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Mar-a-Lago members apparently got an unexpected perk: Air Force One tours

A Mar-a-Lago membership includes a slew of exciting amenities: croquet lawns, pool access, and, reportedly, tours of Air Force One.

Some members of Mar-a-Lago and the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, were apparently invited to check out the presidential plane, per an invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News. Two one-hour tours were scheduled for Feb. 18, 2017, just hours before President Trump's first 2020 campaign rally in Orlando.

BuzzFeed News received the invitation last year, but couldn't confirm if any club members actually went. It has since checked the invitation against federal records of Air Force One tours. Times on the invitation match two documented tours which, unlike typical records, didn't list who would be in charge of the visit.

At least 14 people were listed to tour the plane, though their names were redacted, per BuzzFeed News. But listed email addresses connect the potential visitors with a West Palm Beach auto dealer who's been a Trump golf club member since 1999. The dealer declined to comment.

Past presidents have shown family, friends, and donors around Air Force One, BuzzFeed News notes. A White House spokeswoman justified the apparent tours by saying Mar-a-Lago members would've been Trump's friends — though she didn't confirm or deny if the tours happened.

Regardless of Air Force One landings, Mar-a-Lago members can still count on visits from world leaders and the Wedding Crasher in Chief himself.