Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3200 times:
OK, here's a new one. (maybe) If you were the president/leader of your country, and you could chose your own fleet, what would you chose?
Well, if I was President of the United States, this would be "my" fleet; (2 of each of course) They would all have the "official" Air Force One livery.
1 - 747-400ER. Used for high profile trips within the U.S. and International flights. Free space above the main deck would be used for crew rest areas and possible location of avionics and secret equipment. That and the thing would just look awesome!
2 - 767-200ER. Used for flights within the U.S. and lower profile International flights. Also, the 767 would be equipped for in flight refueling and have the same top secret communications equipment for emergency situations.
3 - 717-200. Used for the short hops to Camp David and so forth. Would have trans continental range just in case.
Keep in mind that this is just for fun, so lets hear your choices for your country!
TW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
Thom@s: Most likely a Piper Cherokee, as the Norwegian government wouldn't help finance anything larger...
in this case I wouldnt have any choice than a Cessna 150 (used of course) as our goverment wouldn't finance anything larger too
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3122 times:
Well I'm just being realistic. Although in that case, I should also consider that we don't even have a president in this country. The King however uses a DA-20 Jet Falcon on his short trips, and comercial transport on his longer flights abroad.
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
I feel the need to explain my choice for the 767-200 for domestic missions. The 747 a big enough for a good sized conference table. True there is room and a 757 or 737, but there would be room for a bigger one on the 767. Also, it would be able to carry more passengers for press, cabinet members, VIP's and so forth. It could also have good airfield performance with the lighter loads that it "normally" encounters.
Now then, after further consideration, I have made a change. My third choice would be a BBJ instead of a 717. Why? Well, In case there would be the necessity of carrying extra people further distances, the 717 may not be able to carry them as far if the situation need be. The BBJ could also get into the same smaller airfields the 717 could with a lighter payload.
ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
As a president I would wanted to be re-elected, so a Bombardier Global Express would easily do the job for me. Although it is the most expensive exec-jet out there, it has a rather short fuselage and therefore would appear cheaper than the AF1/A310/747/380/319/BBJ to the public eye . If any entourage (press & staff) had to travel with me, ad-hoc chartering a 757/767 or something similar for them would be enough and cheaper IMO.
"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Alfred Kahn, 1977
JetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Oh goodness, my fleet appears to be bigger than those of the oil countries!
Well, here it goes-
1. a Concorde as my home in the sky
2. Boeing 747-400
3. Airbus A340-600
4. Airbus A380 (soon!)
5. Boeing 747SP
6. Beech Starship (yay Beech Starship!)
7. Bombardier Global Express
8. Airbus A380
9. the 2nd Antonov An-225
10. Antonov An-124
There's tons more but I don't want to keep rambling on!