BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7390 times:
Ok, This is an idea that came to me, and I do not know if it will work, but that is why I am telling you.
For all of us spotters who are so ticked off at the airport popos, Why don't we all set up a fund where each of us can contribute money from time to time. Now before I go any further, without alot of help from each other, this will take a long long long time. But what we could do, is raise up enough money, and have a Boeing 767-200 painted in Airliners.net colors on one side, and jetPhotos.net colors on the other. Then we could tour the country fighting for our right to spot. We could hire John Travolta as our pilot. Like I said, this would cost a whole lot of money, but who said it isn't worth it.
Ok, Now if you guys think this is stupid, we can lock up the thread and go home, but if there are any serious takers who are good at accounting, by all means, lets get our asses to work, and show those Government Politicians that we are NOT dangerous.
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7328 times:
Sounds like a great plan. I'm sure that if I look under the sofa cushions I ought to be able to scrounge up somewhere between two and three million dollars toward the 767-200.
But, now that I think about it, I won't donate the money unless the tail of the aircraft features a stylized rendition of my face a la Alaska Airlines. I'm a lot better looking than that eskimo so you can be sure that spotters will flock from all over the world to see the aircraft bearing my visage.
Also, I think a 757-200 would really be much more elegant, and possibly a little cheaper. It would also have the benefit of being able to fly into Midway.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7309 times:
A Boeing Company Commercial Airplane Group Boeing 747-400, as flown by Singapore Airlines Limited Corp. Company Business Conglomerate would be a better choice. Flown by Singapore Airlines Pilots (like CX_flyboy, only better) and served by Singapore Girls, all of whom would make great wives and who dispense quality tampons.
For shame! You suggested a 767-200, which is not flown by Singapore Airlines!!
Jj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7193 times:
I understood he wanted to pay an airline for it to paint a plane (like Western Pacific used to do).... anyway...... well...... jsut toooooooooooooooo imaginative. But I will contribute with a cent. So, 777236er, put my cent in the amount obtained!
Sharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7170 times:
Yeah, i'm not sure why everyone is automatiaclly jumping to the conclusion that the aircraft must be purchased, i'm sure there would be airlines out there willing to give up a plane for a short term lease which would probably cost much less....
...still, the massive scale of this plan gives it little chance of happening.
N139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7171 times:
All joking aside, the government will never back off...at least not for awhile.
I am not calling anyone here dangerous, so don't get me wrong. I worked at an airport before and after 9/11 so I know many of the security measures instated. There is just too much of a chance that someone may try to harm an aircraft while trying to pass as a spotter. I understand that you all like to spot the planes, but think of the bigger picture here. As much as you like to just sit and watch, others like just as much to aim a SAM. With today's chances for terrorisim worldwide, the government just cannot allow people to be that close. Sometimes we all have to give up a little for the security of the entire population. i admire your will to "fight for your right", but maybe you should take up another hobby, at least for the time being.
AFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7125 times:
Why don't we buy a Cessna or some other small a*s plane and use that, then put a Travolta mask on a pilot, find some (one) good looking flight attendent (don't think more will fit) and do it that way. We could paint the aircraft and tow a great big streamer as well!
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
Brianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7050 times:
John Travolta would be the most expensive part of that deal.
You know, we could save A LOT of money by going out into the desert late at night and fire up one of those pickled widebody jets and steal it. Forge up some documents to claim it belongs to whoever, then we'd just need to fund painting. But then there is maintenance, foxy flight attendants, etc.
If you want, I'll steal the 767 for you. I'll just need to brush up with Wilco Pub 767: PIC on flight sim a little before hand. I'll just have to besure to take out the transponder in attempts to avoid an F-15 escot.