L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29616 posts, RR: 59 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
You can now have a chance to bid on a 1984 Westland II.
This is the infamous jet that Fmr governor Frank Murkowski bought, and had been ridiculed for. The jet soon became a symbol of everything that was wrong with his administration, causing him to become the 2nd least popular governer in the US, and one of the only sitting incumbants to loose a primary without actually being under indictment.
New Governor Sarah Palin has directed that the 2.7 million dollar aircraft go up for sale on e-bay.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3342 times:
Quoting L-188 (Thread starter): New Governor Sarah Palin has directed that the 2.7 million dollar aircraft go up for sale on e-bay.
LMFAO! I just saw this on KTUU . . . cracks me up. Wonder what Frank the Bank thinks - no on second thought, I could care less. What I DO wonder is what Bill Tandeske thinks - the former Commish of Public Safety to ass-kissed and bought the thing in the first place . . .
As an aside, looking forward to Walt Monegan running the Division now. Can only get better.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3253 times:
Should read "Westwind II". They're pretty nice as jets go-when I was little, we got to ride on Provident Life and Accident Company's Westwind. We were going to visit my grandparents in Houston at the time and the company jet was deadheading out to Houston. Dad was high enough in management to arrange for us to ride on the deadhead segment to Houston. Incidentally, when he became Chief Executive Officer of the company, one of the first things to go was the corporate flight department (wasn't being used enough at the time).
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
CRJonBeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
good solid aircraft. none of IAI's planes have been especially good looking, but they're damn good performers for what they are!
i don't see what the major deal is really. most state's have private aircraft of some sort for transport of the governor. king airs, citations, lears, and beechjets come to mind right now. eventually, you must get beyond the "private jet" thing and understand that it's not a non stop party in the things. when used properly, they're just business tools. my brother flies frequently on a citation x. according to him, "the fun and glamour wore off pretty quick. i thought i would get to kick back and enjoy myself. then i found out it had a satcom system, fax machine, internet, and everything else i needed to just do more work." don't get me wrong, he's had fun in it before and gotten to goof around and drink, but the company is VERY strict with it's policies regarding their fleet.