Air Force One: The Flying Fortress

It is possibly the world’s most famous plane, but little is known about it. A new documentary with rare access to the inner workings of Air Force One changes that. Tom Batchelor spoke to professional pilot and filmmaker Scott Bateman to learn more

Air Force One parked on the flight line at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia in March 2021
US Air Force photo/Andrew Park
The film crew captured the enormous logistical effort required to maintain the fleet 
Scott Bateman
In June 2019, Air Force One landed at London Stansted Airport as part of an official state visit by President Trump 
London Stansted Airport/MAG

Air Force One is an aeroplane of superlatives. The most secure, the best maintained, the most recognisable…

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