are interested.
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I have some OBAMA Play Money if you are interested.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 07/25/13 - 08:37 am
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Augusta National?

No. But it would be a great attraction for Augusta Regional Airport, where Eisenhower arrived.

Unfortunately, the move and the subsequent maintenance is a very expensive proposition. It could very well quickly lose favor and become an eyesore.

Again, it would be a great display at the airport. Just having a refurbished “Connie” would be neat, but to have the first Air Force One! Wow!

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/25/13 - 12:00 pm
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Plane

I have a picture of me at 8 yrs old with my mom holding my brand new sister, in front of the plane when President Eisenhower was here one time. 1960

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/25/13 - 09:02 pm
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Rust

From Mr. Brotherton's letter:

I just read the article about Air Force One – President Eisenhower’s former plane – that is rusting away in a field in Arizona.

If they bring it to Augusta, it will rust ten times faster in our humidity than in that dry air in Arizona.

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