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

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

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