While they’re fun to read, I rarely subscribe to conspiracy theories. This one is interesting though…
I’m not going to buy the idea that it was done for a movie. Not really a far-fetched idea, just not as plausible as you’d think.
The distinctive red tail goes back to World War II and the P51-C’s made famous by the Tuskegee Airmen (Image above). The “Red Tails” are still alive in the Alabama Air National Guard and their F16s are in fact painted with the distinctive red tail (the only organization with the red tail paint job that I’m aware of).
If that is true, that means that the administration launched an F16 all the way from Alabama for a photo op.
But what could possibly be the purpose of going to such lengths the film a “Red Tail” escorting Air Force One?
How about a Hollywood movie!?
Personally, I think the base idea behind the “Movie shot conspiracy” is actually the truth.
This was a photo op with the Red Tail Tuskegee Airman of today escorting a black President. Perfect “full circle” type of moment.
Just a horrible choice for the background of the photo….