Most of us remember where we were on September 11, 2001. For Col. Mark Tillman, USAF-Ret., it was commanding Air Force One – which happened to be in Sarasota, Florida, on the day of the attack. One of only 14 Americans to have served as a presidential pilot, Tillman discusses the choices made in securing President Bush, the new-generation of Boeing 747s that are scheduled to enter service in 2024, plus where fact and fiction meet in Harrison Ford’s Air Force One action film.

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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Enjoyed this interview. A fascinating slice of that day. I was very unhappy with people who felt that the President should have gone immediately back to DC. It was interesting to hear how the Shanksville crash affected their thoughts. We forget that it took awhile to make the decision to ground all flights that day let alone what to do with the President but hindsight is indeed always 20/20. 

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