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Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!  
User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10479 times:

Google has reached an agreement with NASA to park their 767 at Moffett Field.

Quote: "Downside, they wanted to park it conveniently near their Silicone Valley headquarters but the only airport nearby, Moffett Field, has a strict policy against civilian aircraft. Now wait a minute, the boys said, what if we pay you $1.3 million a year tiedown fee and let you use the jet occasionally for hauling around scientists and equipment?"

Source: http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$p.../oct5-2007/On-34-google-plane.html

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User currently offlineNwAflyer07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10401 times:

A 17 billion dollar bank account? Each? Shoot, with all that money id buy a freakin 787 rather than that 767. I'm sure they could pay Boeing a significant amount of money to get them one asap. lol Heck, i'd probably buy an entire airline. With 17 billion in the bank, it'd be chump change for me. wow..

User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10386 times:

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
Silicone Valley

Isn't that more an LA kind of thing? Maybe you mean "Silicon"?



Where are all of my respected members going?
User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10344 times:

Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 1):
Shoot, with all that money id buy a freakin 787 rather than that 767.

Sure, but the 767 was available well before the first 787 delivery...  sarcastic 


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10272 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 3):
Sure, but the 767 was available well before the first 787 delivery...

it'll be a nice trade in in a few years.

the first 787 with a full Starbucks on board. i can see the Jeannie Moss story now.



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10245 times:

Holly Toledo. This is pretty interesting. Anyone know what trips the a/c will be making? In the end it is a great bargain.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10220 times:

N2767


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10220 times:

What 767 does Google own? A -200 or a -300? Is the aircraft a new BBJ, or a pre-owned job? Anyone know any details on the aircraft?
Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10190 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7):

you could always just Google it and find out

 wink 



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10173 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7):
What 767 does Google own?

Must have posted the above picture when you were typing your message.

She is a 767-238ER - ex Qantas (reg # VH-EAQ - named City of Launceston)


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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10173 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7):
Is the aircraft a new BBJ, or a pre-owned job?

Pre-owned:


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Here's a diagram of the interior:




Geaux Tigers! Geaux Hornets! Geaux Saints! WHO DAT!!!
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10154 times:

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
Moffett Field, has a strict policy against civilian aircraft.

How can that be? All NASA aircraft are in fact civilian, check their regestrations.

[Edited 2007-10-27 08:43:32]

User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10121 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 11):
How can that be? All NASA aircraft are in fact civilian, check their regestrations

Just because they are N registered, it does not mean that they are civies.

N1 (FAA Gulfstream) for example is still a government plane and not civillian. Only Military have different reg's.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10073 times:

Gh123...indeed I was typing as you were posting. Our posts are only a minute 8 seconds apart.
Thanks for sharing that information with us.  Smile
STLGph (reply 8)...now why didn't I think of that? Google the aircraft should have been the obvious thing I'd done.  Wink
But I use dogpile.com as my primary search engine anyway.
Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9812 times:

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 12):
N1 (FAA Gulfstream) for example is still a government plane and not civillian.

NASA is the United States Civilian Space Agency. Its has its own budget that is separate from the military budget. In the United States, government does not mean military. In fact the Secretary of Defence, by law must be a civilian.


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9700 times:

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
$1.3 Million To Park 767!

Rich guys often have follies. Some are just blind for this world. To pay such money just for a little convenience is nothing but immensely immoral.


User currently offlineC680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9178 times:

Quoting NA (Reply 16):
Rich guys often have follies. Some are just blind for this world. To pay such money just for a little convenience is nothing but immensely immoral

No champagne or caviar for you this Christmas! Only bread and beer!  Wink

Seriously, think about it: they are paying $1.3mm to the U.S. Government - that's the same as paying an extra $1.3mm in taxes to all of their fellow citizens. That's $1.3mm that the rest of us *do not* have to pay. Fine with me.

Now burning enough Jet-A to send two guys aloft in a 767 when something *much* smaller (Gulfstream? Falcon? Challenger?) would do with 1/4 of the carbon? *That's* immoral.



My happy place is FL470 - what's yours?
User currently offlineNucsh From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9120 times:

Quoting C680 (Reply 16):
Seriously, think about it: they are paying $1.3mm to the U.S. Government - that's the same as paying an extra $1.3mm in taxes to all of their fellow citizens. That's $1.3mm that the rest of us *do not* have to pay. Fine with me.

Not only that, but it goes to NASA (presumably), which means more money to get the CEV up to the moon sooner.  Smile



If landing is about "kissing" the ground, you just about raped it.
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7154 times:

I wonder if they'll get their own fuel farm or if it will be trucked to them with a nominal($$$) per gallon fee.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/3608099

There was a very good, lengthy thread when this news first broke back in Sept... but I can't find it



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineJawake From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6662 times:

2 Questions:

1. The article says a recently acquired 767, I thought they had it for awhile? Am I wrong?


2. Where have they been parking the 767? SFO ? SJC?


User currently offlinePYP757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 1):
A 17 billion dollar bank account

Well not really. This is ust a case a bad reporting, once again! 17 billions is what they both would get if they were to sell all their shares in the company today. But then they would not own Google anymore, and probably would not need that corporate plane anymore. It's money on paper, not in the bank!


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

I read about this in the NY Times several weeks ago. Worked out to be an excellent deal for them, I'd say.

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Hm, just so that they could walk to their aircraft, instead of driving ten minutes to SJC?

User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting Jawake (Reply 20):

1. The article says a recently acquired 767, I thought they had it for awhile? Am I wrong?

They got another one, I believe.

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 21):
This is ust a case a bad reporting, once again! 17 billions is what they both would get if they were to sell all their shares in the company today.

They wouldn't even get that...you couldn't dump $17 billion of Google stock into the market and not depress the stock price before you finished the sale. They're still worth billions but it's not even as much as it looks on paper.

Tom.


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