Peh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1409 times:
Australia's PM heads to Washington today for the G20 summit. Local media show him stepping on to the government's BBJ. I'm not sure of the range of this particular airframe but I'm thinking that there will be a number of technical stops.
Does anyone have any idea what route the PM's BBJ will take on its way to Washington?
RFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6808 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
That aircraft should be able to make the trip with just the one stop in Honolulu if not heavily loaded.
An intermediate stop if necessary would be Samoa - don't know which they would use.
Any place the west coast, but probably Sacramento CA would be a good stop. They put a lot of effort into quick efficient turns of private aircraft from Hawaii.
The company I work for usually sends one of the Challengers to Australia a couple times a year. The normal route is xxx - Sacramento - Kona - Pago Pago - Sydney. Sometimes if the destination or departure point is up in Queensland - they stop at Majuro.
Kona is a much preferred overnight stop than HNL. Much less congestion and quicker handling, though for the PM, his aircraft would bet top priority anywhere.
When the G-V is delivered early next year they will be able to do central US to Kona to Sydney.