Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
Does anyone know how Governor Hoeven, the Governor of North Dakota, gets around from place to place? Hes going to be touring my school next Friday and I was hoping an interesting plane would come to town (I'm sure its no larger then a corporate jet, but still )
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
Are you sure he'd have one? I have no idea, I just find it interesting. In Canada, I don't think our Premiers (like governors) have special aircraft for getting place to place, when sched. airlinest are availavable. They certainly don't have dedicated Private jets, either. Even the Prime Minister only has a CL-604 (not that that plane doesn't rock, but it's small), and I don't think he always uses it.
So is it the case that all US governors have private aircraft and such? I'm jealous!
Jason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
He won't be flying in a private airplane just to come do one school visit. His transportation is probably via car. Few governors have dedicated aircraft. Some, for example Gov. Vilsack of Iowa, use an aircraft owned by the state (he uses a King Air occasionally) on limited occasions.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
"to visit all the schools in North Dakota"? How many schools do you have there? Visiting all schools in the small town where I'm living would probably take at least two days. Gosh, governour must be a really boring job!
Just as Jason already mentioned, if the governour of ND visits many different places within whole ND, he will probably take the car.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
Here in Massachusetts, the governor takes commerical flights. Jane Swift uses US Airways to go to Washington, and a few years back, there was a big controversy with Bill Weld using our money for a business class trip on SR.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7907 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
Here in AZ I believe the state owns several aircraft... the largest being a King Air that the governor uses to get around on official trips, plus I imagine other agencies and offices get to use it as well. But for short trips around the state when being there super fast is not important they travel by car, and longer trips they probably fly the airlines.
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