If you have the National Geographic channel The New Air Force One – Flying Fortress film premiers today. I was given an early look at the National Geographic documentary and any of you that have watched any of the previous Air Force One series will want to see this premier and back story of the new Boeing 747-8i that is being built for the President. You may be surprised where the aircraft originated and the deal that President Trump did to lower the cost of the delivered airframe.
This is the first of many new looks at the new presidential aircraft that has a proud legacy. With the current airframe being harder to support, this newer aircraft will serve the president over the next several decades. Meet the team bringing the new Air Force One online.
While some of the story discusses the current Air Force One politics are at play with the color scheme. In that President Trump envisioned and new color scheme. But the final color scheme will be left to President Biden. Enjoy this exclusive behind the scenes look at the new Air Force One.