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Topic: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: DL767captain
Posted 2007-11-03 20:17:06 and read 2816 times.

how come there arent any stealth planes to carry passengers? It seems like sumething the size of a gulfstream G5 with stealth technology would be a great asset for the government to move people in complete secret, now i guess it could already exist and we are just not told about this, so would this be a good asset

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: StealthZ
Posted 2007-11-03 21:05:30 and read 2804 times.

Likely little benefit...
Hiding in plain sight often works best, even a stealth aircraft has to land somewhere, so unless you own the airfield your cover is blown. A bland looking bizjet is often the most effective.
If real invisibility is required a Y ticket on Air Obscuristan is probably best.

Cheers

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: RedFlyer
Posted 2007-11-03 22:10:52 and read 2788 times.

Who/what would the stealth technology hide you from? It's not as if private citizens have radar equipment mounted on their home rooftops for tracking government aircraft movements.

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: 2H4
Posted 2007-11-03 23:25:37 and read 2770 times.

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
A bland looking bizjet is often the most effective.

Indeed. Call yourself a consultant and charter a Citation or a King Air, and nobody will give it a second thought.

Heck, take it a step further....act like a pompous, rich doctor, treat everyone around you like crap, and everyone will go out of their way to avoid you...  Wink

2H4 (former GA ramper)

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: Scooter01
Posted 2007-11-04 00:41:20 and read 2753 times.

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
If real invisibility is required a Y ticket on Air Obscuristan is probably best.

-Which leads me to wonder how Al Gore will travel when he comes here next month to receive his prize...

Scooter01

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: Scbriml
Posted 2007-11-04 01:33:59 and read 2729 times.

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 2):
It's not as if private citizens have radar equipment mounted on their home rooftops for tracking government aircraft movements.

No, that's what plane spotters are for!  yes 

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: StealthZ
Posted 2007-11-04 03:11:36 and read 2699 times.

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 4):
Which leads me to wonder how Al Gore will travel when he comes here next month to receive his prize...

You can bet it will NOT be a Y ticket on Air Obscuristan!!

Topic: RE: Stealth Corporate Jets For The Govt
Username: KevinSmith
Posted 2007-11-04 08:13:56 and read 2625 times.

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 4):
-Which leads me to wonder how Al Gore will travel when he comes here next month to receive his prize..

Good question. In keeping with the spirit of his award it should be in a solar powered dingy, in which case he's already late if he hasn't left yet.


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