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Joseph J. Sofet Air Force One Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-05-17-A
The Joseph J. Sofet Air Force One Collection is a small collection of materials collected by Col. Joseph J. Sofet, pilot for Air Force One aircraft, VC-137B SAM970 and VC-137C SAM26000. The collection includes clippings about Sofet and his career as a pilot for Air Force One and about SAM970; photocopies of images of Sofet and Air Force one aircraft; matchbook covers branded for Air Force One and the President of the United States; an undated color 8x10" photograph of SAM26000 signed by the crew, including Sofet; a program from the retirement ceremony of SAM970 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, 1996; and a DVD made in 2006 about Sofet.


  • circa 1960s-2006


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.1 Cubic Feet (1 expandable file folder)

Related Materials

VC-137B SAM970 is in the Museum of Flight's aircraft collection and VC-137C SAM26000 is at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The Museum of Flight archives also has the Robert H. Sokol VC-137B SAM970 and Holy Crown of King St. Stephen Ephemera (accession #2018-00-00-188); Donald Hall Air Force One Collection (accession #2010-04-06); Mike Machat Air Force One Collection (accession #1998-05-14); and the Rex and Sylvia Anderson VC-137B SAM970 Photographs (accession #2013-02-02).
Guide to the Joseph J. Sofet Air Force One Collection
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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