Sponsor Message:
Military Aviation & Space Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Craf Question...  
User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

I was wondering about further elaboration on how the Civil Reserve Air Fleet works. I know that the U.S government helps guarantee loans for U.S carriers to buy planes in return for a "first call" on chartering the plane when there's a national emergency.

How much notice does the U.S government have to give? How long do they get the planes for? How does this sort of thing differ from a charter?

Can a 744 carry, for example, an infantry company with their heavy weapons?

Only NW and UA use the 747 anymore - a shame since it carried a lot of troops. Would the U.S government be willing to subsidize airlines more in order to have more CRAF planes available?

What are the design compromises made in aircraft for the plane's inclusion in the CRAF? That is, do 777s have strengthened floors and any sort of electronics accomodations for military radios, etc? Will a CRAF plane ever fly into a situation where it might get shot down?

Are airlines required to give whatever equipment the government wants or does the government define a requirement (16,000 troopers to get to Southwest Asia by Monday)

Has anyone gone on the CRAF flights? Do officers get first class seating or do the airlines take out the class seats?

Thanks.

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

I coincidently posted a topic much like yours do a search and you will get answers.


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Craf Question...
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Military aviation related posts only!
  • Not military related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
F-16 Maneuverability Question posted Tue Mar 18 2008 13:17:40 by Blackbird
V-22 Propulsion Name Convention/Question posted Sat Feb 2 2008 19:45:04 by TedTAce
KC-767 Picture Question posted Wed Jan 23 2008 23:25:26 by Gjsint172
Air Force One Upper Deck Question posted Wed Jan 9 2008 02:36:40 by CF105Arrow
Tumansky R-15 Turbojet Question posted Sat Dec 29 2007 09:21:12 by Blackbird
F-15 Engine & Acceleration Question posted Thu Dec 27 2007 22:37:19 by Blackbird
Orbital Inclination Question posted Sun Dec 23 2007 08:15:25 by DfwRevolution
Question: What Was World's First Turbofan Fighter? posted Fri Dec 21 2007 19:31:57 by FlagshipAZ
B-1/Tu-160 Wing/Body Glove Question posted Thu Nov 29 2007 11:21:27 by Blackbird
French Air Force C-130 At SJO Question posted Wed Nov 28 2007 18:38:00 by LTU932

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format