Locals take in Air Force Two as Vice President Mike Pence visits La Crosse

One local mother and son make a memory as Air Force Two landed in La Crosse
Air Force Two

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse is not the largest city in Wisconsin but it plays host to some big names in politics. Friday Vice President Mike Pence landed on the La Crosse Regional Airport before visiting a farm in Brice Prairie north of Onalaska.

The common theme at the La Crosse Regional Airport are planes landing and taking flight. Friday was different as people stopped to watch Air Force Two land. Local resident Rebecca Anderson’s son Max loves planes.

“We had to come out and check it out,” Anderson said.

Anderson said Max has a couple of favorite planes.

“This guy here. He’s a big airplane guy and he’s watched lots of Youtube videos on President Donald Trump and his plane Vice President Mike Pence and his plane,” Anderson said.

On this day, Max was able to see his interest right before his eyes as the vice president landed in La Crosse.  The best seat in the world for Max pilot’s seat. La Crosse has welcomed nine U.S. presidents dating back to the late 1800s.

The director of the La Cross Regional Airport, Ian Turner, told News 8 Now a trip like this is not out of the ordinary. He said La Crosse is well equipped for hosting a Whitehouse official despite having a smaller airport.

There is something about seeing these visits in person. For people like Max, this scene creates a story he will have for the rest of his life.