MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1092 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
I saw the plane taxi right past me at work today. In fact, I boarded up a CRJ on its way from IAD-EWR, we ended up having to delay the flight on a 40 minute gate hold because of the Elian departure, and the flight ended up cancelling after this gate hold thing, pretty much screwing up the rest of my day. At least, I got a photo of the plane with the kid in it as it taxiied (fast) past the gate. There also seemed to be a US registered Learjet right behind Elian's jet, probably tightly following the plane to Cuba.
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
No need to say "Communist Cuba" such as a very bad
country...I'm more revolted to hear USA kills innocents
on electrical chair for electoral propaganda than hearing a little boy go back in his country; is it a crime to live
with parents in Cuba or maybe USA is a better place
with that "Cuban lobby" ?? Please leave your political matters outside the forum....thanks
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
uhmmmm...that Bush Jr who use death penalty even
when the alleged criminals are only convicted of a
crime by a unique witness, execute mental disorder
people, and so on...no need to say death penalty is
an item on the American electoral race agenda !!
Maybe the word "propaganda" is too far..let's say
for "electoral purposes" !!
Aaron atp From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 533 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
800LL is a Hawker 800a, Raytheon Travel Air is the company. I'm not allowed to tell you who has a share in the aircraft, for privacy reasons; but it is a timeshare so no one person uses it exclusively.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8475 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1077 times:
I thought it looked like some kind of Cessna Citation. That wouldn't be surprising, considering that Cessna's Citation family is the best selling family of biz-jets in the world. My question is, who paid for it? Not the American taxpayer, I hope. Oh wait, we've shelled out some $40 million, is it, to investigate Clinton. Sorry to bring politics into this forum.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
I thought the DOJ paid for the jet...
When you think about it though, we [taxpayers] pay a small price for all of these "expensive" things. If the Elian saga came to a total of $25 million, each person would have to pay less than 10 cents!
USAirA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
I was down in Aruba for vacation last week and when i was spotting outside the airport I swear I saw the exact plane. The registration numbers matched and the aircraft was the same. The date was June 29th, 2000. Thanks!
TWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1038 times:
Hey smart math Fly777ual: 250million times x = 25 million. Damn your pretty good! The point isn't that its small, but thats it being paid.
Anyway, still does anyone know who paid for the flight? Was it the DOJ? One more thing, in the above, it wsa said the plane was leased, doesn't the US gov. have enough planes of its own on property to avoid the cost of rental?
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1092 posts, RR: 14 Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 978 times:
I got the photo developed. As he taxied past the "T" gates at IAD, I scrambled to take a photo. Well it turned out, and it actually turned out better than I expected. It has some blurs, but the reg is still very much readable. I'll try to scan it, and see if Johan accepts it. It was taxiing by pretty damn fast, so it was really tough to get a decent photo through a slightly tinted window. Again, I will try to submit it.