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Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets  
User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

According to New York Newsday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to missile-proof two of his private jets! It will cost about five million to do this. Bloomberg is a licensed pilot. Full article is at:

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-jets0505,0,746502,print.story


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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

It's his money... who cares what he does with it?

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Mayor who? Missile-proof? Why?  Insane

If he wants to waste his money.. More power to him.  Smile



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

  Mayor who? Missile-proof? Why?  

Not only Mayor of New York, the most terrorist targeted city in the US, but also a media baron and financial specialist at the forefront of capitalism.

All and all, a bad combination.

N


User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3624 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

What on Gods holy Earth is missile-proofing consist of and furthermore:

How can I get this on my Cessna 172? Thanks.


Edit: I actually read the web page this time. For a second there I thought you could actually survive a missile attack. Stupid me. But I still want it on my Cessna 172.

[Edited 2004-05-06 04:53:25]


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13088 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Mayor Bloomberg is the founder (and still connected with) the financial information service with his name - Bloomberg. He is worth at least $1 Billion, he is Jewish, mayor of one of the most important cities in the world, NYC, has traveled a number of times to Israel on business and pleasure since taking office. He would be a 'high value' target. He is considering the installation on 2 a/c, probably not only ones used by him, but by other major executitives in the Bloomberg company.

User currently offlineOneworldman From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 190 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Just a little financial correction... Mayor Michael Bloomberg is worth much more than $1 Billion, infact he is worth more than $5 Billion dollars.


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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

During the last mayoral campaign in New York, I remember they had an advertisement showing Bloomberg as the first NYC mayor taking a subway to get to City Hall from his residence. I wonder, do they have missile proof subways now also?

Well I would honestly consider mayor Bloomberg as an honest men because I'm almost sure he does not take subway to work. And why not install missile proof defense on his airplane, he's got enough money to waste, he's definitely not going to take it with him when he dies.



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User currently offlineMetsfan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

He actually does take the subway to work. I have been on the Lexington Ave line and heard people comment that they had seen the mayor on the train in the morning and that he was shorter than he appeared on TV.

User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 967 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

So what are they going to do? Put some Chaff and Flares on his plane?


peace


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13088 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

To answer RockyRacoon, apparently they are going to install such 'flares and chaff' system. Saw a news report connected with the stories on this and it also said there is considerably increased interest for installing these systems on private bizjets. Yes, Mayor Bloomberg does take the subway when possible between his (multimillion $) upper east side townhouse and City Hall. (he doesn't live in the city's Gracie Mansion for use by the mayors). And yes, he is worth closer to$5 Billion, not the $1b I used before.

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