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What Planes Heads Of States Fly.  
User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

I thought it would be intersting to start a thread listing the type of planes that are used by heads of states for as many countries.

I can start with : Ariel Sharon prefers to charter EL AL planes over the old IAF 707.


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User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 878 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Here in France it's a French Republic (armee de l'air / air force) A310-300 or A319 BJ or a Dassault Falcon.

User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

I'll start with the most famous


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Germany's Chancellor (as well as the president) is flown around in an A310... although, sometimes they also use Canadair Challengers (for example when Schröder flies home to HAJ it's, as far as I know, not always the A310).


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I think this is the plane - notice that it doesn't say "Luftwaffe" but "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (it was decided that this would be more appropriate) on the side.

[Edited 2004-01-19 21:43:57]


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

The Dutch queen has a Fokker 70:


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On long trips she flies KLM. I think she doesn't charter a whole plane but uses only the upper section of a 747. However I might be wrong on this.

Kind regards,


Jeroen

[Edited 2004-01-19 21:42:13]


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3138 times:
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The South African President uses a BBJ, named Inkwazi (Zulu for African fish eagle).


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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Queen Elizabeth II uses ZE701:


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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

The VIP fleet of the Spanish Air Force has 2 Airbus A310 and a few Dassault Falcon jets.
Those aircraft are often used by the King, the Prince or the Prime Minister.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Czech Republic's President Vaclav Klaus flies Tu-154 for longhaul flights


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or Canadair CL 600 ...Challenger for short trips


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User currently offline5T6 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

How about Osama Bin Laden?


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 Nuts


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User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

How about Osama Bin Laden?

Don't we wish. Our luck he would walk way!



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User currently offlineBA1978 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

QE2 sometimes uses this aswell
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There are other ways and there's British Airways
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2071 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

ZE701 is also used by Tony Blair (UK PM).

The aircraft forms part of 32 Sqyadron (The Royal Squadron) that also operates BAe 125 Jets. I believe that there used to be two 146-100s until quite recently.

For L/H official trips QE2 and the PM both used to use a specially configured RAF VC10. I recall seeing on Airport a couple of years ago the aircraft at LHR to take Tony Blair abroad. When it came in empty its call sign was "Kitty". When it left with the PM on board it was "Kitty Hawk".

These days BA 777's tend to be used for official trips, though the Prince of Wales make frequent use of Privat Air 757s.

On a side note as QE2 is head of state for several countries. When she makes official trips to those countries other arrangements are made. Thus when she visited Australia last year a QF 744 was used, while on a trip to New Zealand a couple of years back a NZ 744 was used.



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offline5NEOO From Nigeria, joined Nov 2003, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2858 times:


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The Nigerian president has been trying for years to purchase an A340, thankfully the Senate has refused to allow the President do so. The plane still looks like its got a good number of years left in it.



Admit it, you could care less about the continent Africa!
User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

PM of Canada has an A310 nicknamed the "Taj Mahal" for long haul, also a fleet of Challengers and Canadair Global Express for some routes where no need for A310 or where airfield too short...

The paint scheme on the A310 is not the nicest....the old 707s used for Govt VIP transport had much nice livery, as do the current Chellengers


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User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 878 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

The President of Gabon has a DC8-73 "Republique Gabonaise"


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User currently offlineRiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Sheikh Zayed, the President of the United Arab Emirates and also the ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate, has a beautiful 747SP, A6-ZSN, with RR engines.

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Sheikh Maktoum of Dubai also has one (A6-SMM) but with PW engines, and the various UAE Emiri flights also have some 767s and an assortment of bizjets. Abu Dhabi Emiri flight also once had an A300 which was written off after a hard landing, not sure what became of it.


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Here we have the following..


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and


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and


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although she was recently dressed on this lower profile colour scheme:


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Rumour is that FAB will soon sign for a single Airbus ACJ and some Embraer 190 for the VIP fleet.

Rgds

RS



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User currently offlineRiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Would be really cool if someone had any INTERIOR shots of these govt. VIP airliners, aka our taxes at work. I can understand these would be difficult to get of current aircraft for security reasons and such (of course there are old Air Force Ones in museums), but sure would be interesting to see what's in there.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Jaspike

Do they declare a "purple airway" when royals fly? Heard that one time.

A couple of times during my career I've been made to delay or taxi off on some ramp to wait for Air Force One.




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User currently offlineARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2610 times:

This is what we paid for down here


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there are also 2 Fokkers f-28


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Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 2575 times:

Japan................................................................ Mexico


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Isreal.................................................................... Iraq


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UAE.................................................................. Saudi


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Oman................................................................ Sweden


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Croatia.................................................................. Egypt


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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 2536 times:

Colombian president bought a B737, which will be here in our Country very soon (US$30 million plus USD$5 million in "little things") but until this baby arrives...He's using a Fokker (70 I guess) called "la Cafetera" (The coffee maker) and a B707 ...both very very old.


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 2473 times:
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New Zealand's Prime Minister uses two planes which are owned by the RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) 2x B752s and 6x Beech King Air


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The now retired B727

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User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 2452 times:



Kyrghiztan, Belarus and Russia(amongst others) both use Tu 154s.



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Govt of Zimbabwe uses a 762ER


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Other Russian Govt a/c


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Ukraine with the Il62


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Croatia


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Libya Il-62


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