How are they getting shots of Air Force One on The West Wing?

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  1. Don Black

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    It doesn't look CGI generated and I'm sure that the feds aren't giving them access to the real deal. So, what gives? Are they using AF2 or something? Or a retired AF1? Or is it really just a CGI? Thanks!
     
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    I was wondering the same thing also. The plane looked real to me. I can't see them getting any where near the real AF1 (there are at least 2 of them & AF1 is the actually the call sign of whatever plane the Prez is flying on.)
    Maybe there is a non-flyable (and therefore not too expensive) 747 somewhere painted up to look like AF1 that is used by TV/movies for filming?
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    They are using a Cargo Plane and CGI Painting the plane to look like Air Force One. They did a little story about this on Access Hollywood a couple nights ago.
     
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    Cool.
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    Thanks!
     

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