The Flying Roosevelts

January 25, 1982 – October 31, 1983

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Independence Ave. Lobby, Gallery 108, 1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

On view are 23 photographs revealing FDR's association, on a personal and official level, with aircraft between 1918 and 1945. The 1st presidential candidate to use an airplane, he made heavy use of air travel throughout his presidency. He was the 1st president to be assigned a presidential plane. (Dubbed the Sacred Cow by journalists, the C-54C, equipped with an elevator for FDR's wheelchair, is in the Smithsonian Collections and is currently on loan to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.)

Free FDR Centennial booklet

Related exhibitions:

  • Mary McLeon Bethune & Roosevelt's 'Black Cabinet' at Anacostia
  • Five Distinguished Alumni at Hirshhorn
  • Roosevelt's America: New Deal Paintings and Perkins Harnly: From the Index of American Design at American Art
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt--The Intimate Presidency at American History
  • FDR: The Early Years at Portrait Gallery