On Monday May 3, 2021, President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden arrived at Hampton Roads Executive Airport. The President spoke at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth. The President and First Lady were in coastal Virginia to promote his plans to increase spending on education and children, part of his $1.8 trillion Families Proposal announced the prior week.
Hampton Roads Executive Airport was selected to host the President's arrival and motorcade based on its central location and ease of access to all Hampton Roads cities, as well as excellent airport security and extensive infrastructure. Hosting the Presidential aircraft fleet, including 3 MV22 Tilt Rotors and 2 VH60 VIP Black Hawk helicopters ("Marine One") was an honor for both staff and tenants.
The airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly. An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. Those things aren't destructible.