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Col. Mark Tillman

Former Commander of Air Force One on 9/11 "Zero Fail Mission"

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About Col. Mark Tillman

Chosen as the nation's 12th Presidential pilot, Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. Col. Tillman was at the controls of Air Force One through numerous national events. Most notably, he protected the President on September 11, 2001 by keeping him out of harms way and connecting the flying oval office to the nation's first responders.

Another historic event was being the first pilot to fly the Commander-in-Chief into a war zone. The challenge ...

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Air Force One: Zero Fail Mission

Col. Tillman keeps attendees on the edge of their seat as he shares his first-hand account of piloting President George W. Bush on ...

Col. Tillman's stories were extremely engaging, exciting and relatable (on a smaller scale) to the audiences challenge. We would absolutely recommend Col. Mark Tillman as a Home Run speaker to our other client's markets who have not yet heard his motivating message

Michael L. Pawelek, Sr. Regional Marketing Manager - Jack Morton Worldwide

I wanted to thank you for coming to the recent Windstorm Insurance Network Conference in Orlando and talking about your experiences in the United States Air Force and Commanding Air Force One. I really enjoyed hearing how stressful times went in the cockpit. I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to me here and there when you had time. Thank you for your service!

Ryan - Windstorm Insurance Network

Col. Mark Tillman was wonderful! He was really funny--which we weren't expecting--and very entertaining. He was personable and related well to our group of engineers and plant managers. We'll definitely look at bringing him back!

Carrie Shapiro - TradeFair Group

Col Tillman's keynote speech was a huge success for the event! He had over 600 people, standing room only. From a logistical standpoint, he was a joy to work with. Premiere Speaker's Bureau was also excellent to work with.

Stacey Orlick - Pentron Media

Col. Tillman just wrapped up--what a great time everyone had! There were about 400 in attendance which was a great turnout . . . he had the crowd laughing and he was very engaging! Awesome time, thanks for all of it!

Andrea J. St. George - NSRDEC, US Army RDECOM

The event was AWESOME! Col. Tillman was wonderful, heartfelt and genuine, and our guests could see those traits. We have had nothing but wonderful comments and praises about the Col. I would recommend him in the future and use him again on other events.

Kristie Jackson - Arms of Hope
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Beilue: Air Force One pilot: Some way to make a living

STRATFORD - When Col. Mark Tillman was the personal air chauffeur of President George W. Bush, he would often get unexpected, sometimes unusual assignments. Such was the case right about this time 14 years ago. As the pilot and commander of Air Force One, Tillman was asked - well, no ...

Premiere Forum | Former Air Force One Commander, Col. Mark Tillman

Former Air Force One Commander, Col. Mark Tillman recently gave a captivating presentation in New York City as part of our Premiere Forum. This event was organized by our NYC agent, Jordan Smallwood, as a way to build a community around the forums as they take in stories as a ...

Former Air Force One Pilot To Talk With Local Boy Scouts

Colonel Mark Tillman is a retired Air Force One pilot. He flew for three administrations, President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Tillman was flying with the younger President Bush on the day of the 9/11 attacks. Biography Chosen as the ...